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Capcom Founds Clover Studio

by Michael Cole - March 31, 2004, 5:00 pm PST
Total comments: 4 Source: Famitsu

Capcom announces plans for a promising new development studio.

Much of Capcom’s talent will have a new home when a new Osaka-based development studio opens shop on July 1st. Capcom has invested 90 million yen into a new fully-owned subsidiary named Clover Studios.

Managerial roles will be filled by key Capcom personalities, most importantly Viewtiful Joe producer Atsushi Inaba as president and CEO. Other high positions will be filled by Kenzo Tsujimoto (president and chairman of Capcom Co., Ltd.), Yoshifumi Yamashita (Director - Zelda: Oracle of Ages/Seasons), Haruhiro Tsujimoto (Senior Managing Directors and COO of Capcom Co., Ltd.), Tamio Oda (Managing Director of Capcom Co., Ltd)., Shinji Utsunomiya (Designer – Resident Evil), and Ryuta Takahashi (Software Engineer - Resident Evil). Clover Studio will consist of sixty-four people in total.

Capcom has made no announcements as to what types of games Clover Studio will pursue. However, with so many key employees having worked on Nintendo systems in the recent past, development for one of Nintendo’s current or upcoming platforms is a distinct possibility.

Talkback

Bill AurionMarch 31, 2004

Yoshifumi Yamashita (Director - Zelda: Oracle of Ages/Seasons)

Oh heck yeah... face-icon-small-cool.gif

DjunknownMarch 31, 2004

Alright, time for a dumb question: Are these guys just relegated to high-end paper pushing and making sure profits and deadlines reach expectations, or are they going to have a hand in the games? Shinji demoted himself so that he could shake up RE 4; I guess sometimes you can advance too far...

KDR_11kMarch 31, 2004

Is this a replacement for Production Studio 6?

Flames_of_chaosLukasz Balicki, Staff AlumnusApril 03, 2004

thats a good question but i think no, because wasnt production studio 6 als capcom's PC devision?

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