Remember those days you spent at the arcades, after school, dropping coins inside Street Fighter machines, trying to defeat Bison? If we’re lucky, we might get to do it again (minus the quarters, thankfully).
Capcom is the latest major game developer to commit their resources to the relatively new iPhone platform following Electronic Arts, Konami, and Gameloft. Known for classic franchises such as the long-surviving Street Fighter and Mega Man series, Capcom has an extensive host of video game titles dating back to the 1980’s and many would love to see them ported or adapted to the iPhone.
The company is moving to improve its market position outside of its home country as the video game market is diminishing in Japan. Despite the reduction, Capcom recently posted an 11 percent jump in operating profit thanks to titles such as Resident Evil 5 and Street Fighter 4. In light of this, it will continue to offer titles that appeal more towards American and European markets.