Capcom titles to hit Steam

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 In a move that we will probably see more and more often in the coming months, Capcom has just become the first Japanese publisher to release content on Steam, Valve’s digital distribution system. By the end of this week, Steam users should have Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition at their finger tips, with Onimusha 3 hot on its heels.

Mark Beaumont, Capcom USA’s executive vice president, explained that “Steam is the right place for us to go with our titles. Valve has created a huge installed base of gamers who naturally fit with the profiles of the titles that Capcom develop.” To which gamers everywhere replied, “Well … no sh*t.” I wouldn’t be surprised in the least to see this from other big publishing houses, provided that Capcom’s venture into digital distribution is successful (and I don’t see why it wouldn’t be).

While Capcom has received some criticism from fans for sloppy PC ports,  Grim seems to think that Lost Planet was somewhere between “passable” and “highly recommended.” Look for Lost Planet: Extreme Conditions to drop onto Steam on June 26th, the same day it goes to old-fashioned, disc-in-a-shiny-box retailers. Incidentally, I’m surprised Microsoft doesn’t have some sort of agreement with Capcom — I mean, if Lost Planet is going to be digitally distributed, why not on Games for Windows?

In addition to Devil May Cry, Onimusha, and Lost Planet, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix* will also be availble “later this year.” 

*Not to be confused with Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix. What the hell, Capcom?! Did the room full of chimpanzees at typewriters run out of ideas?

[Via Eurogamer, thanks to Mike for the tip!]

[P.S. – A big thanks to Won the Halos for the Photoshop!] 


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