Resident Evil 2 isn’t the only IP Capcom is invested in remaking

Resident Evil 2 isn’t the only IP Capcom is invested in remaking

Capcom is interested in potential re-releases and remakes of more games in its back-catalogue.

During a conference call regarding the publisher’s Q1 FY 2018 Financial Results. Responding to a question regarding the expected success of Resident Evil 2’s upcoming re-release, Capcom responded that it’s “million-seller” expectations for the horror title has it exploring similar ventures.

“Regarding remakes and re-releases of titles in our back catalogue, we expect to explore these further with a variety of properties as a part of our strategy to utilize our library of IP,” said Capcom.

The company also suggested that the announcement of new titles in venerable franchises like Resident Evil and Devil May Cry was having a beneficial effect on sales of past entries.

“We are beginning to see signs of customers purchasing previous titles in these series, including DmC: Devil May Cry. We plan to execute a number of marketing strategies to stimulate sales of these catalogue titles in order to further build out the fan base of each series in the future.“


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