Capcom confirms gamescom no-show

Thursday, 22nd July 2010 13:31 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Capcom’s confirmed on its European blog that it will not be attending gamescom next month.

The news was first reported by a German website last night, with the publisher insisting that it “cannot justify” showing off a handful of titles like Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes and Dead Rising 2, the latter of which is still to be rated by the German ratings board, the USK.

“GamesCom allows publishers and developers an excellent opportunity to promote their titles to both consumers and media,” it mentions in the blog.

“Therefore when taking the decision to exhibit we must weigh up what we can offer both of these groups at that time. In the case of consumers we feel it makes sense for them to experience the titles that will be available in stores over the next few months and right now we have confirmed two titles for release between August and the end of the year – Dead Rising 2 and Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes.”

It goes on to add: “As you are probably aware the first Dead Rising was banned in Germany and as we are still awaiting a verdict from the USK for Dead Rising 2 it would be remiss of us to promote the sequel to consumers in Germany. While Sengoku Basara is a great title we cannot justify solely exhibiting this one game.”

Capcom is only the second publisher to confirm its no-show from the Cologne event: Sega confirmed to VG247 a couple of weeks ago that it also wouldn’t be attending, citing the reason as a “commercial decision.”

gamescom takes place between August 18-22.



  1. mington

    Capcom is showing shit loads at this weekends Comic-con

    #1 4 years ago
  2. mington

    Capcom 2010 and Beyond!– See the latest trailers and get the inside scoop on all of Capcom’s most highly anticipated games for 2010 and beyond: Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, Sengoku Basara, Okamiden, Bionic Commando Rearmed 2, Ghost Trick, Dead Rising 2, and more. On top of all that, hear details on an exciting new game announcement by Capcom legend Keiji Inafune, the father of Mega Man!

    And expect info about Mega Man Universe and Capcom vs. Namco

    live stream today at 4:45 Pacific time

    #2 4 years ago
  3. abigsmurf

    Nice to know what Capcom thinks about the world’s second largest gaming market.

    They’d rather attend a show that isn’t even primarily about games, a month after another having another show in the same country, than attend the biggest European show.

    Way to reward your loyal European fans Capcom! You’re basically saying we don’t matter compared to the other two markets where you’re spending stupid amounts putting on shows.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. mington

    Or, get it straight from the horses mouth

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Windsmeare

    Ah the poor Germans. Even typing that didn’t sound right.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. mington

    There’s no use crying over spilt sausage

    #6 4 years ago

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