Thoughts From The Sidelines reported late Monday that Capcom has teamed up with LG to bring the Street Fighter franchise to Android via Street Fighter IV. Street Fighter IV has been available for iOS gamers for a while so it’s only fitting that it head over to Android. Pairing it with LG will mean that we may see this epic game on the new Nova screen phones.
LG has reportedly inked a deal with Capcom that will bring Street Fighter IV to the Android screen starting in the fourth quarter. The game is supposed to appear on yet to be released HD Android devices by LG. Street Fighter IV which will be pre-installed on some forthcoming LG Android devices however according to TFTS it will be available for play on LG handsets from the LG website. This is an “Exclusive” deal for the time being.
In regards to this partnership with CapCom LG CEO Dr. Jong-Seok Park said:
As we prepare our first HD smartphone for launch, it was important for us to be able to offer HD content that would really demonstrate this phone’s benefits. The HD version of Street Fighter certainly fills this objective. We are also confident that LG’s soon-to-be-unveiled HD display technology will give Street Fighter fans a whole new reason to play the game again.
Today Peanuts Worldwide announced their initiatives to bring everyone’s favorite dog, Snoopy, into the digital age. Peanuts Worldwide has announced several new partnerships to expand the Peanuts characters presence into the mobile, digital, web and social arenas.
“Since taking over ownership of PEANUTS, our overall strategic goal has been to continue to make the brand relevant to younger generations,” said Neil Cole, Chairman and CEO of Iconix Brand Group, which owns Peanuts Worldwide. “In order to accomplish this, we had to substantially expand our efforts for PEANUTS into the digital, web and social categories of our business, which is demonstrated in the initiatives outlined in this first phase announcement.”
Peanuts World Wide’s new initiatives include e-books, digital apps, downloadable graphic novels, more interactive website, Facebook and Twitter, and Facebook applications. They also promise even more to come in 2012.
Capcom, through their subsidiary Beeline, will team up with Peanuts Worldwide to create a freemium game based on the Peanuts characters. Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Woodstock, Linus, Pepermint Pattie and many more will be featured in this game due out in the fall. Peanuts Worldwide has confirmed the game will definitely be headed to Android as well as iPhone.
Source: Peanuts World Wide