Ben Judd (born October 25, 1974 in Centerville, Ohio) is the former head of globalization for Capcom Japan. He is a video game producer and former translator / voice actor for the same company. He is also given much recognition for being a major figure in the revival of the Bionic Commando franchise, a classic video game series known for its unique swinging mechanics and lack of a jump button.
Judd worked on the translation staff and localization teams of Dead Rising, Onimusha 3: Demon Siege, and as far back as P.N.03 and the original Viewtiful Joe. He also worked as a voice actor on the English versions of Onimusha 3: Demon Siege, God Hand, and Resident Evil: Outbreak.
His first released title as a producer, Bionic Commando Rearmed, reportedly sold over 130,000 digitally distributed copies across three platforms (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC) during the launch week. However, his big budget follow-up Bionic Commando for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 (20 million USD according to the development studio's CEO), was a major financial flop, selling only 27k in the first month.
Judd left Capcom in 2011, he later became one of the founders and CEO of Dangen Entertainment (which is comprised of industry veterans with years of experience across marketing, translation, and game publishing) which aid indie developers looking to expand their games' audiences with a Japanese release. In December 2019, Judd stepped down from his position as the CEO after being accused of harassment, inappropriate behaviour and negative business practices.
- P.N.03 - (2003)
- Viewtiful Joe - (2003)
- Resident Evil: Outbreak - (2004)
- Onimusha 3: Demon Siege - (2004)
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - (2005)
- Dead Rising - (2006)
- God Hand - (2006)
- Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney - (2007/2008)
- Bionic Commando Rearmed - (2008)
- Bionic Commando - (2009)
- Mighty No. 9 - (2016)
- Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - (2018)
- ↑ http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/33101/Veteran_Producer_Judd_Leaves_Capcom_To_Head_New_Talent_Agency_Arm.php
- ↑ http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2017/12/19/meet-the-team-thats-bringing-indie-games-to-japan.aspx
- ↑ http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-12-16-ben-judd-departs-dangen-ddm-amid-accusations-of-sexual-harassment-bad-business-practices