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

Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle(2018)
Street Fighter V: Monster Hunter Costume Bundle(2018)
Street Fighter V: 2018 Summer Costume Bundle(2018)
Mega Man X: Legacy Collection 2(2018)
Mega Man X: Legacy Collection(2018)
Mega Man X: Legacy Collection 1+2(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Additional Gesture Bundle 6(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Gesture: Spirit Fingers(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Gesture: Disco Fever(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - The Handler's Sunshine Pareo(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Character Edit Voucher: Two-Voucher Pack(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Character Edit Voucher: Three-Voucher Pack(2018)
Biohazard 7: Resident Evil - Cloud Version(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Gesture: Devil May Cry Dual Guns(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - The Handler's Chun-Li Costume(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Sticker Set: Devil May Cry Set(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Sticker Set: Mega Man Set(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Hairstyle: The Handler(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Gesture: Squat Day(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Gesture: Interpretive Dance(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Hairstyle: The Admiral(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Gesture: Gallivanting Dance(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Sticker Set: Research Commission Set(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Additional Gesture Bundle 4(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Sticker Set: Classic Monsters Set(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Additional Gesture Bundle 5(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Additional Gesture Bundle 3(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Sticker Set: Endemic Life Set(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Gesture: Passionate(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Gesture: Air Splits(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Handler's Busy Bee Dress(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Gesture: Windmill Whirlwind(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Gesture: Feverish Dance(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Gesture: Spin-O-Rama(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Additional Sticker Set Bundle 2(2018)
Street Fighter V: Capcom Pro Tour 2018 Premier Pass(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - The Handler's Astera 3 Star Chef Coat(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Free Character Edit Voucher(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Gesture: Hadoken!(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Sticker Set: Street Fighter V Set(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Gesture: Shoryuken!(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Hairstyle: Field Team Leader(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - The Handler's Guildmarm Costume(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Face Paint: Eye Shadow(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Face Paint: Shade Pattern(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Additional Face Paint Bundle(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Face Paint: Heart Shape(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Additional Sticker Set Bundle 1(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Sticker Set: Guild Lasses Set(2018)
Monster Hunter: World - Hairstyle: Provisions Manager(2018)

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Trivia

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

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