Capcom fans can breathe easy again. With local distributor Red Ant going into administration this week, the future looked uncertain. But Capcom's European office has been quick to reassure us that the upcoming release of Street Fighter IV, Resident Evil 5 and other titles will not be affected. No delays or anything. Now, that's good news.
Here's the email we received from Capcom this morning:
Certain recent news reports have speculated that owing to the financial status of Red Ant, Capcom's distributor in Australia, that the release dates of Capcom's forthcoming titles in this territory may be delayed. Capcom would like to state it does not expect any such delays and to reconfirm the following release dates: Street Fighter IV (PS3&360) - February 20th, Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop (Nintendo Wii) - February 27th, Resident Evil 5 (PS3 & 360) - March 13th. Future titles such as MotoGP (Nintendo Will) and Neopets Puzzle Adventure (DS, Wii & PC) are all scheduled to release in line with other PAL territories.
Kind Regards Capcom's European PR Team