Capcom Vancouver

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Capcom Vancouver
Formerly called
Blue Castle Games (2005-2010)
Subsidiary
Industry Computer and video games
Founded July 4, 2005
Headquarters Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Key people
Tim Bennison, Bryce Cochrane, Chris Rowe
Products Dead Rising series
Number of employees
200[1]
Parent Capcom
Website www.capcomvancouver.com

Capcom Game Studio Vancouver, Inc.[2] (formerly Blue Castle Games), more commonly known as Capcom Vancouver, 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.[3][4][5] Blue Castle Games was acquired by Capcom after the release of Dead Rising 2, and renamed Capcom Vancouver.[6][7]

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[8]), the company has grown to 200 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.[9] A wide number of developers in Capcom Vancouver were formerly of EA Games Canada, located only a couple blocks away from their studio. The company is currently working on multiple new projects using Unreal Engine 4.[10]

Earlier this year, Capcom Vancouver moved the studio to a new building, a couple of blocks away from their previous location.

Games developed[edit]

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

Capcom Vancouver[edit]

Year Game Platform(s)
2011 Dead Rising 2: Off the Record Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
2013 Dead Rising 3 Microsoft Windows, Xbox One
2016 Dead Rising 4 Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
2017 Puzzle Fighter iOS, Android

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Company Homepage". Capcom Vancouver. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  2. ^ "Capcom Group". CAPCOM Investor Relations. CAPCOM CO., LTD. 
  3. ^ Johnny Minkley (2008-11-07). "Blue Castle making Dead Rising 2". 
  4. ^ Brian Crecente (2008-07-09). "Dead Rising 2: Dead Rising 2 Set in Vegas?". Kotaku. 
  5. ^ "Blue Castle Games - Games under development". Blue Castle Games. Archived from the original on 2008-09-09. Retrieved 2008-09-10. 
  6. ^ "Capcom buys Blue Castle Games". 
  7. ^ "Capcom Buys Dead Rising 2 Dev Blue Castle Games". 
  8. ^ "2K Sports - The BIGS". 2K Sports. Retrieved 2008-09-10. 
  9. ^ "2nd Annual ELANS Winners". ELAN Awards. 2008-02-15. 
  10. ^ Hussain, Tamoor (January 14, 2016). "Dead Rising Dev Working on Multiple Unannounced Projects". GameSpot. Retrieved January 14, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Official website