Capcom signs development deal with UK-based Monumental Games

Between first confirming and then sort of denying 16 player multiplayer for Resident Evil 5, Capcom has announced that it’s signed a development deal with UK-based developer Monumental Games.

Under the deal Monumental will be working on an yet-unannounced multi-platform title that will be published by Capcom later this year. Monumental’s “Monumental Technology Suite” is an MMO and virtual world technology that the developer claims is the “most powerful” tech of its kind in the world. It powers Monumental’s PC MMO Football Superstar (pictured above), and its upcoming PC MMO Hunter’s World

Monumental’s Web site makes mention of work on its first console project, saying they “can’t reveal the franchise as yet,” and that it could contain a “substantial online element” with a focus on “pure adrenalin.” The developer is also currently seeking “experienced” PlayStation 3 and Wii programmers. 

One of the most boring press releases ever can be found after the jump.

CAPCOM® SIGNS DEVELOPMENT DEAL WITH MONUMENTAL GAMES

SAN MATEO, Calif. — January 21, 2009 — Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today confirmed it has signed a development agreement with UK based Monumental Games. Under the terms of the agreement Monumental Games will develop an as yet unannounced multi-platform title scheduled for release and published by Capcom later this year.

Monumental Games was founded in 2005 by Rik Alexander and Rocco Loscalzo and has two UK based offices in Nottingham and Manchester as well as an operation in Pune, India and currently employs over 100 people.

ABOUT CAPCOM
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom can be found on the company web site, www.capcom.com.

Capcom, the Capcom logo, Resident Evil, Mega Man and Devil May Cry are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. or other countries. Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. All the other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.
 

ABOUT MONUMENTAL GAMES
Monumental Games Limited (MGL, UK) specializes in the development of multi-platform, multi-player online games based upon its proprietary Monumental Technology Suite (MTS). Formed in 2005 by CEO Rik Alexander and CTO Rocco Loscalzo, the company now employs over 100 developers across three studios in Nottingham (UK), Manchester (UK) and Pune (India). Monumental is dedicated to recruitment of the best online talent in the industry and constant improvement of its technology in order to consistently develop world-class titles.

For further information on Monumental Games please visit www.monumentalgames.com.

Nick Chester