Although the synergy of the games and movie industries is viewed in a cynical light by many, due to the somewhat erratic quality of most movie-game tie-ins, there has been a great deal of murmuring about improving this situation. And with the likes of Nintendo looking towards making movies, and the likes of Warner Bros increasing their roles in game production; Capcom has now announced its intentions to get more involved in the movie industry, as reported in Nikkei Shimbun.
Capcom has arguably experienced the most success in its approach to game spin offs. Resident Evil Apocalypse, whilst not posing a threat to the Academy Award nominees, was fairly successful; and animated TV shows based on Mega Man and Viewtiful Joe can only be seen as a good thing. Now the Japanese industry veteran has declared that the company will produce an increased number of movies based on its existing games. Of the numerous possibilities, Onimusha and now also Devil May Cry have been specifically cited as projects in the works. We?re still keeping our fingers crossed for a feature length Gregory Horror Show, though.
Capcom is also looking towards creating more games based on movies. We assume this alludes to titles like Tim Burton?s The Nightmare Before Christmas, rather than titles based on movies that are based on games. Street Fighter The Movie: The Game made us feel rather queasy.