Capcom for sale

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  1. Bryon15
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    http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/219300/Capcom_shareholders...
    http://www.capcom.co.jp/ir/english/news/html/e140616a.html

    Apparently Capcom is open to being bought out. Time for Nintendo to make a move. Seriously, they would be foolish not to. They're the perfect fit for capcom. I think that they would do many of their franchises justice. Megaman would definitely make a comeback. We got the best resident evil games when they were gamecube exclusive. Capcom made the best 2D zelda games. Plus Nintendo has stated that they are looking torwards mergers and acquisitions. Plus out of the big 3, nintendo needs capcom the most. Since they aren't getting 3rd party support. Games developed by platinum games like okami, viewtiful joe, devil may cry, godhand, would also be revived. I mean since platinum has such a close relationship with nintendo. They need to make a move as soon as possible.
     
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    I reckon MS would do well to buy Capcom and that may be a pretty good in for Japan for them.
     
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    That would either boost MS in Japan like crazy because Monster Hunter or cause Japanese people to stop caring about it and kill the series. Not sure which.
     
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    A haloification of the Monster hunter games.... I would actually like to see that. It might make it quite playable.
     
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    I would hate it if Nintendo took over Capcom - the company has many mature IP's like Resident Evil, Dead Rising, Devil May Cry etc. which would fall into the realm of obscurity or misuse with Nintendo's PC-friendly management looming over the developers. Microsoft is another poor candidate - they ran Rare into the ground with crappy avatar games and have thoroughly proven that they're too irresponsible of a kid to own a puppy. I'd be happier if Sony took them under their wing, that or a software-oriented company.
     
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    As logically as that is, I rather see Nintendo get them or at least Atlus.

    Like what they did with every other 3rd/2nd party?
     
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    taking over capcom? capcom just isnt there yet.
     
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    Ooh, yay, maybe less crappy games.
     
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    Not where it would be forced, however if the shareholders are presented with "take a buyout and possibly gain something or hope the bankruptcy courts (and Japan has some odd ideas here) give you something".

    If we are wondering though I wonder what the Japanese equivalent of the monopolies commission would say about Square taking over.
     
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    I kinda hope Sega takes them so their games would still be multiplat
     
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    Absolutely - Nintendo is still crazy about censorship. Notice how in MH3U you can't kill Kelbi, only "stun" them - stars appear over their heads and instead of disappearing like the rest of monster corpses, they get up and run away. Why? Nintendo platform. It's okay to kill lizards, but goats are off-limits, apparently.
     
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    If Nintendo buys them out, they'll just die. And they probably won't anyway.

    I'd just hope for Sega probably. Just some third party publisher so all the consoles can get Capcom titles.
     
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    I remember reading somewhere that there is a law in japan that prohibits an american company from buying a japanese one. This is why microsoft could not buy atlus, despite having more money then sega. And thank God. Look at what microsoft did to Rare. Why would you want them to have anything?

    Why do you think that? Is it because they didn't buy atlus? Consider this. Nintendo has explicitly said that they are looking towards mergers and acquisitions. Here is a link:

    http://mynintendonews.com/2014/01/3...ing-mergers-and-new-game-studio-acquisitions/

    Nintendo said that AFTER atlus had already been sold and bought.
     
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    Because all of Capcom's titles are certainly not up Nintendo's alley. Only a few of the high selling IPs will live, the rest will be trashed. And they won't move development over to Nintendo first parties because what's the goddamn point when Capcom can just make them.

    In the end all you did was make Capcom exclusionary and get less sales on Nintendo consoles. Why not want them to stay third party so every console gets a variety of Capcom games?
     
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    I recall similar things, however Japanese subsidiaries and the like face less restrictions. What did Microsoft actually do to Rare though? Everything I have seen said things were not especially good in house (something was set to explode and various people were otherwise considering leaving, or did leave in the case of the folks that did a lot of Goldeneye and Perfect Dark stuff, some time before the sale to MS too) when Nintendo let things go.
     
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    Apparently, this has nothing to do with Nintendo.
     
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    That seems like complete and utter bullshit. If anything it would be the other way around after the Americans occupied and completely restructured Japan. Microsoft didn't buy Atlus because they didn't want them, and why should they? Atlus isn't really that big and only makes RPGs for the most part, something Microsoft doesn't focus on
     
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    We never saw that one coming did we.....:lol:

    Sega would be nice, but I think a few stockholders feathers got ruffled when they bought Atlus, not exactly in the best financial situation themselves are they.... Bandai/Namco would possibly be better, maybe Squeenix: one moaning, whining company buying another one out.... Where's Konami these days? Almost faded into obscurity, and last time I looked were still a big company - a merger of sorts between the two might put both back in the spotlight.
     
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    I don't remember that happening on the PSP, but if you say so. My point is, Nintendo is PC-crazy, especially NoA, and they haven't done anything to instill my faith in them as far as mature content is concerned. Even recently the western releases of Bravely Default had altered costumes. Long story short, games on Nintendo platforms are censored, especially in the west.

    I second the SEGA suggestion, Capcom content should stay multiplatform if possible.
     
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    By your logic the RE games on GC should've had the Zombies bursting into pretty pink flowers when you finish them off.... and a 'kill' on N64 Goldeneye/Perfect Dark would've meant little yellow stars appearing over your characters heads instead of blood. Were Nintendo to buy Capcom, they'd keep the name, and the resulting games would be no different....(it's 1st party software that follows that idea, always has)
    And do try to look at the Bravely Default censorship in more detail before jumping to that kind of conclusion sweetie - that sort of shit is fine in Japan but a big release like that in the West with that level of 'child pornography' (as the western media would've doubtless put it) wouldn't have gone down too well at all..... but yeah that was ALL Nintendo's fault - ohhhh kayyy...:lol:
     
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