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Capcom potentially faces rigorous obstacles when re-releasing classics such as those encountered with Rival Schools

Posted by DreamKing23
February 26, 2012 at 12:10 a.m. PST
Capcom potentially faces rigorous obstacles when re-releasing classics such as those encountered with Rival Schools Rival Schools: United by Fate was released recently on Playstation Network's Game Archive service in Japan. Andriasang posted an article detailing the fact that Capcom needed to overcome many obstacles in order to get this Playstation classic re-released in downloadable form.

According to Cacpom's retro games Twitter feed, in order to release the game in download form, Capcom had to get authorization from the various rights holders whose properties are used in the game. This required contacting a number of companies and applying to JASRAC for the rights to use music. In some cases, the original rights holders did not exist, so Capcom had to find out who had taken over the rights.

With this Capcom shows it has potential to re-release any other games in the future, even if they need to work hard to get the proper authorization.

Comments

Oroku_Saki said on February 26, 2012 at 12:15 a.m.

Like I said in an earlier News thread, Capcom will be releasing Vampire Savior on PSN as well. Which should be entertaining for those who didn't get to play it when it was first released.

#1
kabukisama said on February 26, 2012 at 12:43 a.m.

Any of you guys thinking that capcom maybe using this release to to see if there's any interest in this franchise?

#2
AdaWongLover5 said on February 26, 2012 at 1 a.m.

Svenson already answered a question like that a long while back. Yes, but not exponentially. It MIGHT influence Capcom but it MIGHT not.

#3
Ex_Ein said on February 26, 2012 at 1:19 a.m.

@Saki I don't think so because unless they do it as a PS1 classics Japanese import, Vampire savior was never released outside of japan on anything but Arcade. So sony wouldn't have American publishing rights or if they even have all the rights for the music and other things (such as references to other franchises). it's another huge mess

#4
TheDeadTexan said on February 26, 2012 at 1:34 a.m.

I LOVE Rival Schools/Project Justice. I would love to see another entry in this franchise, but there's little to no chance of that ever happening.

#5
canistrucido said on February 26, 2012 at 1:55 a.m.

Yah seemed like such a hurdle, making 20 or so phone calls...

Jokes aside, i think the real bitch would be when those rights holders go "yah you can use them...for ten bajillion dollars"

#6
raymizzie said on February 26, 2012 at 2:46 a.m.

the 2 i want aren't hard for capcom to release though, alpha 3 ps2 port, and cvs2 ;) the ideal would be an alpha 3 hd remix..i think it would sell too but what do i know? a straight port would be sufficient for most fans imho though.

#7
n00b_saib0t said on February 26, 2012 at 4:23 a.m.

@Ex_Ein Unless I'm mistaken, Vampire Savior is Darkstalkers 3 in the US, which definitely had a PS1 release. Vampire Savior 2 had no US console release that I know of though, and Vampire Chronicle was released as Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower for PSP which did contain Vampire Savior 2 in the same sense that HSF2 contained Super Turbo.

#8
47drift said on February 26, 2012 at 6:03 a.m.

If SEGA can re-release Jet Set Radio, anything is possible.

#9
MODOKKK said on February 26, 2012 at 6:20 a.m.

capcom has already released vampire savior ps1 on psn... its called darkstalkers3. SAME GAME

#10
MALDA said on February 26, 2012 at 7:05 a.m.

(This user was banned.)

#11
Stop said on February 26, 2012 at 7:40 a.m.

How about stop re-releasing games and come up with something original.

You can only live off the past for so long. Time's running out.

#12
Abbadon36 said on February 26, 2012 at 7:57 a.m.

If they made another game I wouldn't mind. I will buy which ever title they bring to the states PSN if it has online modes. It was one of my favorites.
@Stop Like kabukisama posted, it is most likely a gauging tool to see if people are interested just like Vampire Savior. If it does well you can bet Capcom will have a new title in the series by the next year.

#13
Getdownbrown83 said on February 26, 2012 at 8:35 a.m.

I don't mind them re-releasing old fighters at all

#14
Cerbers_Ignite said on February 26, 2012 at 9:43 a.m.

@12

They can't come up with something original unless it's a push from another company - SFxTekken, Marvel, etc.

Sad truth is that they've been a bit *Huge understatement BTW* cheap with their games as of late. All gameplay and no content. I only hope Ono pulls through with Darkstalkers.

#15
ricefarmer said on February 26, 2012 at 10:13 a.m.

(This user was banned.)

#16
gammabolt17 said on February 26, 2012 at 10:37 a.m.

@Ex_Ein

Darkstalkers 3 IS Vampire Savior. It was released here in like 99 or 98 or something. Fun color edit mode.

#17
jackpot69 said on February 26, 2012 at 12:50 p.m.

why capcom re-releasing always the oldest vercion? why not the dreamcast Rival Schools 2 vercion? will be moar profitable business think, sure i buy it asap :)

#18
shadow050 said on February 26, 2012 at 1:24 p.m.

yay! maybe rival schools will come be re-released here too then! and then, Sho, Akira, shoma, batsu, kyosuke and all the rest will be playable again!!

the first rival schools was awesome! so underrated!

#19
Ex_Ein said on February 26, 2012 at 1:40 p.m.

@Jackpot because then Sony and Microsoft and Capcom all have to go throguh Sega who's very stingy about their 3rd party Dreamcast games being re-released(all dream cast games that have been re-release are 1st party ones)

#20
CHMOD said on February 26, 2012 at 6:48 p.m.

I played Rival Schools and Project Justice into the ground so if they release these I will diff purchase them, I just pray they leave the features from the original consoles in tact meaning no charging for additonal colors and the like. If they made these with HD graphics and left evernything else alone I would be sold 100%. I wonder if the PS1 additional content disc material was included with the Rival School release because the PS1 version felt far more complete than the Arcade version.

#21
superray21 said on February 26, 2012 at 10:15 p.m.

bet they'd have no problem re-releasing them on psn...

#22
Ex_Ein said on February 26, 2012 at 10:58 p.m.

@CHMOD
If it's PS1 classic it's gonna be everything on the disc as you remember PERIOD

#23
Sektah84 said on February 27, 2012 at 1:46 a.m.

Glad I still have project justice on dreamcast.

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