Capcom Vancouver

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Capcom Vancouver
Type Subsidiary of Capcom
Industry Computer and video games
Founded July 4, 2005
Headquarters Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada[1]
Key people Rob Barrett (president)
Products Dead Rising series (2010-present)
Employees 170[1]
Parent Capcom Corporation Limited
Website www.capcomvancouver.com

Capcom Vancouver (formerly known as Blue Castle Games) is a video game developer owned by Capcom, and currently holds a partnership with Microsoft Studios. As Blue Castle Games, the company is the creator of several successful baseball sports video games, including The Bigs, MLB Front Office Manager and The Bigs 2. They have also developed the Dead Rising series.[2][3][4] Blue Castle Games was acquired by Capcom after the release of Dead Rising 2, and renamed Capcom Vancouver.[5][6]

History[edit]

Blue Castle Games logo

The company was formed on July 4, 2005 in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada by three core founders with thirty five years of combined video game experience. Starting with only twelve staff and one game (The Bigs[7]), the company has grown to 170 people with 3 shipped titles.[1] In February 2008, Blue Castle Games won the award for Best New Video Game Company at the 2008 Elan Awards for The Bigs, in a tie with another local Vancouver company.[8] A wide number of developers in Capcom Vancouver were formerly of EA Games Canada, located only a couple blocks away from their studio.

Games developed[edit]

as Blue Castle Games[edit]

Year Game Platform(s)
2007 The Bigs PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, Xbox 360
2009 MLB Front Office Manager Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
The Bigs 2 Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, Xbox 360
2010 Dead Rising 2: Case Zero Xbox 360
Dead Rising 2 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Dead Rising 2: Case West Xbox 360

as Capcom Vancouver[edit]

Year Game Platform(s)
2011 Dead Rising 2: Off the Record Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
2013 Dead Rising 3 Xbox One
2014 Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition Microsoft Windows

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Company Homepage". Capcom Vancouver. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  2. ^ Johnny Minkley (2008-11-07). "Blue Castle making Dead Rising 2". 
  3. ^ Brian Crecente (2008-07-09). "Dead Rising 2: Dead Rising 2 Set in Vegas?". Kotaku. 
  4. ^ "Blue Castle Games - Games under development". Blue Castle Games. Retrieved 2008-09-10. 
  5. ^ "Capcom buys Blue Castle Games". 
  6. ^ "Capcom Buys Dead Rising 2 Dev Blue Castle Games". 
  7. ^ "2K Sports - The BIGS". 2K Sports. Retrieved 2008-09-10. 
  8. ^ "2nd Annual ELANS Winners". ELAN Awards. 2008-02-15. 

External links[edit]

Official website