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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

Resident Evil: Village - Trauma Pack(2021)
Resident Evil: Village(2021)
Neco Drop 2(2021)
Monster Hunter: Rise(2021)
Monster Hunter: Rise (Deluxe Edition)(2021)
Monster Hunter: Rise - Deluxe Kit(2021)
Ghosts 'n Goblins: Resurrection(2021)
Capcom Arcade Stadium: Pack 2 - Arcade Revolution (’89 – ’92)(2021)
Capcom Arcade Stadium: Packs 1, 2, and 3(2021)
Capcom Arcade Stadium: Pack 3 - Arcade Evolution (’92 – ’01)(2021)
Capcom Arcade Stadium: Pack 1 - Dawn of the Arcade (’84 – ’88)(2021)
Capcom Arcade Stadium(2021)
Maiden(2021)
Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition(2020)
Resident Evil 3(2020)
Neco Drop: Cat Friends Nation(2020)
Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection(2020)
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition(2020)
Rockman & Rockman X 5-In-1: Special Box(2019)
Street Fighter V: Extra Battle Capcom Legend Bundle 3(2019)
Street Fighter V: '18 Summer/Halloween/Holiday Costume Set(2019)
Street Fighter V: 2018 Holiday Costume Bundle(2019)
Capcom Home Arcade(2019)
Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne Master Edition (Digital Deluxe)(2019)
Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne Master Edition(2019)
Shinsekai: Into the Depths(2019)
Street Fighter V: Extra Battle Capcom Legend Bundle 2(2019)
Street Fighter V: 2018 Halloween Costume Bundle(2019)
Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne(2019)
Street Fighter V: Birdie Costume Bundle(2019)
Street Fighter V: Vega Costume Bundle(2019)
Street Fighter V: M. Bison Costume Bundle(2019)
Street Fighter V: Mega Man Costume Bundle(2019)
Street Fighter V: Dhalsim Costume Bundle(2019)
Street Fighter V: Rashid Costume Bundle(2019)
Street Fighter V: F.A.N.G Costume Bundle(2019)
Street Fighter V: 2019 Summer Costume Bundle(2019)
Street Fighter V: Summer 2019 Character Bundle(2019)
Street Fighter V: Zangief Costume Bundle(2019)
Gundam Battle: Gunpla Warfare(2019)
Teppen(2019)
2019: World President Challenges a Shooting Game(2019)
Devil May Cry 5: In-game Unlock Bundle(2019)
Devil May Cry 5: Super Character 3-Pack(2019)
Devil May Cry 5: Taunt Trio(2019)
Devil May Cry 5: Alt Hero Colors(2019)
Devil May Cry 5: Alt Heroine Colors(2019)
Devil May Cry 5: V & Vergil Alt Colors(2019)
Devil May Cry 5: Deluxe Upgrade(2019)
Devil May Cry 5: 5 Blue Orbs(2019)

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Trivia

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

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