The fine folks at Capcom don't have a whole heck of a lot to be concerned about -- their shares are still selling at fairly epic prices
, and they've got a pretty solid release schedule lined up for the first half of 2009. Still, Resident Evil 5
producer Jun Takeuchi recently said in a Famitsu interview
that he's worried about "the movements of Western developers," specifically the movements into Capcom's home turf, Japan.
Takeuchi hopes that 2009 will see an improvement in Japan's domestic games market, stating, "it's not good if Japanese developers are making games that can't be enjoyed by Japanese people." Capcom seems poised to lead that charge -- Takeuchi hinted that Capcom's unannounced plans for this year's releases might just "surprise" their fellow countrymen. We hope they've got Mega Man X9
somewhere up their sleeves. Man, Japan would never
see that one coming.