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

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • 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.

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