Since Capcom Mobile released MaXplosion, a bomb-based platformer, people have been drawing comparisons between it and ‘Splosion Man, an XBLA game. In fact, the developers of ‘Splosion Man claim that they had visited Capcom with the idea. Now Capcom has released their official response to the controversy.
Capcom wrote to us in an email:
“While Twisted Pixel did have discussions with our console game team about publishing ‘˜Splosion Man’ on game consoles, Capcom Mobile is a different division of Capcom with separate offices and as such, had no prior knowledge of any meetings between the console game team and Twisted Pixel. ‘˜MaXplosion’ was developed independently by Capcom Mobile. Nonetheless, we are saddened by this situation and hope to rebuild the trust of our fans and friends in the gaming community.”
We drew comparisons to ‘Splosion Man in our review of MaXplosion, and Levi from IGN republished tweets from ‘Splosion Man creators Twisted Pixel. The ball’s in Twisted Pixel’s court, so we’ll see what they have to say about this official denial of any wrongdoing.