SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Nov. 21, 2006 – Capcom(r) Entertainment Inc., a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced the appointment and return of Chris Kramer as senior director of communications and community. Having most recently served as Sony Online Entertainment’s senior director of corporate communications, Kramer is rejoining Capcom (where he began his career in the games industry in the early 90s) and will now oversee Capcom’s corporate communications positioning, product public relations, customer service and community outreach, both off- and online.
“Chris brings a wealth of experience and talent proven by a history of strategy-driven success with some of the world’s most widely recognized brands,” said Mark Beaumont, senior vice president and officer, Capcom Entertainment, Inc. “His gaming, media and editorial industry relationships and experience in combination with Capcom’s reputation for quality development will give us the edge we need to effectively expand our reach.”
Chris brings to Capcom over a decade of video game industry experience, having previously served as Sony Online Entertainment’s senior director of corporate communications. Prior to that, Chris has worked for a diverse range of interactive companies, including Sony Computer Entertainment America, 3dfx Interactive and Konami. Over the years, he has spearheaded successful PR campaigns for blockbuster franchises like EverQuest, Resident Evil, Metal Gear Solid, Star Wars and Street Fighter
and for licensed products from Disney, Universal Pictures, ESPN and NFL, just to name a few. Chris has also served on the editorial side of the fence as Editor in Chief for both Voodoo Magazine and the Games channel of Daily Radar.com.
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, PC and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created world-renowned franchises including Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Devil May Cry, Onimusha and Dead Rising. Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, the company maintains operations in the U.S., United Kingdom, Germany, Tokyo and Hong Kong. More information about Capcom and its products can be found on the company’s web site at www.capcom.com.
Capcom, Mega Man, Resident Evil, Onimusha, Devil May Cry and Dead Rising are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. or other countries. Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. All rights reserved. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.
SOURCE: Press Release