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Capcom began in 1979 as Japan Capsule Computers, a company devoted to the manufacturing and distribution of gaming machines. In 1983, Capcom Co., Ltd. (株式会社カプコン, Kabushiki-gaisha Kapukon) was founded as a game development company. Capcom has its headquaters in Osaka, Japan and has offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong, California, England, and Germany.



According to Capcom, its name is an abbreviation of Capsule Computer. The phrase was symbolic of the internal company goal to create a new gaming experience that would exceed that of their rivals. The company released thier first game in 1984, Vulgus, a scrolling arcade space shooter. Capcom initialy only devolped arcade games, but soon expaned to the home market with games based on some of their most successful arcade titles. Capcoms first home relase was 1942, a WWII shooter where you, as a U.S. Navy pilot, fight your way to Okinawa, Japan. The game is similar to Vulgus, but has a curious agenda. Other successful reales of the 80's are Senjo no Ōkami (a.k.a. Commando or Wolf of the Battlefield) and Makaimura (a.k.a. Ghost 'n Goblins). In the late 80's, Capcom created some of the longest lived franchises in video game history, Street Fighter and Mega Man (a.k.a. Rockman).


Street Fighter is a Japanese Fighting Game which two characters fight one-on-one through different scenes. Street Fighter was released in 1987 as an arcade game and in 1991 Street Fighter II was released for the ZX Spectrum and other home computers.


The first Mega Man was released in 1987 for the NES. There have been serveral sub-series of the original Mega Man series:

  • Mega Man (Rockman) (1987)
  • Mega Man X (Rockman X) (1993)
  • Mega Man Legends (Rockman DASH) (1997)
  • Mega Man Battle Network (Rockman.EXE) (2001)
  • Mega Man Zero (Rockman Zero) (2002)
  • Mega Man ZX (Rockman ZX) (2006)
  • Mega Man Star Force (Shooting Star Rockman) (2006)




In 1996, Capcom released its frist 3D console excludisve game Resident Evil (a.k.a. Biohazard), a successful survival horror game for the PlayStation. In the following years, Resident Evil 2 and 3 were relased for the Playstation and later ported to the N64 and PC. In 2000 Resident Evil Code: Veronica was released on the Sega Dreamcast, followed by ports of 2 and 3. Code Veronica was later released on the Playstation 2 and GameCube under the title Code: Veronica X. In 2002, a remake of Resident Evil and a prequel Resident Evil Zero were released exclusivly for the GameCube. Resident Evil 4 was originally released exclusive to the GameCube, but was later relased for PC, PS2, and Wii. A movie based on the game, named Resident Evil, was released in 2002, and did well enough to warrent a sequal (Resident Evil: Apocalypse) released in 2004. A thrid instalment was released in 2007, and a fouth (Resident Evil: Afterlife) is planned for 2010.




Besides developing its own games, Capom also makes ports and distributes games from Western studios for the Japanese market.


Capcom is the first Japan based company to join with Valve's Steam digital distribution system. Some of thier titles currently avalialbe via Steam are Onimusha 3, Devil May Cry 3, Street Fighter 4, and Lost Planet.


Game List




May Vulgus  
Jul Son Son  
Sep Higemaru  
Dec 1942  


Feb Exed Exes a.k.a. Savage Bees
May Senjo no Ōkami a.k.a. Commando
Sep Makaimura a.k.a. Ghosts'n Goblins
Nov Gun Smoke  
Dec Section Z  


Apr Tatakai no Banka a.k.a. Trojan
Sep Rush & Crash a.k.a. The Speed Rumbler
Nov Ares no Tsubasa a.k.a. Legendary Wings
Dec Side Arms  


Feb Hissatsu Buraiken a.k.a. Avengers
Mar Top Secret a.k.a. Bionic Commando
Jun 1943

a.k.a. 1943 - The Battle

of Midway

Aug Black Dragon a.k.a. Black Tiger
Aug Street Fighter  
Nov Tora-he no Michi a.k.a. Tiger Road
  Rockman a.k.a. Mega Man


