We posted recently that the Capcom deal was signed and sorted – but were lacking anything official. We’re happy to report that it is now indeed rather official, thanks to a press release from Capcom.
Full press release after the jump!
CAPCOM APPOINTS NEW DISTRIBUTOR FOR SOUTH AFRICA
– Nu Metro Interactive confirmed as distribution partner –
London 11 February, 2009 – Capcom today announced that it has appointed Nu Metro Interactive as the sole distributor of its titles in South Africa. The agreement is effective immediately and will see Nu Metro Interactive be responsible for the distribution, sales and marketing for Capcom’s releases in this territory.
Nu Metro Interactive will launch the distribution relationship with the highly anticipated Street Fighterâ„¢IV and Resident Evilâ„¢ 5 which are scheduled for release for both Sony Computer Entertainment’s PLAYSTATIONÂ®3 (PS3â„¢) and the Xbox 360â„¢ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft on February 20th and March 13th respectively and Dead Risingâ„¢: Chop Till You Drop due for release for the Nintendo Wii on February 27th. In addition Nu Metro Interactive will also handle distribution for MotoGPâ„¢ on the Nintendo Wii and NeopetsÂ® Puzzle Adventure scheduled for release on the Nintendo Wii and DS plus PC platforms.
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man and Devil May Cry. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Tokyo Korea and Hong Kong, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom can be found on the company web site, www.capcom.com.
We wish Nu-Metro Interactive well with regards to this particular endeavour. We’ll be trying our best to get confirmed release dates and recommended retail pricing on the hugely anticipated Street Fighter IV and Resident Evil 5.
Last Updated: February 11, 2009