Capcom localizing Japanese indie slate

Publisher signs with Nyu Media to bring PC projects to Western markets, beginning with Astro Port's Satazius on December 20.

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.

Satazius recalls images of Gradius. And Satan.

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.

Upcoming releases:
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)

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11 comments
pikaberry
pikaberry

oh sure. capcom will localize a game thats worth about 5 bucks but will not localize monster hunter for the 3ds. f**k u capcom

Alex_Collier
Alex_Collier

Good to see more Japanese indies/Doujins get localized, can't wait for Ether Vapor on steam.

John_Read
John_Read

good news but japanese developers need to support PC

soulless4now
soulless4now

This could be interesting once they bring over more titles.

Witchblade13
Witchblade13

OMG! Love the eXceed games, so glad they are getting a western release! This is very good news indeed. Can't wait to try out the other ones too!

HollowNinja
HollowNinja

Good to see more PC support from Capcom.

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

Hot. Loving the rise of indie developers.

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

This is just good news all around. Some more shoot-em-ups coming over to Steam is just great news for all of us.

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

Don't think I can complain about the price and its coming to Steam. For once Capcom is making a good move publishing these doujinshi games.

Litchie
Litchie

Off topic: I like how you never can look at the image included in news. On Topic: Gotta love Gradius!

Eribuster_basic
Eribuster_basic

I wonder if we'll ever see some of the self-published games that come out of Comiket. Probably not all of them since some of them are tied to existing works. Still Recettear: An Item Shop Tale, Chantelise, and other games have made it out here. It's good news that there's more of chance that more will come.