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

Biohazard 7: Resident Evil - Cloud Version(2018)
Street Fighter V: Capcom Pro Tour 2018 Premier Pass(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Gesture: Shoryuken!(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Sticker Set: Street Fighter V Set(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Gesture: Hadoken!(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Additional Face Paint Bundle(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Hairstyle: Field Team Leader(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Additional Gesture Bundle 1(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Face Paint: Eye Shadow(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Additional Gesture Bundle 2(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - The Handler's Guildmarm Costume(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Deluxe Kit(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Sticker Set: Poogie Set(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Face Paint: Shade Pattern(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Face Paint: Heart Shape(2018)
Monster Hunter: World(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Gesture: Sleep(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Sticker Set: Guild Lasses Set(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Gesture: Play Possum(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Hairstyle: Provisions Manager(2018)
Monster Hunter: World (Digital Deluxe Edition)(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Gesture: Kowtow(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Gesture: Kneel(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Additional Sticker Set Bundle 1(2018)
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition(2018)
Street Fighter V: Season 3 Character Pass(2018)
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard - Gold Edition(2017)
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard - Not a Hero(2017)
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard - End of Zoe(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Thanos Annihilation Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Special Zero Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Nova Prime Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Space Suit Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Venom(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Superior Spider-Man Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Gamora Classic Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Black Widow(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Special X Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Ultron Conquest Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Frank West Proto Man Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Winter Soldier(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Strider Hien Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Jedah Makai Messiah Costume(2017)
Resident Evil: Revelations - Collection(2017)
Gyakuten Saiban 4 (Collector's Package)(2017)
Street Fighter V: Capcom Pro Tour 2016(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Nemesis Tyrant Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Sigma(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Morrigan Night Warrior Costume(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Dante Nephilim Costume(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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