by Murray Lewis
Capcom wants to remaster more of its older titles
In its latest financial briefing, Capcom has confirmed that it will be putting a lot more weight behind its efforts to remaster classic titles.
As a company with a lot of well-regarded 'classic' titles, like Ghosts 'n Goblins, Devil May Cry, Mega Man, and Street Fighter, Capcom is sitting on a potential goldmine when it comes to the lucrative world of HD remakes. They've already taken significant steps in this direction, with recent 'remasters' of DuckTales and Resident Evil, but it seems they never expected them to be as popular as they are.
Overseas download sales of Resident Evil (HD Remastered) in the past fiscal year were far higher than we expected.
With the behemoth that is Steam, it's truly surprising that they never saw the full potential for digital downloads until now, but it seems the penny has finally dropped.
HD remasters of our catalogue hit titles will be one of our key business activities. Overseas, it is becoming difficult to sell these lower-priced and re-mastered titles at stores because of the declining number of stores and sales area limitations. Therefore, we started aggressive digital download sales activities. These activities created new demand for these titles.
With a recently announced remake of Devil May Cry 4 on the cards, it seems like we'll be seeing a lot more of this sort of thing from Capcom in the coming months.