Capcom Steams Ahead

Capcom Steams Ahead

Capcom has become the first Japanese video game company to sign on to offer multiple PC games through Valve's digital distribution platform.

Capcom and Valve announced an agreement that brings a collection of Capcom's current and future PC games to Valve's Steam digital distribution service. Under the arrangement, PC versions of Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, Onimusha 3, Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, and future PC titles will be made available via the online distribution platform. Capcom is the first major Japanese software publisher to sign on with Steam.

Gabe Newell, co-founder and president of Valve said, This initial set of Capcom titles coming to Steam, as well as those coming at a later date, are a perfect fit for the millions of action gaming fans connecting to Steam each week.

Steam is the only full-featured broadband platform for the delivery and management of games and digital content, and has pioneered its broadband services to over 13 million customers with core and casual games from today's leading publishers and developers.

Available later this week, Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition is an action game that follows the stylish demon-slayer Dante as he uses swords and guns to wage a nonstop, one-man battle against the demon world in order to carry out a 2000 year-old revenge. Coming in the next few weeks, Onimusha 3 is an action game that travels in time between the 16th century Japan and modern-day Paris, pitting two heroes (one a samurai, the other a modern-day fighter played by actor Jean Reno) against a horde of other-dimensional evil.

Lost Planet: Extreme Condition is a critically-acclaimed third person action game from an all-star team of Capcom's game designers, will be available day and date with the retail version of the PC game, currently scheduled for June 26. Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix downloads Capcom's incredibly popular puzzle game into the new generation, featuring enhanced 1080p HD graphics, several new game modes, improved game balance, and online play and will be available later this year.