Capcom Entertainment, Inc.
Capcom Entertainment, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Capcom U.S.A., Inc.
. The company markets and distributes interactive entertainment software for game consoles and handheld systems. Capcom is a Charter member of the Entertainment Software Association.
Each Capcom Production Studio is the developer behind Capcom's games. The studios are divided into different sections and named after numbers, except for the independent Clover Studio
(now defunct) and Flagship Co., Ltd.
which is funded by Capcom Co., Ltd.
The company mascot, Mega Man
, played a supporting role in a Nintendo inspired TV-show Captain N: The Game Master
and has later been featured in three separate cartoons: Mega Man
produced by Ruby-Spears, and the two anime series MegaMan NT Warrior
and Mega Man Star Force
. He also starred in three OVAs originally released in Japan in 1993, released later on DVD in North America, and the NT Warrior
anime series spawned a 48-minute feature film (only in Japan) entitled Rockman EXE: The Program of Light and Dark
, Mega Man's first ever appearance on the big-screen.
is an item found in many Capcom video games. It often restores the player's health or acts as a bonus point item. The symbol is a red circle decorated with a stylised white cross that resembles a pinwheel. The item appeared first in 1985, in Capcom's first title, Vulgus
, as an enemy (it was also featured in Capcom's fifth title, Exed Exes
, in a similar role). It also appeared in Mega Man
(Rockman in Japan) as an item which fully restored health and weapon energy. Since then, it has been featured in many other games in a far more benign role.