15 MAR

Capcom and Sega Donating App Sales Proceeds to Japan Earthquake Relief

by Marianne Schultz
 

Following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan last week, iPhone developers are also pitching in to raise funds for relief efforts. Game developers Capcom and Sega, both with headquarters in Japan, have announced app sales with proceeds going directly to organizations providing relief to those affected by last week’s natural disasters.

Capcom has reduced the price of its flagship Street Fighter IV iOS game from $4.99 to $.99 with all sale proceeds from today through March 22 going to charity.

Sega has reduced the prices of several of its Sonic titles with all proceeds from these apps through March 20 going to the Red Cross. Sonic Spinball is now $.99, Sonic the Hedgehog is now $1.99, and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is now $2.99. The most recent iOS entry in the Sonic lineup, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1, is down to $3.99 from $6.99.

If you’ve had your eye on any of these games, now would be a great time to snap them up and support those in need in Japan at the same time.

  • Games

    STREET FIGHTER IV

    Last Changed:
    9 months ago
    Rating:
    4.00 (163)
    Version:
    1.00.12
    iOS iPhone

    Two new characters have entered the ring! Sagat and one unlockable character are now available for free as playable characters in single player and head-to-head modes. You can also download...

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    Sonic The Hedgehog 4™ Episode I

    Last Changed:
    10 weeks ago
    Rating:
    4.00 (840)
    Version:
    1.4
    iOS iPhone

    The sequel fans have waited 16 years for is finally here - Sonic The Hedgehog™ 4 Episode I! Featuring enhanced gameplay elements, including the classic Sonic Spin Dash, and the versatile Homing...

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    Sonic The Hedgehog

    Last Changed:
    6 weeks ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (155)
    Version:
    2.0.5
    iOS Universal

    The Sonic game which started it all is now optimized for mobile devices! Race at lightning speeds across seven classic zones as Sonic the Hedgehog. Run and spin through loop-de-loops as you collect...

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    Sonic the Hedgehog 2

    Last Changed:
    6 weeks ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (196)
    Version:
    3.1.0
    iOS Universal

    One of the greatest adventures of all time re-mastered for mobile devices! Speed back in time and discover the game that first united Sonic the Hedgehog with his amazing flying sidekick Miles...

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    Sonic Spinball

    Last Changed:
    23 months ago
    Rating:
    4.00 (65)
    Version:
    2.0.0
    iOS iPhone

    Shoot Sonic like a pinball through Dr. Eggman’s great Veg-O-Fortress to free the animals of Mobius ______________________ Dr. Eggman’s (AKA Dr. Robotnik) has turned all the animals on Mobius...

2 Comments

  1. Mike

    It’s great to help but better to give to an organization where the money actually goes to the victims. Red Cross gives very little they still have a tremendous surplus from 9/11, Haiti and New Orleans. They take great wages and benefits and have a huge “war chest”. Better to give to groups that actually spend the funds, like Doctors Without Borders – but wait, they have a surplus now too, and have actually asked for no more donations at this time. Wow, honesty, that’s refreshing. http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/donate/overview.cfm

  2. Ben

    Rovio should do it too but their to greedy. It shoul be called greedy birds

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