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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

Ace Attorney Turnabout Collection(2021)
Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, The(2021)
Monster Hunter: Stories 2 - Wings of Ruin: Rider Hairstyle Bundle(2021)
Monster Hunter: Stories 2 - Wings of Ruin: Ena's Outfit - Felyne Shelter Garb(2021)
Monster Hunter: Stories 2 - Wings of Ruin (Deluxe Edition)(2021)
Monster Hunter: Stories 2 - Wings of Ruin: Navirou Outfit Bundle(2021)
Monster Hunter: Stories 2 - Wings of Ruin: Deluxe Kit(2021)
Monster Hunter: Stories 2 - Wings of Ruin: Character Edit Ticket One-Pack(2021)
Monster Hunter: Stories 2 - Wings of Ruin: Navirou's Outfit - Fulgur Anja Costume(2021)
Monster Hunter: Stories 2 - Wings of Ruin: Ena Outfit Bundle(2021)
Monster Hunter: Stories 2 - Wings of Ruin: Rider's Hairstyle - Mizutsune Braid(2021)
Monster Hunter: Stories 2 - Wings of Ruin: Navirou's Outfit - Downy Duds(2021)
Monster Hunter: Stories 2 - Wings of Ruin: Rider's Hairstyle - Mohawk Kulu(2021)
Monster Hunter: Stories 2 - Wings of Ruin: Navirou's Outfit - Kulu-Ya-Ku Costume(2021)
Monster Hunter: Stories 2 - Wings of Ruin: Ena's Outfits - Cheerleader Three-Pack(2021)
Monster Hunter: Stories 2 - Wings of Ruin: Rider's Hairstyle - Shaggy Legiana(2021)
Monster Hunter: Stories 2 - Wings of Ruin: Character Edit Ticket Three-Pack(2021)
Monster Hunter: Stories 2 - Wings of Ruin(2021)
Monster Hunter: Stories 2 - Wings of Ruin: Navirou's Outfit - Velkhana Costume(2021)
Monster Hunter: Stories 2 - Wings of Ruin: Navirou's Outfit - Paolumu Costume(2021)
Monster Hunter: Stories 2 - Wings of Ruin: Navirou's Outfit - Anja Costume(2021)
Monster Hunter: Stories 2 - Wings of Ruin: Ena's Outfit - Tropical Dress(2021)
Monster Hunter: Stories 2 - Wings of Ruin: Character Edit Ticket Two-Pack(2021)
Monster Hunter: Stories 2 - Wings of Ruin: Ena's Outfit - Ancient Raiment(2021)
Monster Hunter: Stories 2 - Wings of Ruin: All-In Extra Contents Pack(2021)
Monster Hunter: Stories 2 - Wings of Ruin: Launch Starter Pack(2021)
Monster Hunter: Stories 2 - Wings of Ruin: Navirou's Outfit - Legiana Costume(2021)
Monster Hunter: Stories 2 - Wings of Ruin: Rider's Hairstyle - Lumu Afro(2021)
Capcom Arcade Stadium: Cyberbots - Fullmetal Madness(2021)
Capcom Arcade Stadium: 1944 - The Loop Master(2021)
Capcom Arcade Stadium: Progear(2021)
Capcom Arcade Stadium: Invincibility(2021)
Capcom Arcade Stadium: Vulgus(2021)
Capcom Arcade Stadium: Bionic Commando(2021)
Capcom Arcade Stadium: Tatakai no Banka(2021)
Capcom Arcade Stadium: Forgotten Worlds(2021)
Capcom Arcade Stadium: Battle Circuit(2021)
Capcom Arcade Stadium: Captain Commando(2021)
Capcom Arcade Stadium: Giga Wing(2021)
Capcom Arcade Stadium: 1942(2021)
Capcom Arcade Stadium: Commando(2021)
Capcom Arcade Stadium: Ghosts 'n Goblins(2021)
Capcom Arcade Stadium: Legendary Wings(2021)
Capcom Arcade Stadium: Super Street Fighter II Turbo(2021)
Capcom Arcade Stadium: Pirate Ship Higemaru(2021)
Capcom Arcade Stadium: Carrier Air Wing(2021)
Capcom Arcade Stadium: 19XX - The War Against Destiny(2021)
Capcom Arcade Stadium: Powered Gear - Strategic Variant Armor Equipment(2021)
Capcom Arcade Stadium: Street Fighter II - The World Warrior(2021)
Capcom Arcade Stadium: Mega Twins(2021)

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Trivia

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

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