“Our partnership with Nyu Media showcases the immense creativity that’s brewing within the Japanese independent game development community and at the same time expands our PC gaming initiatives,” said Christian Svensson, senior vice president of Capcom. “I’m thrilled that Capcom is able to play a role in bringing such diverse gameplay experiences to Western audiences.”
“We’re delighted to partner with Capcom to give these titles the attention and breadth of distribution they so richly deserve, and also to further legitimize the indie gaming community as a whole. In addition to being available on the major digital distribution services, the games’ accessible pricing will make it easier than ever for gamers to enjoy the games and support the indie developers,” said Seon King, founder of Nyu Media.
The first game to be released under the partnership is ASTRO PORT’s retro chic arcade shooter, SATAZIUS, a treasure chest of homages to classic shooting games featuring addictively designed levels, gigantic boss battles, and an arsenal of upgradeable weapons.
SATAZIUS will be available for purchase for the PC on Steam, GamersGate, Direct-2-Drive, Impulse, and other major digital distribution services from December 20thfor $5.99.
Other titles in the slate which are also due for release for the PC on major digital distribution services from early 2012 are:
- Cherry Tree High Comedy Club (by developer atelier773)
- ETHER VAPOR Remaster (Edelweiss)
- eXceed 2nd– Vampire Rex(Tennen-sozai)
- eXceed 3rd– Jade Penetrate Black Package(Tennen-sozai)
- Fighting Fairy (working title) (Edelweiss)