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

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Character Pass(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite (Deluxe Edition)(2017)
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite(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)
Resident Evil VII: Biohazard(2017)
Resident Evil: Triple Pack(2016)
Monster Hunter: Stories(2016)
Biohazard: Value Pack(2016)
Dead Rising: Triple Pack(2016)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice(2016)
Monster Hunter: Generations(2016)
Umbrella Corps(2016)
Resident Evil 6(2016)
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)
Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition(2015)
Biohazard: Triple Pack(2015)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Extra Episode 1: The Struggle(2015)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Extra Episode 2: Little Miss(2015)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode 4: Metamorphosis(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 - Episode One: Penal Colony(2015)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Natalia's Lottie Suit Costume(2015)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Raid Mode Character: Albert Wesker(2015)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Barry's Commandant Costume(2015)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Raid Mode Character: Hunk(2015)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Complete Season(2015)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Moira's Urban Ninja Costume(2015)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Claire's Rodeo Costume(2015)
Street Fighter: Puzzle Spirits(2014)
Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate(2014)
Sengoku Basara 4 (Special Package)(2014)
Ultra Street Fighter IV(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)
Remember Me: Combo Lab Pack(2013)
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara(2013)

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Trivia

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

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