San Mateo, CA – Capcom has announced in its latest investor meeting that it will invest $78 Million in Research and Development. This announcement has come as a surprise to many, as several pundits had speculated that Capcom would never fund the massive department. The Kohlrabi’s sources confirmed Capcom moved the funds from their now shuttered department Confusion and Destruction.
“The department’s [Confusion and Destruction] first big project was Street Fighter the movie that released in 1994,” said James Evans, Executive Assistant from Capcom’s now defunct Confusion and Destruction department. He continued, “The upper management team [of Capcom] was so impressed by the movie they almost entirely cut all funding for Research and Development.”
During the 2000’s, the Confusion and Destruction department’s actions took full swing at Capcom. The C&D department heads implemented some of their wildest dreams and many subordinates; James included, were aghast of the volume of ideas that received approval by the executive and investor teams. “When they got on disk DLC approved, it was as if the sky was the limit,” said James.
“Truthfully, the Confusion and Destruction department’s true impact started with on disk DLC,” said Mr. Evans. He continued, “Next they took over creative direction for the Resident Evil series, closed Clover Studio, and they were the masterminds behind ripping Megaman apart into pixels. That decision did lead to Megaman 9 and 10, which are critically acclaimed games. However, we haven’t figured out how to reassemble Megaman into higher resolutions.”
James Evans would explain to TheKohlrabi that many would believe that Keiji Inafune’s departure was due to the Confusion and Destruction Department. However, it was due to the inability to reformulate Megaman that caused him to break down in sorrow and leave Capcom. When Keiji left, it caused Capcom’s executive team to worry that his departure may impact sales of future Megaman.
Earlier this year it was revealed during their financial meeting they have shuttered the Confusion and Destruction department and replaced the department’s money into Research and Development. The meeting ended in an upbeat mood with Capcom closing by stating, they were in high hopes they can research and develop a way to restore Megaman to the fans.