Keiji Inafune Forms Two New Companies
Written Friday, April 01, 2011 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Capcom's former R&D Manager and Mega Man creator, Keiji Inafune has formed two new companies and has gone public with official websites for each. One is called Comcept, as previously speculated, while the other is called Intercept, and it's the latter that's of the most interest, seeing how it's strictly a games production company.
Inafune says that Intercept is his "new challenge for consumer game development," and mentions three key tenets for Intercept's philosophy. They are:
- Originality - Cannot be copied by others
- Gravity - Has the power to pull people in
- Beyond the Age - Things that cross eras
Both Comcept and Intercept are based in Tokyo and each have capital of 10 million yen. Comcept is a company with broader goals, including the creation of entertainment like consumer game planning, online game planning, mobile content, books, music, videos and event planning.
The timing of this news comes the day after Capcom cancelled Mega Man Universe, which would have been Inafune's last project for his former employer.