Capcom is delaying Lost Planet 2, Super Street Fighter IV, Dead Rising 2 and the North American release of Monster Hunter Tri into a 12-month period starting on April 1, 2010. Updated.
A forecast revisions document reveals that all four titles will be pushed back to the company's 2010 fiscal year (staring in April, ending March 31, 2011) and spread out over all four quarters of the year. The document lists the reasons for the delays as follows:
・Avoid competing with the major titles that other companies plan to introduce in the 4th quarter ・Preserve the value of Capcom's titles and maximize sales volume ・Expand the lineup of titles in the next fiscal year and afterward
No concrete release dates are listed in the document, but tipster Rory says "This corroborates rumours spread about Super Street Fighter 4's new release date of April 1st being confirmed in this week's Famitsu, due out Thursday."
Sound logic, sure. But sound business practice? We'll see.
Thanks for the tip, Rory!