Capcom Obtains All Platform Rights For MotoGP Videogames

March 30, 2008

Capcom
Obtains All Platform Rights For MotoGP Videogames

Capcom today confirmed that it has secured
exclusive worldwide rights to publish official videogames and create peripherals
based on the World’s premier motorcycling championship, MotoGP across all
hardware platforms.

This agreement will run for five years and
supersedes the existing rights granted to publish titles on the PlayStation
platforms which saw last year’s successful release of MotoGP 07 for the
PlayStation 2.

As part of this new agreement Capcom intends to
initially publish titles based on the 2008 MotoGP season for the Xbox 360,
PLAYSTATION 3, the Wii, PC platform and the PlayStation 2, plus versions for
mobile handsets.

MotoGP is the world’s premier motorcycling
championship consisting of 18 Grands Prix hosted around the globe. It features
the world’s top motorcycle manufacturers such as Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Ducati,
Kawasaki, KTM and Aprilia, who provide machinery for the world’s best riders,
including reigning World Champion Casey Stoner, Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden
and Dani Pedrosa.

The 2008 grid also includes Japan’s Shinya
Nakano, plus newcomers for the new season, such as 250cc World Champion Jorge
Lorenzo and last year’s World Superbike Champion, James Toseland, from the UK.

Commenting on the announcement Mark Beaumont,
executive vice president, officer and head of Capcom consumer software
publishing in the Americas and Europe said: “We are very excited to have signed
this long term agreement with Dorna Sports, which for the first time grants one
publisher worldwide multi-platform rights to the adrenaline fuelled world of
MotoGP. We feel this move to a single publisher will greatly benefit our ability
to develop titles that deliver more authenticity and excitement to the
consumer”.

Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports, the
exclusive holder of all commercial and TV rights to MotoGP commented: “Capcom
has already shown its ability to deliver a title that captures the essence of
MotoGP and we look forward to working with them over the next five years”.