Capcom Vancouver Packs It in for Puzzle Fighter
Game wrapping up as studio turns focus to Dead Rising.
Those who still wish to give it a shot can download it for free until July 1st, with the servers being shut down at the end of that month (July 31st). In the meantime, players are going to be gifted with 10,000 gems, the in-game currency, as well as new characters (Dr. Wily, Regina, and Ada Wong) and levels (Darminor and Uroboros Laboratory) that have been or will soon be released in the wake of this announcement. Plus, if you still have any in-game currency you’ve purchased, that’s still valid, though further purchases have officially ceased.
Oh, and if you’re interested in listening to the game’s soundtrack for free, check it out streaming on SoundCloud.
The reason given for the shutdown of the game given by Capcom employee Jeffery Simpson over on the Capcom-Unity blog is so that the studio can turn its focus towards further installments in the company’s flagship Dead Rising games. “As huge fans of Puzzle Fighter ourselves, the team here at Capcom Game Studio Vancouver is proud to have created a new version of the game that’s unique and enjoyable,” he said as he thanked those who supported and enjoyed the game.
This comes in the wake of news earlier this year that Capcom had laid off around 30 percent of the studio while reducing the scope of the next entry in the Dead Rising series. As part of their statement, Capcom notes that the studio was continuing to support Puzzle Fighter.