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For the original NASA meaning, see capsule communicator.

Template:Infobox Company Capcom (カプコン in Japanese) is a leading Japanese developer and publisher of numerous computer and video games. It was founded in 1979 as Japan Capsule Computers, a company devoted to the manufacturing and distribution of electronic game machines. Their current name is a conjunction of Capsule Computers.

Over the years Capcom has created some of the biggest and longest running franchises. From the hugely influential platformer Mega Man (Rockman in Japan) series through the standard-bearing Street Fighter fighting games to the survival horror series Resident Evil (Biohazard in Japan).



Subsidiaries and related corporations

Capcom U.S.A., Inc. was established as the official North American subsidiary of Capcom in August 1985.

Capcom Entertainment, Inc.

Capcom Studio 8, Inc. is the R&D division of Capcom USA, Inc.

Capcom Asia Co., Ltd. was established as the official Asian subsidiary of Capcom in July 1993.

Capcom Eurosoft Ltd.

Captron Co., Ltd.

Flagship Co., Ltd.

Capcom Charbo Co., Ltd.

CE Europe Ltd.

CEG Interactive Entertainment GmbH

Clover Studio Co., Ltd.


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Captain Commando, as he appears in Marvel vs. Capcom.

Capcom's original mascot, Captain Commando, is a superhero who wears a futuristic armor of unknown origin. His name forms the words CapCom if you combine the first three letters of each word. He originally appeared in the early Capcom Famicom/NES game Section Z (the arcade version of Section Z has similar gameplay, but it is not clear that the hero is the same person) and in the manuals of Capcom's early Nintendo Entertainment System games to thank players for purchasing them. He later appeared as the title character in an arcade game bearing his name, as well as in Marvel vs. Capcom and its sequel, in which he is often considered to be an excessively powerful character. In Marvel vs. Capcom, he still serves as a mascot, regularly shouting "Capcom!" during fights and relaying Capcom-themed messages after winning. He displays the ability to quickly change from regular clothing, including a cowboy hat, into his armor, suggesting a secret identity. Mega Man has superceded Captain Commando as Capcom's official mascot, primarily because of the immense popularity of the Mega Man series. Captain Commando's storyline is not connected to that of Commando and Bionic Commando, despite the similar name.

Recent projects

Recently, Capcom has worked with Nintendo, developing 2-D Legend of Zelda titles (The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons, The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords, The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, and The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap).

See also


External links

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