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Capcom Vancouver, formerly known as Blue Castle Games, is a third party developer of video games. The company is the creator of several successful baseball sports video games, including The BIGS and The Bigs 2. They also created the sequel to Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record.[1][2][3] A Capcom staff member explained that Blue Castle was picked for Dead Rising 2 because they had an emulator to make more zombies on screen.[4] Blue Castle Games was officially acquired by Capcom after the success of Dead Rising 2, under the name Capcom Vancouver. The company developed Dead Rising 3.

HistoryEdit

Blue Castle Games was formed on July 4, 2005 in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada by three core founders with thirty five years of combined video game experience. Starting with only twelve staff and one game (The BIGS[5]), the company has grown to 170 people with 4 shipped titles[6]. In February 2008, Blue Castle Games won the award for Best New Video Game Company at the 2008 Elan Awards for The BIGS, in a tie with another local Vancouver company.[7] A wide number of developers in Blue Castle Games were formerly of EA Games.

TitlesEdit

Since the company’s inception, Blue Castle Games has shipped four products with multiple SKUs. As of 2010, according to one of their recruitment pages, Blue Castle is also working on "an unannounced Action project".[8]


Game Name Publisher Ship Date Platforms
The Bigs 2K Sports June 2007 PS2, PS3, PSP, Xbox 360, and Wii
Major League Baseball Front Office Manager 2K Sports January 2009 PS3, Xbox 360 and PC
The Bigs 2 2K Sports July 7, 2009 PS2, PS3, PSP, Xbox 360, and Wii
Dead Rising 2: Case Zero Capcom August 31, 2010 Xbox 360
Dead Rising 2 Capcom September 28, 2010 PS3, Xbox 360 and PC
Dead Rising 2: Case West Capcom December 27, 2010 Xbox 360
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record Capcom October 11, 2011 PS3, Xbox 360 and PC
Dead Rising 3 Microsoft November 2013 Xbox One

TriviaEdit

  • Capcom Vancouver's studio is on a road called "Still Creek Drive", and they are located next to a small creek that runs across the road. This is possibly why they named the Case Zero town "Still Creek".[Verification needed]

GalleryEdit

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Dead Rising 2 Artbook, page 25 staff of Blue Castle


ReferencesEdit

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  1. Johnny Minkley (2008-11-07). "Blue Castle making Dead Rising 2".
  2. Brian Crecente (2008-07-09). "Dead Rising 2: Dead Rising 2 Set in Vegas?". Kotaku.
  3. "Blue Castle Games - Games under development". Blue Castle Games. Retrieved on 2008-09-10.
  4. Kollar, Phil. Special Edition Podcast: Dead Rising 2, gameinformer, (May 18, 2010).
  5. "2K Sports - The BIGS". 2K Sports. Retrieved on 2008-09-10.
  6. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named company_profile
  7. "2nd Annual ELANS Winners". ELAN Awards (2008-02-15).
  8. "unannounced Action project". Blue Castle Games (2010-05-27).

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