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Capcom is a leading third-party game developer that got its start in 1979 as a publisher of electronic games. In 1984, Capcom (originally the name Capcom was a contracted form of its official name at the time, Japan '''Cap'''sule '''Com'''puters) released its first ArcadeGame, a scrolling shooter entitled ''Vulgus''. They would go on to make several more shooters like that, including the famed ''19XX'' series, before hitting it big with games like ''VideoGame/MegaMan1'' and ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII''.

Capcom also briefly entered the arcade {{Pinball}} industry in the mid-ninties, hiring Creator/MarkRitchie from Creator/WilliamsElectronics to be their Director of Engineering. Williams sued, claiming Ritchie violated his contract's non-competitive clause; the case was rendered moot when Capcom closed its pinball division in 1996.

Likes to [[CapcomVsWhatever challenge other companies]] to FightingGame crossover showdowns.

{{Trope Namer}}s of CapcomSequelStagnation.
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! Games and franchises started by Capcom:
[[index]]
* ''[[VideoGame/NineteenFortyTwo 19XX]]'' series
* ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney''
** ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney''
** ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney''
** ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth''
** ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies''
* ''VideoGame/ArmoredWarriors''
** ''VideoGame/{{Cyberbots}}''
* ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath''
* ''Avengers'' (also known as ''Avenger'' and ''Hissatsu Buraiken'')
* ''VideoGame/BattleCircuit''
* ''VideoGame/BeatDown: Fists of Vengeance'' (co-owned by Cavia)
* ''Black Black''
* ''Black Tiger''
* ''Block Block''
* ''Bounty Hunter Sara'' and its sequel ''Critical Bullet: 7th Target''
* ''Franchise/BreathOfFire''
** ''VideoGame/{{Breath of Fire|I}}''
** ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireII''
** ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII''
** ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV''
** ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireDragonQuarter''
* Capcom Online Games[[/index]]
** ''Ixion Saga''
** ''Minna to'' (a series of [[CardBattleGame social card battle games]])[[index]]
* ''VideoGame/CaptainCommando''
* ''VideoGame/CannonSpike''
* VideoGame/CapcomFightingEvolution[[/index]]
* ''Carrier Air Wing'' (SpiritualSuccessor of ''U.N. Squadron'')[[index]]
* ''VideoGame/ClockTower''[[note]]''Clock Tower'' has been a Capcom IP since 1999, after its former owner "Human Entertainment" folded the same year.[[/note]]
* ''VideoGame/CodeNameViper''
* ''VideoGame/{{Commando}}''
** ''Mercs''[[note]]''Senjou no Ookami 2'' in Japan, direct sequel to ''Commando''.[[/note]]
** ''VideoGame/BionicCommando''
* ''Crimson Tears'' (co-owned by Spike)
* ''VideoGame/DarkVoid''
* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}''
* ''VideoGame/DeadRising''
** ''VideoGame/DeadRising2''
** ''VideoGame/DeadRising3''
* ''VideoGame/DeepDown'' (working title)
* ''Franchise/DevilMayCry''
** ''VideoGame/DmCDevilMayCry''
* ''VideoGame/DinoCrisis''
* ''VideoGame/DragonsDogma''
* ''Eco Fighters''
* ''El Dorado Gate''
* ''Exed Exes''
* ''VideoGame/FinalFight''
* ''Finder Love''
* ''Flock!''
