The Western gaming scene has a vibrant indie gaming community that has released such phenomenons as Angry Birds, Minecraft, Braid, and Super Meat Boy, to name just a few. That list could soon be augmented by games originating in Japan, as Capcom announced today that it has partnered with Nyu Media to localize Japanese indie games for Western markets.
The deal will see Capcom publishing select Japanese indie games on the "major digital distribution services," including Steam, Direct 2 Drive, and Impulse. A Nyu Media representative told GameSpot these plans currently only extend to the PC platform.
The first title to see release under this partnership will be Astro Port's Satazius. The Gradius-like side-scrolling shoot-'em-up will be available through Steam, GamersGate, Direct 2 Drive, Impulse, and unspecified other digital distribution services beginning December 20. It will cost $5.99.
Capcom and Nyu also provided a look at their slate of early 2012 releases that are headed to the PC. A full list can be found below.
Cherry Tree High Comedy Club (Atelier773)
Ether Vapor Remaster (Edelweiss)
Fighting Fairy (working title) (Edelweiss)
eXceed 2nd– Vampire Rex (Tennen-sozai)
eXceed 3rd– Jade Penetrate Black Package (Tennen-sozai)