By now everyone is aware of the horrible earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Japan. The devastation is affecting everyone across Japan from the loss of lives to the economic impact the disaster has caused.
As can be expected there are many organizations that have setup relief to go to the people of Japan and Capcom has joined that list by offering the Street Fighter IV iOs for only 99 cents. All proceeds from the sale will go toward the Japan earthquake relief effort. Capcom did not stop there; the company also donated 100 million yen to help those affected by this disaster.
Capcom released this statement on the website:
“Thank you to everyone who has sent inquiries and wished us well during this crisis. We want to reiterate that all of our employees in the Osaka and Toyko regions are safe and well, and we thank everyone for their support.
In response to recent events, Capcom will immediately donate 100 million yen to help victims of the earthquake and communities recover from this tragedy.
For one week from today, March 15, Street Fighter IV on the iPhone will be available for 99cents/115yen, and all sales of the title during this period will be donated to support earthquake relief activities.
Capcom will also suspend operations or shorten operating hours as necessary at amusement arcades and other business sites that are located in areas served by Tohoku Electric Power and Tokyo Electric Power. In addition, Capcom will refrain from holding special events.
Again, thanks to everyone who has supported Japan during this difficult time, and please help to spread the news about relief efforts.”
If you want to help, one way is to purchase the game on ITunes: Street Fighter IV