CARY, N.C. – Epic Games has licensed its video game engine Unreal Engine 3 to two more game development firms.

Capcom Entertainment said on Tuesday that it would use the Unreal engine for a project being developed in North America. It disclosed no details about the project.

"The Unreal Engine is one of the most powerful and versatile tools available for next-generation game development," said Mark Beaumont, head of Capcom consumer software publishing in the Americas and Europe. "More than just a graphics engine,
UE3 will empower the development team to create the quality experience that gamers expect from a Capcom product."

Last week, Activision also announced licensing of the Unreal engine for a new action game.

"The Unreal Engine is one of the most technically advanced engines on the market and is a perfect fit for our upcoming action game," said Laird Malamed, head of production for Activision. "The engine’s robust suite of programming tools will enable our development team to deliver what is sure to be an amazing game experience."

The Unreal engine has been used in Epic’s own “Gears of War,” which has won numerous awards and has sold more than 3 million copies. Other games running on the engine include "Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell" by Ubi Soft; PC Gamer’s Game of the Year, "Deus Ex" from Ion Storm/Eidos; "America’s Army: Special Forces," by the United States Army, and "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone" (PC) by Electronic Arts.