Capcom Teases “Major” Unannounced Game; Focus on Multiplatform Development Including Nintendo Switch
Capcom outlines its strategy for the current fiscal year, teasing a "major" unannounced game and pledging a focus on multiplatform development, including Nintendo Switch.
Today Capcom released its financial presentation outlining the strategy for the fiscal year ending on March 31st, 2018, and it included some really interesting tidbits of information.
First and foremost, the company plans to expand its consumer business (console games and related PC ports) by regularly launching major titles on the global market, and strengthening digital downloads.
Secondly, we learn that Capcom plans to launch two major titles before the end of the fiscal year (March 31st, 2018). One is Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite, and the other has yet to be announced.
On top of that, the company intends to bolster the lineup of re-releases of older games on current generation consoles, while promoting multiplatform development at the same time, including Nintendo’s new Switch console.
A focus on leading-edge markets like eSports with Street Fighter V is also mentioned among the plans.
Interestingly, Capcom expects to ship 2 million copies of Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite, and 2 more million of Resident Evil 7 biohazard by March 31st, 2018, which would bring the total for Resident Evil 7 to 5.5 million, including the past fiscal year results announced yesterday.
As you can see in the table below, the unknown “major title” teased by the company doesn’t have specific platforms or a release window just yet.
Last, but not least, Capcom listed a few series that it defines “superior, proprietary content.” The list includes Resident Evil, Monster Hunter, Dead Rising, Street Fighter, Devil May Cry and Dragon’s Dogma.
At the moment we don’t know the nature of the mysterious unannounced title, but considering that its release is expected before March 31st, 2018, it’s very likely that the announcement will come soon. A reveal at E3 2016 is very possible, even if it’s just speculation, for the moment.