Capcom + Monumental Games = CAPCOMumental?

by: Randy -
Capcom signed a development deal with Monumental Games, UK MMO developer of Football Superstars and Hunter's World (the first massively-multiplayer hunting game--I bet Cabela's still mad they didn't blaze that trail).  Currently, Monumental is working on a console title for Capcom but they're tight-lipped about the details for now.  Raw speculation leads me to believe that Capcom is trying to leverage Monumental's MMO experience despite this being a console release.  This will likely be yet another MMO projected to come to consoles and then be scaled back to PC only as developmental costs grow...monumental.

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.
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