'Capcom is back!' - CEO proclaims following Devil May Cry 5's incredibly positive reviews

2019 is looking like one of the strongest starts for the company in its long history

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • March 7, 2019 at 4:16 p.m. PST

Capcom is looking to have one of its best financial years ever following Monster Hunter World smashing records for the company last year and two of their strongest titles releasing to start out 2019.

Resident Evil 2's remake finally came out in January with near universal praise from survival horror fans and new players alike selling over 3 million copies shortly after launch, and now Capcom looks poised to do the same again.

Devil May Cry 5 is now less than a day away from its global release, but the return of staple franchise is already hitting high notes with reviewers as it currently sits at a 88 Metacritic score — which Capcom appears ecstatic with.

During what appears to be something of an office celebration of DMC5's review scores / launch, the game's producer Matt Walker recorded Capcom USA's CEO Kiichiro Urata on video saying simply "Capcom is back" while holding a Dante cake pop. Walker responds with a jubilant "yeah!"

Capcom fell on some rougher times during the latter years of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 era when they began outsourcing their franchises like Devil May Cry, Dead Rising, Resident Evil and Lost Planet among others. The company has in recent years brought nearly all of its game development internal to the Japanese studios once again which seems to have worked well for all of its avenues except for possibly the fighting game division.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite remains a blemish on Capcom's recent record despite selling over a million copies, and Street Fighter 5 has yet to catch up to the sales of its predecessor after three years on the market. Hopefully the fighting game division under Monster Hunter Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto can soon join the rest of Capcom in finding universal success, as the company further expands its eSports initiatives for the genre.


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