Capcom embarks on Peanuts adventure

Publisher's social game brand to roll out a new iPhone and iPad title featuring the popular Peanuts comic strip characters; due in spring this year.

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Earlier this year, Capcom announced the expansion of its casual gaming arm with the launch of Beeline, a new publishing brand focused on microtransaction-driven games for smartphones.

At the time, it was revealed that Beeline was working on eight titles planned for release by March 2012, but no further details were given. Now, it appears that Capcom is ready to divulge at least part of its plans, today announcing four of its upcoming Beeline titles.

The Peanuts are coming to the iPhone, courtesy of Capcom.

The first title will be based on a licensing agreement deal between the Japanese publisher and Peanuts Worldwide LLC, the company that owns the characters and related intellectual property of the popular Charles M Schulz comic strip.

Capcom has announced that the partnership will lead to the global distribution of social games that use Snoopy and his friends, with the first game--tentatively titled "Snoopy"--planned for release in spring this year on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

The remaining three titles will also make their way onto the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch in the second quarter of the publisher's current fiscal year and are listed as: Smurfs' Grabber (August 2011), Dream Park (August 2011), and Monster Pet Shop (September 2011).

Discussion

61 comments
Laertes607
Laertes607

I think this idea sounds good, I will try to look for it

shooters125
shooters125

Next thing you know they're gonna re-release Marvel vs. Capcom 3 AGAIN with added Peanuts characters.

vallan2
vallan2

From Capcom: Original Peanuts game: $59.99....THIS JUST IN: NEW UNLOCKABLE HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR YOUR PEANUTS CHARACTERS; ONLY $4.99 EACH!! BUT WAIT!!!!!!!1!ONE!1! WE'VE GOT A BETTER DEAL!! NEW SUPER HYPER PEANUTS X!!!! WITH ADDED CHARACTERS SNOOPY, PIGPEN AND THE "WAH WAH WAH" TEACHER!!!! ONLY $55.99!! ...Seriously, Cr*pcom?

servb0ts
servb0ts

It makes sense now, Capcom developers are a Peanut Gallery so Capcom is making Peanuts Game. :P

mhder
mhder

People make it sound like there's a handful of guys that work for capcom and that the same people who were working on Megaman would be working on Peanuts...

kejigoto
kejigoto

So this gets funded but you cancel Mega-man Legends 3? You cancel the game people have been asking for for years but keep the game around that no one, I assure you, no one is asking or will ever ask for? Yea so I think my business is done here. So long Capcom, things started off so well and looked so promising then this. No Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition DLC on the 3DS, out of no where you can Mega-man Universe, then you charge $10 for 2 DLC characters then offer up 12 for $40 in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 after saying you wouldn't do this, next you cancel Mega-man Legends 3 out of no where never mind that Super Street Fighter IV 3D has shipped 2.5 million units and is the best selling 3DS game to date, and finally you throw your support behind this nonsense? Yea nothing coming from you looks remotely appealing anymore.

franzito
franzito

Jeez, Peanuts is so cute but... CAPCOM making peanut butter of Peanuts..?!

vaejas
vaejas

Come home Capcom, come home.

Cantido
Cantido

Megaman: *Walks away, hanging his head to Charlie Brown Music*

Philly1UPer
Philly1UPer

So....they dont make Mega Man games anymore, because Capcom feels people will buy THIS more? *shakes head*

RockySquirrel
RockySquirrel

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Taix34
Taix34

As Charile Brown would Say " Good grief "

vallan2
vallan2

@stncldrwg, @s_h_a_d_o and @stEElyDaN909 Your comments are chock full of epic and win!

vallan2
vallan2

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ptpattycakes
ptpattycakes

Im sure they will just cancel this too like mega man!!

zenverak
zenverak

I should say, I don't blame them for doing this, as they can have multiple teams working on multiple things, however, its like seriously guys....why do this when so many people want other things, and yet you ignore those.

aots_twilight
aots_twilight

It's a clear push to a bigger wider market. The availability of social networking sites and the popular Apple peripherals has expanded it to even casual gamers. The Peanuts and Hello Kitty brand will cater to all ages both the young and old. It's funny that they keep commenting how they value their fans but kicks them out when they smell money somewhere else.

zenverak
zenverak

This sounds like an arcade game, bet they won't allow this game's data to be erased either.

hella_epic
hella_epic

capcom shut the hell up and go make me some mega-man!!!!!!

zenverak
zenverak

The hell Capcom.. like seriously... the hell?

dawnofhero
dawnofhero

Kinda like the Snoopy game for PSP?

mario-nin-freak
mario-nin-freak

Capcom is making a big mistake not making games for game consoles!

Son_of_Bmore
Son_of_Bmore

Charlie Brown might not b able 2 kick a \football but he can kick Ryu's balls

Son_of_Bmore
Son_of_Bmore

Peanuts vs Capcom.................MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm pre-ordering mine 2day

Double_Wide
Double_Wide

Great...we can get Charlie Brown but no Mega Man? This is right up there with the Final Fantasy musical game!

pokecharm
pokecharm

oh no...now I have to get an i-something...I heart Snoopy!!

Ovirew
Ovirew

I know it sucks that Capcom tossed Mega Man Legends 3 out the window, but that doesn't seem to have anything to do with this branch of Capcom, Beeline. So while, believe me, I get as angry as you guys when I see that Capcom is making a Peanuts game instead of a Mega Man game, this Peanuts game would have come out either way. And hey, the Peanuts aren't so bad, and maybe it will even be a good casual game. And also, Capcom's recent failures are no reason to stop gaming. If you feel that one company going downhill ruins the entire game industry, then you are being overdramatic.

garrett_duffman
garrett_duffman

capcom sucks. we should all boycott until they start making good games again. year of the gamer my keester.

DryMaster
DryMaster

@Jen of Turks: Don't forget they're also making Hello Kitty X Street Fighter

Super-Poke-Bros
Super-Poke-Bros

I was going to say something...but everyone else said everything for me...

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

Resident Peanuts. Call me Capcom, this could be huge crossover potential!

GAMERALL
GAMERALL

Hello, I've been gaming for 16 years now and I wonder if it's too early to retire?!

R0K
R0K

R.I.P. Capcom. ... Nah just kidding they've been dead for a while now.

jenofwildfire
jenofwildfire

Seriously, Capcom?! You refuse to localize Ace Attorney Investigations 2 and cancel Mega Man Legends 3 for ?!

squall_83
squall_83

Well that's it folks. Every company we grew up to love has been overrun with halfwit jackasses that value quantity over quality. If this freak show of endless garbage continues then the beautiful art of gaming as we know it is dead.

zukiyama
zukiyama

yeah well uh if you want to see peanuts, you read a newspaper clipout. im guessing this is just a virtual reiteration.

Iridescent406
Iridescent406

Oh look, it's Capcom trying to make serious news again. Too bad they've fallen into the ocean of mediocrity.

stncldrwg
stncldrwg

Charlie Brown would want a new Mega Man game too...

servb0ts
servb0ts

From Hello Kitty Street Fighter to Peanuts,whats next Garfield or Telly Tubby?

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Now this could actually work. Somehow Peanuts go with Apples, iDevices need some branding for social games. Capcom could name the game iSnoopy

korko3
korko3

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Rocker6
Rocker6

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Evenios
Evenios

dont you mean spring next year?

BK-Sleeper
BK-Sleeper

This is sure to bring back profits.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

When Capcom has gamers complaining about them making a game based on popular characters, you know they've pissed some people off.