Other Capcom Brands Could Get the Case Zero Treatment, Says Exec

Other Capcom Brands Could Get the Case Zero Treatment, Says Exec

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Capcom US vice president Christian Svensson says that it's "inevitable" that the publisher/developer will make more downloadable prequels in the future.

Following the success of the Dead Rising 2 prequel, Case Zero, Capcom says that it was looking at creating similar content for its other franchises. Case Zero was released a month ahead of Dead Rising 2, and went on to be the fastest selling Xbox Live Arcade game ever, with 300,000 purchases in the first week alone.

Svensson said that the company was evaluating each of its franchises independently to see whether a Case Zero-style release would be appropriate. He said that it didn't fit with every IP, but felt that it was "inevitable" that it would happen again. He said that there was originally some concerns over whether releasing Case Zero was a good idea, as a negative response to it would significantly harm sales of Dead Rising 2. He added that Capcom had looked for outside opinions on Case Zero, in order to get a sense of how well it would be received.

One of the most important lessons that Capcom learned during the process, Svensson said, was that making something like Case Zero had to be part of the development cycle from day one. He said that trying to start it part way through development simply wouldn't work, as the logistics of it were too difficult to coordinate. Svensson also revealed that Capcom was mulling over purely digital, episodic releases, although he stressed that this was just an idea that company was investigating, and that there was nothing in the works at this time.

Source: GamesIndustry

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Yeah, just see how episodic gaming went so well with Valve...

OT: Good for them, I haven't played Case Zero, but from what I've heard, it was pretty good and it was a great deal.
As an extended 3 or 4 hours demo wich happens to be relevant within the story and the ability to import your saved games to the retail version for just $10 sounds like a good deal to me.

That make sense, do it from the start and you leave less room for Error.

They gonna release the dlc for Dead Rising 2 on the Ps3 any time soon? Guessing not.

Ah, I loved Case Zero. $5 for 10+ hours of entertainment. I would love to see them implement this system more often.

case zero was great, and so was case west. these two games convinced to get Dead Rising 2

I wasn't planning to buy Dead Rising 2, but Case Zero was a nice way for Capcom to get my $10 and for me to get a taste of Dead Rising 2. I'd like it if Capcom implements this plan for other games as well.

Case zero was a good deal and I definitely would like to see more of this.

Yeah great idea, whatever, bring back Megaman X and stop screwing it up, after X4 the series just went down the tubes. X7 oh my God, horrible waste of money.

SupahGamuh:
Yeah, just see how episodic gaming went so well with Valve...

OT: Good for them, I haven't played Case Zero, but from what I've heard, it was pretty good and it was a great deal.
As an extended 3 or 4 hours demo wich happens to be relevant within the story and the ability to import your saved games to the retail version for just $10 sounds like a good deal to me.

It was $5 (You might be thinking of Case West) but I agree with you. For what it was it was a pretty good deal and I would be open to the idea again in the future if it was done well.

Here's an interesting idea, and hear me out here...: PUT THE DLC GAMES AS A BONUS ON A GOTY AND EDITION AND CHARGE EXTRA.

I'd like to see episodic titles go through properly.

Dr. wonderful:
That make sense, do it from the start and you leave less room for Error.

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He will find a way...

 

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