Apr F1 Dream  
Jun 1943 Kai  
Jul Last Duel  
Jul Lost Worlds a.k.a. Forgotten Worlds
Aug Capcom Bowling  
Dec Daimakaimura a.k.a. Ghouls'n Ghost
  Rockman 2 a.k.a. Mega Man 2


Feb Mad Gear a.k.a. LED Storm
Mar Strider Hiryu a.k.a. Strider
Mar Dokaben  
Apr Tenchi wo Kurau a.k.a. Dynasty Warriors
Jun Willow  
Aug Dokanben 2  
Aug Area 88 a.k.a. UN Squadron
Oct Capcom Baseball  
Nov Capcom World  
Dec Final Fight  


Feb 1941  
Mar Haten? no Daiboken  
Apr Senjo no Ōkami a.k.a. MERCS
Jun Chiki Chiki Boys a.k.a. Mega Twins
Jul Magic Sword  
Oct U.S. Navy a.k.a. Carrier Airwing
Nov Nemo  
Dec Quiz Tonosama no Yabou  
  Rockman 3 a.k.a Mega Man 3


Mar Street Fighter II  
May Ataxx  
Jun Quiz Sangokushi  
Jul Wonder 3 a.k.a. Three Wonders
Sep The King of Dragons  
Sep Block Block  
Nov Captain Commando  
  Rockman 4 a.k.a. Mega Man 4


Jan Knights of the Round  
Apr Street Fighter II'  
Jul Varth  
Sep Capcom World 2  
Nov Tenchi wo Kurau II a.k.a. Warriors of Fate
Dec Street Fighter II' Turbo  
  Rockman 5 a.k.a. Mega Man 5


Feb Cadillacs

a.k.a. Cadillacs and


Apr The Punisher  
Jul Muscle Bomber

a.k.a Saturday Night

Slam Masters

Oct Super Street Fighter II  
Dec Muscle Bomber Duo  
  Rockman 6 a.k.a. Mega Man 6


Jan Dungeons & Dragons -Tower of Doom  
Mar Super Street Fighter II X a.k.a. Super Street Fighter II Turbo
May Alien vs Predator  
Jun Ultimate Ecology a.k.a. ECO Fighters
Jul Vampires a.k.a. Darkstalkers
Sep Quiz & Dragons  
Sep Super Muscle Bomber  
Oct Powered Gear  
Dec X-Men - Children of the Atom  


Jan Quiz Tonosama no Yabou 2  
Mar Vampire Hunter a.k.a. Night Warriors
Apr Cyberbots  
Jun Street Fighter Zero a.k.a. Street Fighter Alpha
Jun Street Fighter - The Movie  
Oct Rockman - The Power Battle a.k.a. Mega Man The Power Battle
Oct Marvel Super Heros  
Nov Tshinden 2  
  Rockman 7 a.k.a Mega Man 7


Jan 19XX  
Feb Dungeons & Dragons - Shadow Over Mystara  
Mar Super Street Fighter Zero 2 a.k.a. Super Street Fighter Alpha 2
Jun Super Puzzle Fighter II X  
Jul Star Gladiator  
Jul Rockman 2 - The Power Fighters a.k.a. Mega Man 2 The Power Fighters
Aug Street Fighter Zero 2 Alpha  
Sep Quiz Nanairo Dreams  
Sep X-Men vs Street Fighter  
Oct Warzard a.k.a. Red Earth
Dec Street Fighter EX  
  Rockman 8 a.k.a. Mega Man 8
  Biohazard a.k.a Resident Evil


Feb Street Fighter III  
Apr Battle Circuit  
Apr Street Fighter EX Plus  
May Vampire Savior a.k.a. Darkstalkers 3
Jul Marvel Super Heros vs Street Fighter  
Aug Capcom Sports Club  
Sep Vampire Hunter 2  
Sep Vampire Savior 2  
Sep Pocker Fight a.k.a. Super Gem Fighter Mini Max
Oct Street Fighter III 2nd Impact  
Dec Justice Gakuen a.k.a. Rival Schools


