Capcom and Square Enix contribute millions to aid victims of Japan earthquake
Following the devastating Noto Peninsula Earthquake on January 1, 2024, Japanese gaming giants Capcom and Square Enix have joined the growing list of contributors, offering support and donations to help those affected.
Capcom has committed a substantial relief fund of ¥120 million ($825,000) to assist the victims and contribute to the restoration and rebuilding efforts in the impacted areas. Expressing heartfelt condolences, Capcom emphasized its commitment to monitoring the disaster’s status and considering additional support for ongoing relief endeavors.
Square Enix, another key player in the Japanese gaming industry, has pledged ¥50 million ($350,000) to aid those affected by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake. The company conveyed deep sympathies to the victims and expressed hopes for a swift recovery of the affected regions. Square Enix will contribute through the Japanese Red Cross Society to support disaster-affected communities and contribute to the overall recovery.
The Pokémon Company has also taken part in relief efforts, announcing a donation of ¥50 million ($350,000) to the Japanese Red Cross Society last week. In addition to financial contributions, The Pokémon Company has plans for activities aimed at supporting children impacted by the earthquake.
Together, these gaming industry giants—Capcom, Square Enix, and The Pokémon Company—have already donated a combined total of ¥220 million ($1.5 million) towards aiding the victims and supporting recovery initiatives. As the aftermath of the earthquake continues to unfold, these contributions play a crucial role in providing relief to affected communities and facilitating the rebuilding process.
Source: adapted from an article by Aaron Astle, News Editor for PocketGamer.biz.