Capcom Shutting Down Puzzle Fighter, Turning Full Attention to Dead Rising
After less than six months, Capcom Vancouver has officially announced that they will be shutting down their mobile rivival of Puzzle Fighter. While this may come as a surprise to some, the company says it is simply looking to focus more on their popular Dead Rising franchise.
Though Puzzle Fighter will not be removed from Android and iOS storefronts until July 1st, 2018, Capcom is disabling the ability to spend money via in-app purchases this Monday, April 23rd. If you’ve enjoyed playing Puzzle Fighter on your mobile, you’ve only got a few short months to make the most of it, as Capcom will officially pull the plug on the game on July 31st of this year. This means that for all those who manage to get your hands on it before July 1st, it will continue to function only for another 30 days. Come August 1st, the game will no longer be functional.
As a thank you to all the players who got in on the action Capcom Vancouver will be awarding 10,000 gems. In addition, all future content that was set to release, including upcoming stages and characters, will be released for free. In fact, the two new characters Dr. Wily and Regina have officially been added, and the two stages Darminor and Uroboros Labratory, will be added on Monday.
While it’s unfortunate that Puzzle Fighter will be shut down without even being on the market for a year, Capcom Vancouveer has stated they want to start dedicating their entire focus to what they call their “flagship series” Dead Rising. Here’s the official announcement, “As the studio is dedicating its focus to our flagship Dead Rising franchise, we have decided to sunset Puzzle Fighter. We appreciate the fans who have supported Puzzle Fighter until this point. We thank you for playing the game and hope to ensure your remaining time with Puzzle Fighter is an enjoyable one.”
It’s unclear at this point whether the layoffs Capcom Vancouver suffered earlier this year, about 30 percent of their staff, is another reason for this announcement. What is crystal clear however, is that despite no official announcement of a new entry into the Dead Rising series, the development team is obviously already hard at work.
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