Feb Marvel vs Capcom  
Apr Star Gladiator 2 a.k.a. Plasma Sword
May Street Fighter EX2  
Jul Street Fighter Zero 3 a.k.a. Street Fighter Alpha 3
Jul Tetris - The Grand Master  
Sep Chokosenki Kikaioh a.k.a. Tech Romancer
Oct Magical Tetris Challenge  
Nov Steep Slope Sliders  
Dec Jojo no Kimyo Na Boken a.k.a. Jojo's Venture
  Mega Man & Bass  
  Biohazard 2 a.k.a. Resident Evil 2


Feb Power Stone  
Mar Giga WIng  
May Street Fighter III 3rd Strike  
Jul Street Fighter EX2 Plus  
Sep Jojo no Kimyo Na Boken 2 a.k.a. Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
Sep Final Fight Revenge  
Dec Strider Hiryu 2 a.k.a. Strider 2
  Biohazard 3 a.k.a Resident Evil 3: Nemesis


Feb Great Mahou Daisakusen a.k.a. Dimahoo
Mar Marvel vs Capcom 2  
Apr Power Stone 2  
Jun Mars Matrix  
Aug Capcom vs SNK  
Sep 1944  
Oct Gunspike  
Nov Mighty! Pang  
Dec Moero! Justice Gakuen a.k.a. Rival Schools 2
  Resident Evil Code: Veronica  


Jan Giga Wing 2  
Feb Puzz Loop 2  
Apr Progear no Arashi a.k.a. Progear
May Capcom vs SNK Pro  
Aug Capcom vs SNK 2  
  Heavy Metal Geomatrix  
  DoDonpachi II  
  Gundam - Federation vs Zeon  
  Gundam - Federation vs Zeon DX  
  Street Fighter Zero 3 Upper  


  Gun Survivor 3 - Dino Crisis  
  Jangokushi - Haoh no Saihi  
  Resident Evil Zero  
  Resident Evil: Survivor  


  Resident Evil: Survivor 2 Code: Veronica  
  Resident Evil Gaiden  
  Devil May Cry  


  Gundam Z - AEUG vs Titans  
  Prode GP 2003  
  Resident Evil: Dead Aim  
  Resident Evil Outbreak  
  Devil May Cry 2  


  Hyper Street Fighter II  
  Capcom Fighting Jam  
  Resident Evil Outbreak File #2  


  Gundam Seed - Federation vs Z.A.F.T.  
  Resident Evil 4  
  Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney  
  Viewtiful Joe: Double Trouble  
  Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble  
  Resident Evil: The Missions a.k.a Biohazard Stories
  Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening  


  Mega Man X Collection  
  Mega Man: Powered Up  
  Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X  
  Mega Man ZX  
  Dead Rising  
  God Hand  
  Power Stone Collection  
  Resident Evil: Deadly Silence a.k.a Biohazard: The Operations
  Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max  
  Monster Hunter Freedom  
  Street Fighter Alpha Anthology  
  Ultimate Ghosts'n Goblins  
  Resident Evil: Confidential Report a.k.a. Biohazard: The Episodes


  Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure  
  Lost Planet: Extreme Conditions  
  Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles  
  Phoenix WrightJustice for All  
  Phoenix Wright: Trials & Tribulations  
  Resident Evil: Wii Edition  
  Mega Man Star Force  
  Mega Man ZX Advent  
  Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo  


  Mega Man 9  
  Bionic Commando Rearmed  
  Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney  
  Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix  
  Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Cross Generation of Heros  
  Devil May Cry 4  
  Harvey Birdman: Attorney At Law  
  1942: Joint Strike  
  Resident Evil: Genesis  
  Resident Evil: Degeneration  


  Street Fighter IV  
  Resident Evil 5  
  Bionic Commando  
  Monster Hunter Freedom Unite  
  Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles  
  Marvel vs Capcom 2 (re-release)  
  Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop  
  Fate a.k.a Unlimited Codes


  Mega Man 10  





























































































































































































































































































































History of Capcom: http://www.jap-sai.com/Games/Capcom/Capcom.htm

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capcom

Capcom: http://www.capcom.com/

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