Capcom gets Steamed up

The Osaka-based company becomes the first Japanese publisher to use Valve's digital distribution network.

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Capcom has decided it's full Steam ahead in the PC game market, and in a bid to expand its market share and user base has signed up to Valve Software's digital distribution service. Capcom is the first major Japanese publisher to use Steam. It joins a growing list of third-party publishers, including Eidos and Activision, using the network, which has over 13 million subscribers.

The first Capcom title to be available on Steam will be Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition, which will arrive later this week. It will be followed by Onimusha 3: Demon Siege "in the next few weeks," then Lost Planet: Extreme Condition on June 26, and Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix. The company also promised that more titles will be available on Steam but did not go into specifics.

Capcom executive vice president, Mark Beaumont, commented, "Steam is the right place for us to go with our titles. Valve has created a huge installed base of gamers who naturally fit with the profiles of the titles that Capcom develops."

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