* ''VideoGame/ForgottenWorlds''
* ''Fox Hunt''
* ''Full House Kiss'' (co-owned by Shiori Yuwa and Hakusensha)
* ''Fushigi Deka''
* ''Gaia Master''
* ''Gaist Crusher''
* ''VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins''
** ''VideoGame/GargoylesQuest''
** ''VideoGame/{{Maximo}}''
* ''VideoGame/GhostTrick''
* ''VideoGame/GigaWing''
* ''Glass Rose'' (co-owned by Cing)
* ''VideoGame/GodHand''
* ''VideoGame/GotchaForce''
* ''Granbo''
* ''Gun.Smoke''
* ''VideoGame/HauntingGround''
* ''Kabu Trader Shun''
* ''Kamen No Ninja Hanamaru''[[note]]Given graphical changes and released as Yo! Noid in the US[[/note]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'' (co-owned by [[Creator/{{Suda51}} Grasshopper Manufacture]])
* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfDragons''
* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheRound''
* ''Last Duel''
* ''Last Ranker''
* ''VideoGame/LegendaryWings''
* VideoGame/LostPlanet
** ''E.X. Troopers''
* ''VideoGame/MagicSwordHeroicFantasy''[[/index]]
* {{TabletopGame/Mahjong}}
** ''Ide no Yosuke no Jissen Mahjong''
** ''Jyangokushi: Haoh no Saihai''[[index]]
* ''VideoGame/MarsMatrix''
* ''Franchise/MegaMan''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManX''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManZero''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManZX''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManLegends''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork''
** ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce''
** ''VideoGame/RockmanXover''
* ''Mega Twins''
* ''VideoGame/MetalWalker''
* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter''
* ''Narikiri Jockey Game - Yuushun Rhapsody''
* ''Nazo Waku Yakata''
* ''Ninja Arms''
* ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}''
** ''VideoGame/{{Okamiden}}''
* ''One Piece Mansion''
* ''Franchise/{{Onimusha}}''
* ''Pirate Ship Higemaru''
* ''VideoGame/PN03''
* ''VideoGame/PowerQuest'' (published in North America by Sunsoft)
* ''VideoGame/PowerStone''
* ''Pro Yakyuu? Satsujin Jiken!''
* ''VideoGame/{{Progear}}''[[/index]]
* Quiz games
** ''Adventure Quiz''
** ''Quiz & Dragons: Capcom Quiz Game''
** ''Quiz Nanairo Dreams''
** ''Quiz San Goku Shi''
** ''Quiz Tonosama no Yabou''
* {{Racing game}}s
** ''Auto Modellista''
** ''F-1 Dream''
** ''LED Storm''[[index]]
* ''VideoGame/RedEarth''
* ''VideoGame/RememberMe''
* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil''
* ''VideoGame/RivalSchools''
* ''Samurai Sword''
* ''VideoGame/SaturdayNightSlamMasters''
* ''Section Z''
* ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara''
* ''SevenStarFightingGodGuyferd'' (co-owned by {{Toho}})
* ''ShadowOfRome''
* ''Side Arms: Hyper Dyne''[[/index]]
* ''[=SonSon=]''
* ''The Speed Rumbler''
* {{Sports game}}s
** ''Capcom Baseball - Suketto Gaijin Oo-Abare''
** ''Capcom Bowling''
** ''Capcom Golf''
** ''Capcom's MVP Football''
** ''Capcom's Soccer Shootout''
** ''Capcom Sports Club''
** ''Net de Tennis''
** ''Pro Cast Sports Fishing Game''
** ''We Love Golf!''
* ''Spyborgs''[[index]]
* ''VideoGame/StarGladiator''
* ''Startling Adventures: Kuusou Daibouken X 3''
* ''VideoGame/SteelBattalion''[[/index]]
* ''Steel Fang'' (co-owned by Creator/{{Sega}} and Nextech)[[index]]
* ''Franchise/StreetFighter''
** ''VideoGame/StreetFighter''
** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII''
** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha''
** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterEX'' (co-owned by Akira)
** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII''
** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV''
* ''VideoGame/StreetFighter2010''
* ''VideoGame/{{Strider}}'' (co-owned by Moto Kikaku)
* ''VideoGame/SuperGemFighter''
* ''VideoGame/TechRomancer''
* ''VideoGame/ThreeWonders''
* ''VideoGame/{{The Getaway}}'' (Only for Japan with the first game under Capcom)
* ''Tiger Road''
* ''Trick'N Snowboarder''
* ''Trojan''
* ''Under the Skin''
* ''Varth: Operation Thunderstorm''
* ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe''
* ''Vulgus''
* ''Wantame Music Channel: Doko Demo Style''
* ''Without Warning''
* ''VideoGame/ZackAndWikiQuestForBarbarosTreasure''
[[/index]]

! [[LicensedGame Licensed games]] developed by Capcom:
[[index]]
* ''[[VideoGame/AlienVsPredatorCapcom Alien vs. Predator]]''
* ''The Anime Super Remix'' games
** ''Manga/AshitaNoJoe''
** ''Kyojin no Hoshi''
* ''{{Area 88}}'' (''U.N. Squadron'')
* ''Ashita Tenki ni Nare!''
