Printer Friendly

Capcom Receives Top Honors at CEDEC AWARDS for Okami and Monster Hunter Freedom.

Tokyo, Sept 4, 2009 - (JCN) - Capcom's hit titles "Okami" and "Monster Hunter Freedom" have received the highest award in the Visual Arts and Game Design categories at the CEDEC AWARDS (sponsored by the Computer Entertainment Suppliers Association). The awards were announced at the CESA Developers Conference 2009 (CEDEC 2009) held from September 1st to 3rd.

"Okami" is a nature-themed action game in which the hero takes on the form of a wolf named Amaterasu and does battle with ghouls and ghosts in order to restore nature's beauty to a devastated world. It delivers an audacious visual interpretation of nature and animals, rich and beautiful, rendered in a vivid Japanese-style through unique design techniques that do not rely on tone shaders.

Since its release in 2006, Okami has garnered numerous awards, and continues to expand the possibilities of visual artwork within a game with the scheduled all-new October 2009 release of Okami for the Wii.

"Monster Hunter Freedom" is an action game in which the player takes on huge monsters in a magnificent natural world. It makes use of the special characteristics of handheld gaming devices, allowing people to gather, communicate and enjoy playing together. This virtue of Monster Hunter Freedom has created an all-new style of communication, embraced by millions of people since the game's 2005 release.

The Wii title "Monster Hunter Tri", released in August 2009, is the latest addition to the Monster Hunter Series, and given the series' huge following, is quickly gaining traction to be the first third-party Wii title to hit the million-seller status in Japan.

JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. A division of Japan Corporate News Network K.K.
COPYRIGHT 2009 Japan Corporate News Network K.K.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2009 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

 
Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:JCNN News Summaries
Date:Sep 5, 2009
Words:274
Previous Article:Astellas Establishes Fund Laboratory 'Genome Medical Science Laboratory' at the University of Tokyo.
Next Article:HTV/H-IIB Satellite Launch to be Broadcast Live on Internet.
Topics:


Related Articles
Killing machine hits the spot; ComputcrGames.
Dive into the dark and sinister world of Rapture; Computer Games.
Hunting isn't really much fun; games and technology round-up MONSTER HUNTER FREEDOM *** PSP.
Capcom's 'Monster Hunter Freedom 2G' Ships 1.5 Million Units; Game Poised to Surpass 'Monster Hunter Freedom 2'.
IT'S THE QUEST GAME EVER; Monster Hunter is epic Asian adventure.
"MONSTER HUNTER FREEDOM UNITE" UNLEASHED.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2018 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters