Capcom Co., Ltd.

Overview

Capcom Co., Ltd. is an Osaka-based Japanese developer and publisher of video games, known for creating popular franchises such as Mega Man, Street Fighter, Resident Evil, and others. Originally established in 1983, it has since become an international enterprise with branches and subsidiaries in North America, Europe, and East Asia.

The original companies that spawned Capcom's Japanese branch were I.R.M Corporation founded on May 30, 1979, as well as its subsidiary Japan Capsule Computer Co., Ltd., both of which were devoted to the manufacturing and distribution of electronic game machines. The two companies underwent a name change to Sambi Co., Ltd. in September 1981, while Capcom Co., Ltd. itself was first established on June 11, 1983, for the purpose of taking over the internal sales department.

In January 1989, the old affiliate company Capcom Co., Ltd. merged with Sambi Co., Ltd., resulting in the current Japanese branch. The name Capcom is an abbreviation of "Capsule Computer", a term coined by the company to describe the arcade machines it solely manufactured in its early years, designed to set themselves apart from personal computers that were becoming widespread at that time. The word capsule alludes to how Capcom likened its game software to "a capsule packed to the brim with gaming fun", as well as to the company's desire to protect its intellectual property with a hard outer shell, preventing illegal copies and inferior imitations.

While Capcom's first product was the coin-operated Little League from July 1983, its first real video game, the arcade title Vulgus, was released in May 1984.

Games

Resident Evil VII: Biohazard (Gold Edition)(2017)
Resident Evil VII: Biohazard - End of Zoe(2017)
Resident Evil VII: Biohazard - Not a Hero(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Special X Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Venom(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Winter Soldier(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Black Widow(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Ultron Conquest Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Special Zero Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Frank West Proto Man Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Gamora Classic Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Nova Prime Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Strider Hien Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Superior Spider-Man Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Jedah Makai Messiah Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Thanos Annihilation Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Space Suit Costume(2017)
Resident Evil: Revelations - Collection(2017)
Street Fighter V: Capcom Pro Tour 2016(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Morrigan Night Warrior Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Superior Iron Man Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Firebrand Ultimate Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Ultimate Thor Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Chun-Li Casual Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Sigma(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Ryu Wanderer Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Captain America Gladiator Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Captain Marvel Warbird Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Spencer Gottfried Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Dante Nephilim Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Ultimate Hawkeye Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Black Panther(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Dormammu Molten Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Nemesis Tyrant Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Ghost Rider Outlaw Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Doctor Strange Illuminati Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Arthur Fallen Angel Armor Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Chris Classic Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Joe Fixit Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Monster Hunter(2017)
Puzzle Fighter(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Character Pass(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite (Deluxe Edition)(2017)
Mega Man: Legacy Collection 2(2017)
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers(2017)
Disney Afternoon Collection, The(2017)
Dead Rising 4(2017)
Resident Evil VII: Biohazard - Banned Footage: Vol.2(2017)
Resident Evil VII: Biohazard - Banned Footage: Vol.1(2017)

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Trivia

The German online magazine 4Players named Capcom as #3 Best Publisher of 2008 and 2009.

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