CapcomÂ® leverages localization management solution for multi-SKU and multi-platform release
RALEIGH, N.C.- January 19, 2010 - XLOC, the leading provider of global localization solutions for video games, is proud to announce that its technology was used in the global release of the long-awaited Dark VoidTM. Developed by Capcom?, Dark Void was localized into French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Spanish, Czech and Russian on the Xbox 360?, PLAYSTATION?3, and Windows PC.
“XLOC’s solution was an essential part of releasing Dark Void to action lovers around the globe. An international, multi-SKU title release in seven languages and six platforms is an overwhelming task,” said Capcom Senior Producer Morgan Gray.“With XLOC’s localization expertise, our time to market was significantly reduced and we were able to create a much smoother and standardized development process.”
Dark Void is a science-fiction action-adventure game that combines aerial and on-foot combat for a unique third-person shooter experience. The speed and scale of the action-filled game make it unique, along with its delivery of total freedom of movement to players while they race against UFOs in high-speed chases and rain death from above onto unsuspecting otherworldly foes. Upon entering“the void,” players take on the role of Will, a pilot dropped into the parallel universe by incredible circumstances, who finds himself struggling to survive and must join forces with the rebel human group called“the survivors” to fight off the aliens threatening Earth.
“Working with Capcom on Dark Void is such a rewarding experience. Capcom’s continuous success can be, in part, accredited to its persistence on reaching mature audiences globally,” said Stephanie O’Malley Deming, president and co-founder of XLOC.“Our team has assisted Capcom with the complex task of localizing this title, and we are thrilled that our solution allowed them to release on multiple consoles and numerous languages concurrently.”
The XLOC system was created based on industry experience, with a goal of continually enhancing its features to meet constantly evolving market needs, and offering the utmost flexibility. XLOC offers a completely customizable management solution for integrating localization into game development to enable simultaneous global shipment. As developers provide their latest assets, XLOC dynamically synchronizes with these localized game resources, proactively generating current, changing asset lists and separating the translation effort from game asset format specifics. This process allows for asset updates to be seen in real time by developers, translators and publishers, and expedites time to market.
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil?, Street Fighter?, Mega Man? and Devil May Cry?. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Tokyo and Hong Kong, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom can be found on the company web site, www.capcom.com.
Dark Void, Capcom, Resident Evil, Mega Man and Devil May Cry are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. or other countries.Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.
XLOC is the leading provider of global localization solutions for the international computer and video game industry with more than 45 years of production, programming and development experience. XLOC offers an organizational management system that streamlines localization processes and simplifies the integration of localization into the development cycle. This process saves game developers and publisherssignificant time and money, and allows them to ship their international SKUs simultaneously across multiple game platforms and languages to realize the full potential of the global marketplace. The XLOC tool suite is compatible with all major 3D engine technologies and can be leveraged as a stand-alone product or be combined with XLOC’s consulting and support services. Titles built using XLOC include Call of Duty?: World at War; Guitar Hero: World Tour™ and NBA 2K9. To learn more, please visit www.xloc.com.
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