Capcom: Up to 40 PSN games coming soon - Report

Publisher looking to ramp up availability of original PlayStation and PSP games on Sony's downloadable-game service during the next few months.

Last week, rumors of a new version of the PSP hardware that would be able to play only downloadable games resurfaced, but with a handful of new details. One of the new tidbits said that when the handheld comes out, it will do so with more than 100 games added to the system's online catalog.

Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is a prime candidate for addition to the PlayStation Store.

If that's true, a significant chunk of those games could bear the Capcom name. Gaming blog Joystiq is reporting that Capcom senior director of communications and community Chris Kramer told the site that it is preparing to increase its PlayStation Store presence drastically in the near future.

"Ultimately we're looking at bringing between 20 and 40 titles to the PSN over the next several months," Kramer said.

The publisher will be looking at a lot of Street Fighter and Resident Evil games, according to Kramer. However, it likely won't include licensed games such as Marvel vs. Capcom, despite the recent announcement that Marvel vs. Capcom 2 will be downloadable for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Currently the publisher has made limited use of the North American PlayStation Store for the PSP, recently unveiling its first digital-distribution-only game for the handheld.

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LoganWesker
LoganWesker

great news. need some of the classic resident evils on xbl.

namcoman67
namcoman67

they already released the Resident Evil (1-3) games on the Japan PSN a long time ago and they are in English dialogue. The menu is in Japanese but i been playing Resident Evil for so long that I have the controls memorize. I have them all on my Japan Account and I would play them on my PSP.

Flesseck214
Flesseck214

Damn, I wish they would bring some of the old-school to XBL. I'd love to play them like the older Resident Evil titles. Please make it happen! :)

lamprey263
lamprey263

they should definitely release the RE titles from the PS1 days on PSN, they've also some SF titles and Mega Man titles that would be popular

hatieshorrer
hatieshorrer

@kavadias1981 PAL 50 hrz? 60hrz? What is that? Also good move Capcom.

Angryduck67
Angryduck67

Capcom, put mega man 8 and X4 up there. All the RE games and Dino Crisis (1 not 2) Maybe Breath Of Fire 3&4. Then you will have my money.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

In the UK our PSN games run in PAL 50 hrz with big frikkin boarders. I want to download the US games!!! They run in clean 60hrz with no boarders.

kramer_inc
kramer_inc

Great idea can't wait. i love this series

d_love
d_love

They should post the former GameCube Resident Evil 1 remake on the PSN store. Now THAT game i would pay up to $30 for. Regardless, RE1-3 NEED to be uploaded to the PSN store ASAP...

flyingteddy
flyingteddy

nice to see them supporting. i was really hoping for more back catalog games on the psn.

David_Kniffin
David_Kniffin

This is cool and all, but I already have every good Capcom game, not only for PS1 but also when they were re-released for GameCube, PS2 and Wii. Even though I won't be getting them again for PSP, Capcom still gets Thumbs Up for doing this.

Cohenat
Cohenat

BoF 3 and 4, come to papa :)

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

If it wasnt for the fact that i pretty much own most capcom games worth owning on the ps1 and ps2, this would be exciting news

Azwethinkweiz89
Azwethinkweiz89

Now let Square-Enix release their PS1 games on PSN and I'll be one happy guy.

Gewbur
Gewbur

Yes Harerazer. Because businesses plan things. It's a conspiracy I tells ya.

Harerazer
Harerazer

Did anyone else notice The Capcom Channel appear on the PSN last week or so? This was planned, folks.

hatieshorrer
hatieshorrer

Thats a great idea capcom. Get on the band wagon early and while other developers try to catch up PSP owners will be downloading the wide variety of AAA capcom games.

ocdog45
ocdog45

wonder if these games would me it to the 360. would they really pass up on all that money?

Guzthon
Guzthon

Okay... What about collection series of Megaman, Meagaman X, Megaman Zero, Dino Crisis Trilogy, Arcade collections and more? Anyway good job Capcom.

UbdU
UbdU

No more rehashing of old games, please. I've played them to death already.

X-RS
X-RS

@VengenceZero or maybe even a fourth strike? =)

jakehouston88
jakehouston88

Street Fighter III 3rd Strike HD Remix please

Koi-Neon-X
Koi-Neon-X

Looking forward to playing Resident Evil 1-3! I have all the Street Fighter games (thanks to the Street Fighter II and Alpha collections) so, I'm set. I'll take some of those Breath Of Fire and Dino Crisis games too!;)

robfield
robfield

I think this press release is a warning of an E3 overload of announcements.

AznTakumi
AznTakumi

There probably ports of ps1 games..

VengenceZero
VengenceZero

good news. Look forward to SF 3: Third Strike.

batman0811
batman0811

that would be awesome seeing as how capcom is one the best gaming companys around and since i came into gaming late (im 22 but didnt have anything till n64 was almost done) i could go back and play some of the truely great games from back then

atrimus
atrimus

Breath of Fire 3 please!

KingJduro
KingJduro

Great News hopefully we will see some resident evil games and powerstone 1 or 2. Its been a long time coming for us in the US.

NuKkU
NuKkU

awesome cant wait to see what they bring to PSN :D

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

I dont get the PSN. Japan has FF7 and the RE games but we westerners dont! America has Suikoden and Wild Arms but in the UK we dont. And in the UK we have Silent Hill but America doesn't! I mean, come on! Give us a break and start treating us all equally for christs sake.

karnis
karnis

dino crisis 2 i hope

grahamx
grahamx

They better freaking release all those games that they have released on the Japanese PSN... man they have every freaking RE game. Please release Jojo's Bizarre Adventure too, that game was awesome

Jesse-Fett
Jesse-Fett

I'd Definitly get all the resident evils, preferably RE2 cause it's so damn hard to find.

Genexi2
Genexi2

Will be great if they get all the games they got on the Japanese PSN over on the NA/Europe ones, they got near everything except all their fighter titles up on there. @.@

TheArcade
TheArcade

Will they have any features (online) or will they just be straight up ports?

Shadow_Fire41
Shadow_Fire41

OldKai dunno, but considering how much of a success they have been, theres a pretty nice chance they will. also, heres to a new BoF being that Digitally only game.....it probably isn't, but i can dream right?

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

Great. Now we get to hear people complaining about nothing but rehashes and Virtual Arcade on the PS3, too.

RockmanSRD
RockmanSRD

This is awesome news.... It would be nice to have all the original Resident Evil games all in one place.... Right now, I've got two for the PC, two on the Dreamcast, and one for the original Playstation. I'd definitely purchase them again for the right price. Then again, there are tons of other great Capcom titles that could hit the PSN. I'd love to play Demon's Crest, Knights of the Round, Magic Sword, and King of Dragons (maybe even with HD Remixes... lol)

AstroChimp83
AstroChimp83

There's quite a few oldies-but-goodies from Capcom that I would buy. I would love to see an updated, awesome version of Gargoyle's Quest from Game Boy....