Capcom's History Highlights
A Look Back at 40 Years of Capcom!
See the company's various titles and accomplishments!
Capcom has been working hard for 40 years now, to deliver exciting and entertaining experiences to its users'. This in-depth feature covers some of the company's most memorable titles and awesome accomplishments. We look forward to hearing some of your favorite Capcom memories, too!
The legend of Capcom began with an attack by the evil Yashichi.
Capcom's very first arcade game Vulgus was released. Go to external site
Ghosts 'n Goblins was released in arcades.
The following year, it was also released for the NES.
In order to save the princess that has been kidnapped by Satan, Arthur traverses the Demon Realm to face undead hordes and the embarrassment of fighting in his underwear! Go to external site
A robot has gone berserk, launching a pair of scissors from its head!
Mega Man was released exclusively for home consoles on the NES.
It's a battle between rogue robots and the heroic Mega Man! Copying the moves from these unique bosses aids in your fights against subsequent opponents. Who can forget the stress of the disappearing floors...? Go to external site
It's you against an endless stream of enemies!
Final Fight was released in arcades. It was later ported to the SNES, where it became a major hit. Go to external site
Cease your assault on the Ghoul Realm!
Gargoyle's Quest was released―Capcom's first title for the Nintendo Game Boy. Go to external site
I shall travel the world in search of worthy challengers.
Street Fighter II was released in arcades, and garnered a massive following. The following year, Street Fighter II was released for the SNES and also became a smash hit.
The world is filled with strong fighters... A yoga master who breathes fire, an Interpol agent wearing a Chinese qipao dress, a boy raised in the jungles of the Amazon... The personalities and abilities of these street fighters from around the globe are forever etched into our memories! Go to external site
The robot with the giant scissors on its head makes its return
Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge was released, the first Game Boy title in the Mega Man series. Go to external site
Did Kassar inherit his piledriver move from Mayor Mike Haggar?!
Warriors of Fate was released, an arcade game based on Hiroshi Motomiya's manga Tenchi wo Kurau. Go to external site
Go on an epic journey with the Dragon Clan, the Manillo, the Forest Clan, and the Wing Clan!
Breath of Fire was released, a deep RPG for the SNES. Go to external site
Don't get run over by Armored Armadillo!
Mega Man X for the SNES was released. Go to external site
Vampire, clawed by a werewolf and bleeding out!
Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors was released in arcades. Go to external site
From Osaka to the world—from a game to Hollywood
The Hollywood movie Street Fighter was released in theaters. Go to external site
How dare you interrupt my meal?!
Resident Evil for the PlayStation was released. It set records as a bestseller and established survival horror as a new game genre.
A horde of zombies has appeared in a mansion in the woods outside Raccoon City! You must investigate the truth behind this outbreak while relying on a limited amount of ammo and ink ribbons (Number of saves). Each door leads you further into the horrors, making opening one scary in its own right. No one can forget the shock of coming across a zombie for the first time... Go to external site
A high school ninja girl drives the Sennin to despair.
The arcade game Street Fighter III: New Generation was released. Go to external site
An evil high school principal is attacking teachers and students alike!
Rival Schools: United by Fate was released in arcades. The following year, it was ported to the PlayStation. Go to external site
Kyo, Ryu, Mai, and Chun-Li all in one game!
Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000 was released in arcades. It was also released on the Sega Dreamcast.
Take on Japan's Sengoku era as well as the demonic Genma!
Onimusha was released for the PlayStation 2. The game was the first PlayStation 2 title to sell over 1 million copies in Japan.
The popular actor Takeshi Kaneshiro joined the game as a creative consultant and also starred as the main character! In the game, Samanosuke Akechi dons the Oni Gauntlet and engages the Genma in battle. The game was known for its action-packed gameplay when cutting down the demonic foes. Go to external site
An increase in net-based crimes has overtaken the virtual world!
Mega Man Battle Network was released as a launch title for the Game Boy Advance handheld console. Go to external site
The man who struck fear in the hearts of demons everywhere!
Devil May Cry was released for the PlayStation 2 and went on to become a massive hit. Go to external site
Objection! Experience action-packed courtroom drama!
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney was released for the Game Boy Advance. It received critical acclaim for its battle-focused courtroom action.