* ''[[ComicBook/XenozoicTales Cadillacs and Dinosaurs]]''[[/index]]
* ''Capcom's [[OlympicGames Gold Medal Challenge]] '92''
* ''CapcomVsWhatever''[[index]]
** ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom''
*** ''VideoGame/XMenVsStreetFighter''
*** ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroesVsStreetFighter''
*** ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfSuperHeroes''
*** ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2''
*** ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3''
** ''VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom''
*** ''VideoGame/CapcomVsSNKMillenniumFight2000''
*** ''VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium''[[/index]]
** ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom''
** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken'' (with Creator/{{Namco}})
** ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonVsAceAttorney'' (co-developed with Creator/{{Level5}})
* ''VideoGame/ChaosLegion'' (based off an obscure novel by Tow Ubukata)
* ''Dai Koushien'' and ''Dokaben''[[/index]]
* {{Disney}}[[index]]
** ''VideoGame/AdventuresInTheMagicKingdom''
** ''[[VideoGame/AladdinCapcom Aladdin]]'' (the [[SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]]/GameBoyAdvance game)
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}''
** ''VideoGame/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''
** ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck''
** ''Disney Golf''
** ''Disney's Hide and Sneak''
** ''VideoGame/DisneysMagicalQuest''
** ''VideoGame/DuckTales''
** ''VideoGame/GoofTroop''
** ''VideoGame/TheLittleMermaid''[[/index]]
** ''Magical Tetris Challenge'' (doubles as a ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}'' licensed game)
** ''Mickey's Dangerous Chase''[[index]]
** ''VideoGame/MickeyMousecapade'' (only as U.S. publisher)
** ''VideoGame/TheNightmareBeforeChristmasOogiesRevenge''
** ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''
** ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' (the GameBoy game)
* ''VideoGame/DungeonsAndDragonsChroniclesOfMystara''
* ''VideoGame/EyeOfTheBeholder'' the SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem port
* ''VideoGame/FateUnlimitedCodes''
* ''Gakkou no Kowai Uwasa: Hanako-san ga Kita!!''
* ''GIJoe'' (the second [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] game, which they picked up from developer KID after Taxan got out of video game publishing)
* ''Anime/GregoryHorrorShow''
* ''Group S Challenge''
* ''VideoGame/GundamVsSeries''
* ''HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw''
* ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal: Geomatrix''
* [[/index]]''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''
** ''[=JoJo=]'s Venture''[[index]]
** ''VideoGame/JoJosBizarreAdventureHeritageForTheFuture''
** ''Le Bizzarre Avventure di [=GioGio=]: Vento Aureo''
* ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames The Legend Of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons/Ages]]'' (collaboration with Creator/{{Nintendo}})
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap''
* ''VideoGame/LittleNemoTheDreamMaster''
* ''Marusa no Onna'' (AKA ''A Taxing Woman'')
* [[/index]]MarvelUniverse[[index]]
** ''VideoGame/XMenChildrenOfTheAtom''
** ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes''
** ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroesWarOfTheGems''
** ''VideoGame/{{The Punisher|Capcom}}''
** ''VideoGame/XMenMutantApocalypse''
* ''[=MotoGP=] '07'', '''08'', ''09/10'', and ''10/11''
* ''Franchise/{{Neopets}} Puzzle Adventure''
* ''Pocket Rockets''
* ''Pride GP Grand Prix 2003''
* ''{{Rocketmen}}: Axis of Evil'' and ''It Came From Uranus''
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' (for the NintendoDS)
* ''Sheep''
* ''Slipstream''
* ''ComicBook/{{Spawn}}: In the Demon's Hand''
* ''VideoGame/SweetHome''
* ''Tenchi o Kurau'' (a series of games based on a manga by Hiroshi Motomiya)
** ''Dynasty Wars''
** ''Warriors of Fate''
** ''Destiny of an Emperor''
** ''Tenchi o Kurau II'' (Japan-only sequel to the above)
* ''Warauinu no Bouken GB: Silly Go Lucky!''
