Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Rockman Online Headed To Japan?

Last month, Japanese site Nikkei Trendy posted an interview with Capcom of Japan’s COO, Haruhiro Tsujimoto, where he discussed the release strategy for Rockman Online, the upcoming online RPG from Capcom and NeoWiz.  In a nutshell, Tsujimoto revealed the game would remain exclusive to South Korea, passing up a Japanese (and Western) release in order to focus on branching the game's appeal to Asian markets. However, despite this statement, it would appear that Capcom is indeed looking at releasing Rockman Online in Japan, too.

According to My Game News Flash and NeoGaf, Capcom Japan recently registered the Rockman Online title at the Japanese Patent & Trademark Offices -- a surefire sign the game is making the jump to the Blue Bomber's native country. Taking into consideration the game wasn't initially set to release in Japan, I'd say this is a good chance we'll be seeing the game registered abroad, further fueling the chances of RMO hitting other regions.

A Western release is still up in the air, mind you. Capcom of America showed some interest in the title last month, when they asked fans via Capcom Unity, if this is something they'd like to see released stateside. The news was met with mostly positive reception; but there's been no indication if it'll sway the possibilities. Until we hear otherwise, keep rallying support.

8 comments:

  1. Well, since Capcom Unity has expressed interest in releasing this game in the U.S., I don't see any reason why they wouldn't.

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  2. If the game's good, let's hope we get it.

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  3. I hope so, it would be one of the few MMOs i would actually care to play, and i hope its not a continuous payment thing like WoW or FFXI

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  4. Seems like it would be utterly stupid to limit the audience like that.

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  5. Man, I hope this comes here.

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  6. Considering that it's a Korean MMO by a company that has essentially done nothing noteworthy [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neowiz_Games#Games ] I don't have much faith in it being any good, so I kind of hope it DOESN'T come to America just so Mega Man won't take the PR hit.

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  7. @Anonymous: Isn't Neowhiz also doing the Dragonball MMO? It isn't listed in that listing, perhaps there's other things they've made that it is also not listed in that specific listing.

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  8. nope, Neowiz made S4 League
    Netmarble made DBO

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