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Capcom Co., Ltd.

Historical Events

    May 30, 1979:

    • Established I.R.M Corporation with the objective of developing and selling electronic game machines in Matsubara, Osaka.

    Sep, 1981:

    • Corporate name was changed to 'SAMBI Co., Ltd.', and the head office was moved to Habikino, Osaka.

    Jun 11, 1983:

    • CAPCOM Co., Ltd. is established in Hirano, Osaka with the express purpose of selling software.

    Oct, 1983:

    • Established the Tokyo Branch in Shinjuku, Tokyo.

    Aug, 1985:

    • Established CAPCOM U.S.A., Inc. in California for the distribution of Capcom's products in the US.

    Jan, 1989:

    • CAPCOM Co., Ltd. merges with SAMBI Co., Ltd. with the emerging company being called CAPCOM Co., Ltd. The new head office is located in Higashi-ku, Osaka.

    Jul, 1993:

    • Established CAPCOM ASIA Co., Ltd. in Hong Kong for distribution of Capcom's products in China and South East Asia.

    Jun, 1995:

    Apr, 1997:

    • Established FLAGSHIP Co., Ltd. for the purpose of planning and development of game software.

    Jul, 1998:

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    Feb, 2003:

    Aug, 2003:

    • The company cancels three titles: Capcom Fighting All Stars, Red Dead Revolver (PlayStation 2, sold to Rockstar), and Dead Phoenix (GameCube).

    Jul, 2004:

    Oct 11, 2006:

    Mar, 2007:

    Jun 01, 2007:

    • After an earlier announcement in mid May, Flagship Co., Ltd. is merged into the company and the studio is then dissolved.

    Mar 30, 2008:

    • The company announces its intention to acquire the Japanese development studio K2 LLC.

    May 01, 2008:

    Company history contributed by Sciere (738962), Kabushi (257407) and Freeman (64424)