* ''Film/{{Willow}}'' (both the arcade game and the NES game, which are very different from each other)
[[/index]]
* ''Yo! Noid'' (actually a DolledUpInstallment of ''Kamen No Ninja Hanamaru'')

! Capcom games that were [[WhatCouldHaveBeen cancelled]]:
* ''Capcom Fighting All Stars: Code Holder''
* ''Dead Phoenix''
* ''Final Fight: Seven Sons''
* ''Galum Pa!''
* ''Ghosts N Goblins'' series
** ''Ghosts N Goblins Online Zero'' (A 2003 MMORPG meant for PC and XBox)
** ''Ghosts N Goblins Match Fight''
** ''Maximo 3''
* ''The Magical Ninjya Jiraiya Kenzan!''
* ''Major Damage''
* ''Mega Man'' series
** ''Mega Man Anniversary Collection'' (Game Boy Advance)
** ''Mega Man Legends 3''
** ''Mega Man Universe''
** ''Rockman Online''
** ''Maverick Hunter'' (2010 FPS)[[note]]The codename for an unnamed DarkerAndEdgier {{FPS}} reboot of ''Mega Man X'' worked on by Armature Studio shortly during 2010.[[/note]]
* ''Red Dead Revolver'' [[note]]Originally developed by Capcom, this game borrowed elements from ''Gun.Smoke'', another western Capcom game, but it was cancelled in 2002. It would later be purchased by [[Creator/TakeTwoInteractive Rockstar Games]], who completed the game and released it in 2004. Interestingly enough, Capcom became the publisher of ''VideoGame/RedDeadRevolver'' for its Japanese release.[[/note]]
* ''Resident Evil'' (Game Boy Color)
* ''Sammy vs. Capcom'' (it was supposedly going to feature characters from ''Guilty Gear'' and ''Darkstalkers'')
* ''Strider'' (unnamed 2009 remake/reboot developed by GRIN)
* ''{{TabletopGame/Talisman}}'' (a game licensed by Games Workshop[[note]]Games Workshop held the Talisman license before the game's cancellation. The license is now owned by Fantasy Flight Games.[[/note]])
* ''Titan Warriors'' (a sequel to ''Vulgus''. It was originally named ''Neo Vulgus'')
* ''War of the Grail''
* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' (a game licensed by White Wolf Publishing)

!Pinball Games developed by Capcom:
[[index]]
* ''Airborne''
* ''Pinball/BigBangBar'' (unreleased)
* ''Pinball/{{Breakshot}}''
* ''Pinball/FlipperFootball''
* ''Kingpin'' (unreleased)
* ''Pinball/PinballMagic''
[[/index]]
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!! Tropes associated with Capcom:
* CapcomSequelStagnation: TropeMaker and TropeNamer: Commonly seen in the ''StreetFighter'' franchise.
* CashCowFranchise: Like Creator/SquareEnix, Capcom has three of them: ''Franchise/MegaMan'', ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', and ''Franchise/ResidentEvil''. ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' too has established itself as a huge moneymaker, although this is mostly limited to Japan.
* DemotedToExtra: A number of their former flagship series have seen very few releases in recent years, the most apparent of these being the "Mega Man" and "VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins" franchises. They've gone from console games, to handheld games, to downloadable titles, to, in the case of Mega Man, freeware and mobile titles.
* IconicItem: The [[http://capcom.wikia.com/wiki/Yashichi Yashichi]], a shuriken or pinwheel-like object that has seen itself in many of the company's games. Originally an enemy, it could also be an EasterEgg that may benefit the player in other games.
* IconicLogo: With the font even being based on that used for ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'''s questions.
* {{Mascot}}: Originally, it was the titular '''[[CaptainCommando Cap]]'''[[CaptainCommando tain]] '''[[CaptainCommando Com]]'''[[CaptainCommando mando]]. Then, it was VideoGame/{{Mega Man|Classic}}. Now it's [[Franchise/StreetFighter Ryu]].
* ShortRunners: The Pinball division.
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