Capcom: "No excuse" for recent plague of typos

Rather than getting upset at Capcom‘s constant stream of misspelled products, the company would like you to see the glass half-full instead. After a single month where Resident Evil: Revelations was shipped as Revelaitons, Asura’s Wrath promised “near-impossible chanllenges“, and a Steel Battalion trailer claimed to have been published by Capcpom, the company now has its fingers firmly crossed that “new processes” will prevent this from happening again.

Resident Evil Revelaitons

Resident Evil Revelaitons

Capcom Senior Vice President Christian Svensson looks on the bright side of the Revelaitons drama:

There are only about 90,000 units that have the misprint. If you’ve got it and it’s shrink-wrapped, that’s a new special edition, that’s our new strategy.

Realistically though, he says the company has “no excuse” for the embarrassing errors. Svensson explains to Game Informer that the publisher had procedures in place which should have squished the typos before publication, but – somewhere – the process failed.

For Resident Evil: Revelations, I can’t even tell you how many people looked at that package and approved it. Nintendo of America, Nintendo Japan, ESRB, I don’t know how many people internally, and our guys in Japan. I can’t come up with an excuse for it. It just happened. We’re not happy about it.

Now though, things are different. Capcom has “redefined” who’s in charge over the final version of game packaging, meaning Svensson is now “cautiously optimistic” that this won’t happen again.

…if another error does slip through, then keep the game in its shrink wrap and you’ll have a handy collector’s edition on your hands for the price of a standard game. Bargain!


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