Creator / Capcom

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 Capsule Computers) released its first Arcade Game, 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 Mega Man 1 and Street Fighter II.

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

Likes to challenge other companies to Fighting Game crossover showdowns.

Trope Namers of Capcom Sequel Stagnation.

Games and franchises started by Capcom:

Licensed games developed by Capcom:

Capcom games that were 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 
  • Red Dead Revolver 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)
  • Talisman (a game licensed by Games Workshopnote )
  • Titan Warriors (a sequel to Vulgus. It was originally named Neo Vulgus)
  • War of the Grail
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse (a game licensed by White Wolf Publishing)

Pinball Games developed by Capcom:

Outside games and franchises published by Capcom in a set region:


North America:



  • Gunbird 2note 

TV shows and films produced or licensed by Capcom:

Tropes associated with Capcom:

  • Capcom Sequel Stagnation: Trope Maker and Trope Namer. Commonly seen in the Street Fighter franchise.
  • Demoted to Extra: 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 Ghosts 'n Goblins franchises. They've gone from console games, to handheld games, to downloadable titles, to, in the case of Mega Man, freeware and mobile titles.
  • Iconic Item: The 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 Easter Egg that may benefit the player in other games.
    • Capcom has used several other items as well during their Arcade days in this form, including the Holstein (a small white cow), a bamboo sprout (from Son Son) and Mobi-chan (the 1P character's chibi/1UP form from Side Arms).
  • Iconic Logo: Capcom's logo uses ITC Korinna, the same font used for Jeopardy!'s clues during the Alex Trebek era.
  • Mascot:
  • Shared Universe:
    • Many of Capcom's in-house titles are implied through cameos and crossovers to be in one centered around Street Fighter.
      • Final Fight is outright confirmed to be this through a number of playable character and stage appearances across the Street Fighter series. In fact the first Final Fight was supposed to be called Street Fighter '89, which would leave no question what universe it was in, but had its title changed due to the dev team catching on late to how differently it played than previous SF games.
      • Captain Commando is set in a future version of the same city as Final Fight, cofirming its place in the 'verse by proxy.note 
      • Saturday Night Slam Masters has enough Final Fight and Street Fighter cameos it can't be written off as a simple marketing nod.
      • Rival Schools and Street Fighter's fighting schoolgirl characters are established as associates through various cameos.
      • Mega Man would have to be in the future in order to work, but the Signature Move of Street Fighter is hidden as an Easter Egg that can be used by the Player Character in a lot of the games.note 
      • Two.P (one of the Mooks from Final Fight) was designed after the 2P Unknown Soldier from Forgotten Worlds, but his Street Fighter V website profile heavily implies they are the same character, who somehow ended up at the side of some road, shirtlessnote  and with no memories of his past.
    • In an unrelated universe, Ace Attorney and Ghost Trick take place in the same universe.
    • Resident Evil and Dino Crisis takes place in the same world.
    • Several games are tied together by the Red Arremer Clan from Ghosts 'n Goblins, including its Spin-Off Gargoyle's Quest, the platform Arcade game Black Tiger (which in itself is connected through one boss character to The King of Dragons) and the NES/MSX Zelda-style Higemaru Makaijima, this one including a whole island of enemies from the first game, Arthur in a cameo appearance to warn Momotaru and a Red Arremer as the Big Bad!
  • Short-Runners: The Pinball division.
  • Thanking the Viewer: The majority of their games has them thanking the player for playing the game after the credits are done.

Alternative Title(s): Capcom Pinball