Capcom bringing Japanese indie games west via new partnership

Or should we say "Nyu" partnership: Capcom has inked a deal with Nyu Media, an intermediary localization company that specializes in Japanese indie titles, to bring (guess what) Japanese indie games to North American and European PCs through the usual stable of digital distribution platforms.

The first indie title to be released under Capcom's watchful eye will be Satazius, a "retro chic arcade shooter" from Japanese development studio ASTRO PORT. The shmup will launch on December 20 via Steam, Direct-2-Drive, GamersGate, and "other major digital distribution services" for $5.99 USD.

A quick peek at Nyu Media's site reveals a few more titles currently slated for "early 2012:" Cherry Tree High Comedy Club, Ether Vapor Remaster, Fighting Fairy (working title), eXceed 2nd - Vampire REX and eXceed 3rd - Jade Penetrate Black Package.

Wow. We look forward to a little Japanese absurdity shaking up the western indie-gaming scene.
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Nyu Media Announces Indie Gaming Publishing Partnership with Capcom

SAN FRANCISCO – Dec. 9, 2011 – Nyu Media, Ltd. is excited to announce the completion of a publishing partnership with Capcom U.S.A., Inc. that will bring their slate of localized independent Japanese ("doujin") video games to market in the US, Europe and other territories around the world.

"Our partnership with Nyu Media showcases the immense creativity that's brewing within the Japanese independent game development community and at the same time expands our PC gaming initiatives," said Christian Svensson, senior vice president of Capcom. "I'm thrilled that Capcom is able to play a role in bringing such diverse gameplay experiences to Western audiences."

"We're delighted to partner with Capcom to give these titles the attention and breadth of distribution they so richly deserve, and also to further legitimize the indie gaming community as a whole. In addition to being available on the major digital distribution services, the games' accessible pricing will make it easier than ever for gamers to enjoy the games and support the indie developers," said Seon King, founder of Nyu Media.

The first game to be released under the partnership is ASTRO PORT's retro chic arcade shooter, SATAZIUS, a treasure chest of homages to classic shooting games featuring addictively designed levels, gigantic boss battles, and an arsenal of upgradeable weapons.

SATAZIUS will be available for purchase for the PC on Steam, GamersGate, Direct-2-Drive, Impulse, and other major digital distribution services from December 20thfor $5.99.

Other titles in the slate which are also due for release for the PC on major digital distribution services from early 2012 are:

· Cherry Tree High Comedy Club (by developer atelier773)
· ETHER VAPOR Remaster (Edelweiss)
· eXceed 2nd– Vampire Rex(Tennen-sozai)
· eXceed 3rd– Jade Penetrate Black Package(Tennen-sozai)
· Fighting Fairy (working title) (Edelweiss)

For details on all titles, visit


About Nyu Media, Ltd.

Nyu Media, Ltd. is a newly formed video games publisher that partners with Japanese developers to bring top indie video games to gamers around the world. By combining high quality localizations, broad distribution and accessible price points, Nyu Media enables global gamers to fully enjoy excellent indie titles as well as support the indie developers by purchasing their games.

For more information, visit or

About Capcom

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., France, Germany, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom and its products can be found at or

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.