Morning DLC: Video Games News And Rumors 1/23/14

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Capcom’s CEO has committed to hiring 100 new developers every year in order to increase the company’s strength.

In an open letter to shareholders, Kenzo Tsujimoto detailed his five-year plan to comprehensively review software development at Capcom.

According to Tsujimoto, “[Capcom's] goal is to further strengthen marketing strategies for (1) downloadable content, (2) mobile content, (3) online operations, and (4) brand contents.”

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Here’s your chance to own one of the rarest Nintendo games ever made, if you don’t mind that it looks like it’s been to hell and back.

A copy of the highly coveted Nintendo World Championships cartridge is for sale on eBay. The starting bid is $4,999.99 — a bargain when you consider these can go for twice that much. Of course, copies fetching that kind of money generally haven’t had their labels ripped off and the word “Mario” scrawled in ballpoint pen on the sad remains of said label. But if you want a copy and don’t have the disposable income needed to add one in mint, or even good, condition to your collection, this may be your only chance.

With many copies known to exist, these aren’t the absolute rarest videogames in the world — a complete edition of the Atari 2600 game Air Raid sold for $33,433.33 because it included the only known copy of the game’s instruction manual — but they’re close, and certainly the most notorious.

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When Warhorse Studios announced its realistic medieval open-world RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance in December, it seemed to still have trouble securing a publisher. So blow that! The studio founded by folks including the creator of Mafia today launched a Kickstarter so it can finish the game and self-publish. It’s looking for £300,000 ($500,000-ish) to prove to an investor that people are interested before the moneymen will pony up the rest.

Warhose plans to launch Kingdom Come for PC, Mac, and Linux in the fourth quarter of 2015, and hopes to release Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions too. Pledging at least £15 (about $24) toKickstarter will get you a copy of the finished game.

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Topics: Capcom, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Nintendo, Nintendo World Championships, Video Games, Warhorse Studios

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