Capcom Makes Acquisition: Buys Graphics Company Swordcanes
Capcom Co., Ltd., the Japanese video game developer and publisher responsible for series like Street Fighter and Mega Man, announced on Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire the graphics company Swordcanes. The news comes one month after Capcom announced its acquisition of the British digital comics distributor Beeline Group.
Swordcanes, founded in Japan in 1996, will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Capcom. Its current president, Kana Kawasaki, will remain in her position. Capcom plans to use Swordcanes’ technology in a variety of ways, including in-game graphics, new game development, and mobile game development.
“We are especially excited about the potential for Swordcanes’ technology to help our in-game graphics and new game development projects,” said Capcom CEO Kenshi Yamashita in a press release. “In addition, we believe that Swordcanes’ technology has strong potential for mobile gaming, which has become a focus of Capcom’s development. We look forward to the collaboration between Capcom and Swordcanes.”
The acquisition of Swordcanes represents the latest effort by Capcom to expand its reach in the gaming industry. The company is currently developing several highly anticipated games, including the Resident Evil 2 remake and Devil May Cry 5. With the acquisition of Swordcanes, Capcom can now look to the future with even more possibilities for innovation.