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Keiji Inafune starts two new companies

Ex-Capcom man and Mega Man creator founds new developer and crossmedia company

Keiji Inafune, former head of development at Capcom, has announced the creation of two new companies, one a new game developer called Intercept and the other a crossmedia company named Comcept.

According to translations by website Andriasang the Intercept website indicates three key focuses: originality - in terms of ideas that cannot be copied; gravity - the ability to pull people in; and "beyond the age" - concepts that cross eras.

Intercept is based in Tokyo's Shinagawa area, while larger company Comcept has a central office in Tokyo and also a branch in Osaka.

Comcept will have a wider remit than just games, including books, music, merchandise, and event planning. The company will produce traditional games as well as online and mobile titles.

Further details of both companies, and potentially their first products, will be announced at a press conference scheduled for Monday, April 4.

Inafune left Capcom in October of last year, complaining of "no where higher left to go" at the company. Famous as the creator of the Mega Man franchise, Inafune has also worked on franchises such as Resident Evil, Onimusha, Dead Rising, and Lost Planet.

In recent years he has become an outspoken critic of the Japanese games industry, in one outburst claiming that the country's developers have fallen "at least five years behind" the West.

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