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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

Street Fighter V(2016)
Mega Man: Legacy Collection(2015)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2(2015)
Sengoku Basara 4: Sumeragi(2015)
Sengoku Basara 4: Sumeragi (Ishō 21-shiki Dōraku-bako)(2015)
Biohazard: Triple Pack(2015)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Extra Episode 1: The Struggle(2015)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode 4: Metamorphosis(2015)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Extra Episode 2: Little Miss(2015)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode 3: Judgment(2015)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode 2: Contemplation(2015)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2(2015)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Season Pass(2015)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Raid Mode Character: Hunk(2015)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Barry's Commandant Costume(2015)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode One: Penal Colony(2015)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Raid Mode Character: Albert Wesker(2015)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Moira's Urban Ninja Costume(2015)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Claire's Rodeo Costume(2015)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Natalia's Lottie Suit Costume(2015)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Complete Season(2015)
Sengoku Basara 4 (Special Package)(2014)
Ultra Street Fighter IV(2014)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy(2014)
Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney(2014)
Resident Evil 4: Ultimate HD Edition(2014)
Sengoku Basara 4 (Hyakka Ryōran Tamatebako)(2014)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies(2013)
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara(2013)
Darkstalkers: Resurrection(2013)
Resident Evil 6: Siege Game Mode(2013)
Resident Evil 6: Predator Game Mode(2013)
DmC: Devil May Cry (Limited Edition)(2013)
DmC: Devil May Cry(2013)
Mario Party: Fushigi no Korokoro Catcher 2(2013)
Street Fighter X Mega Man(2012)
E.X. Troopers(2012)
Biohazard 6 (Premium Edition)(2012)
Resident Evil 6 (Collector's Edition)(2012)
Resident Evil 6(2012)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Origins(2012)
Sengoku Basara HD Collection(2012)
eXceed2nd-VAMPIRE-REX(2012)
Cherry Tree High: Comedy Club!(2012)
Devil May Cry: HD Collection(2012)
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City(2012)
Biohazard 5 (Alternative Edition) / Biohazard: Revival Selection Twin Pack(2012)
Street Fighter X Tekken(2012)
Dragon's Dogma(2012)
Asura's Wrath(2012)

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Trivia

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

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