Japanese-headquartered publisher Capcom, which continues to maintain a significant U.S. presence and some internal development at its Sunnyvale, California headquarters, has announced both the formation of a Los Angeles-based mobile division and significant executive additions to its main U.S. offices.
The new Los Angeles-based Mobile and Interactive Division has been set up to expand Capcom's mobile gaming presence, and is headed by Midori Yuasa, general manager and senior vice president.
The new division plans to release more than 10 titles in North America from the extensive library of Capcom products, including Capcom favorites such as 1942, Ghosts 'n Goblins, Mega Man
and Resident Evil
anywhere they like. Joining Yuasa's team is Stuart Platt, studio and deployment director. Platt comes to Capcom from THQ Wireless where he held the position of director of product development.
Additionally, Capcom's Sunnyvale offices have added Michael Rubinelli, vice president, business development/third party product acquisition and development, as well as Mark Beaumont, senior vice president of sales and marketing. Rubinelli has previously worked as a consultant for Take-Two Interactive, and in development and acquisition vice president roles at THQ and Midway Games.
Beaumont was most recently senior vice president, entertainment for Midway Games, Inc., where he was responsible for North America sales, the company's European operations, product planning and new product acquisition. The new executives will report to Hiroshi Tobisawa, president of Capcom Entertainment.