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Capcom responds to Twisted Pixel’s allegation it copied ‘Splosion Man with MaXplosion

Thursday, 13th January 2011 20:52 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Capcom has responded to Twisted Pixel’s allegations that it copied the firm’s popular XBL title Splosion Man with the Capcom Mobile title MaXplosion.

According to a mass email sent out by Capcom, it claims it did not have discussions with the firm over Splosion Man, and it is “saddened” by the current situation.

Here’s the response in full:

“While Twisted Pixel did have discussions with our console game team about publishing ‘Splosion Man’ on game consoles, Capcom Mobile is a different division of Capcom with separate offices and as such, had no prior knowledge of any meetings between the console game team and Twisted Pixel. ‘MaXplosion’ was developed independently by Capcom Mobile. Nonetheless, we are saddened by this situation and hope to rebuild the trust of our fans and friends in the gaming community.”

Twisted Pixel accused Capcom of blatantly copying its game earlier in the week via Twitter.

“If you’re going to outright steal a game, you should at least understand what makes it fun,” programmer Mike Henry tweeted. “Borrowing is great. Hell, we do it all the time. But that game is a complete theft.”

Twisted Pixel co-founder Michael Wilford later tweeted that the idea for ‘Splosion Man had been pitched to Capcom at one point, a pitch the firm turned down.

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  1. Psychotext

    “Nonetheless, we are saddened by this situation and hope to rebuild the trust of our fans and friends in the gaming community.””

    How about you start by saying sorry to Twisted Pixel? Maybe pull the game (it couldn’t have taken much more than a week to develop anyway).

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Freek

    Notice that at no point do they deny ripping off Splosion Man, but mererly state that Capcom Mobile diden’t know about the prior existance of the failed publishing deal.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. LRB1983

    Wow this early year videogameworld seems like yellow press, pretty sad.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. monkeygourmet

    Maybe they can get Phoenix Wright to help them out:

    http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/FCKEditorFiles/iphone-phoenix.jpg

    Objection!!! :)

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Michael O’Connor

    “Notice that at no point do they deny ripping off ‘Splosion Man.”

    This.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Blerk

    As far as apologies go, that’s…. not really an apology.

    #6 4 years ago