The sound of Phoenix's "Objection!" rings throughout the courtroom! In the process of revealing the truth, the true culprit throws his toupee at the lawyer's face, temporarily blinding him... Nothing beats the thrill and sense of accomplishment from earning a verdict of not guilty for the innocent defendant! Go to external site
Dear Ms. Milla Jovovich...
The Hollywood film Resident Evil was released, and went on to gross more than $102 million dollars at the global box office.
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Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment
A thrilling game with an equally impressive controller!
Steel Battalion was released for the Xbox, which became famous for its elaborate controller that recreated the cockpit of a giant mecha. Go to external site
So, is it tasty?
Monster Hunter was released for the PlayStation 2.
It won the Grand Prize at the 8th CESA Game Awards.
Live the life of a hunter in a world populated by Rathalos, Khezu, Kirin, and even Kut-Ku! The feeling of relief at perfectly cooked meat; the sense of accomplishment after defeating the mighty Rathalos... Who can forget the excitement of their first hunting game experience!? Go to external site
Aim for the head! Wait, there's a parasite inside!?
Resident Evil 4 was released for the Nintendo GameCube. The game completely reimagined previous franchise entries down to its control system and perspective, making the game a massive hit across platforms. Go to external site
Masamune Date leads his gang while speaking a mixture of Japanese and English.
Devil Kings (Sengoku Basara) was released for the PlayStation 2. It was popular among younger gamers due to its unique take on the Sengoku setting. Go to external site
Be quick on the brush!
Released Okami for the PlayStation 2. Go to external site
A chaotic blend of zombies and psychopaths!
Dead Rising for the Xbox 360 was released. It accomplished the rare feat of selling 1 million copies on a brand new console. Go to external site
We make card games too, woof!
Won! Tertainment Music Channel was released in arcades.
Is this planet freezing?! Or is it burning up?!
Lost Planet for the Xbox 360 was released. It joined Dead Rising as a new title that managed to sell 1 million copies. Go to external site
Devil Bringer destroys devils!
Devil May Cry 4 was released on multiple platforms. The stylish action, gorgeous graphics, and dramatic story combined to make the game a hit. Go to external site
It's hunting time again!
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite was released, becoming another hit in the Monster Hunter series.
Exchange guild cards instead of business cards! The game brought G-rank quests to the Monster Hunter Portable sequel! The portability of the PSP made it even easier to go on hunts with your friends! Players engaged in many memorable hunts morning, noon, and night! Go to external site
"Objection!" rings throughout the Takarazuka Revue stage.
The Takarazuka Revue performed the stage play Gyakuten Saiban: The Truth Reborn.
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Death is only the beginning of the story.
Released Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective for the Nintendo DS. Go to external site
Monster Hunter: The Real in Universal Studios Japan
Monster Hunter: The Real was launched as a recreation of the Monster Hunter world within Universal Studios Japan. Go to external site
A man has his heart torn from his chest and must journey to reclaim it.
Dragon's Dogma was released for home consoles. It sold over 1 million copies, despite being a completely new IP.
Capcom's first open-world action game!
The main character's heart is stolen by a dragon and in order to recover it, is resurrected as an Arisen. Featuring actions and attacks unique to each job class, players form parties and take on monsters in a fantasy setting. The game was known for recreating a fantasy world that previously only existed in players' imagination! Go to external site
Soseki Natsume is arrested! Herlock Sholmes also makes an appearance!
The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures was released for the Nintendo 3DS. Go to external site
Which comes first: reaching the summit of eSports, or awakening the Satsui no Hado within?
Street Fighter V was released for the PlayStation 4 and PC. Go to external site
Welcome to the family, son!
Resident Evil 7 was released for multiple platforms. The gameplay was completely revamped from previous Resident Evil games. Go to external site
Hello, world! This is Monster Hunter!
Monster Hunter: World was released for multiple platforms. It exceeded 10 million copies worldwide.
The world of Monster Hunter evolves once again! Join the Research Commission as you explore the New World and the many monsters that inhabit it. It is impossible to forget the experience of hunting alongside friends from around the world while immersed in the various landscapes and ecosystems the game has to offer! Go to external site
We'll seek out anyone stronger than us!
Launched the first Capcom-sponsored eSports league, Street Fighter League.
These are top-level league matches in Japan with professional teams playing Street Fighter V. Started in 2018, the scale was greatly expanded upon in 2021 when the league introduced a "team owner system," where eight corporate-owned teams comprised of four players each competed to see who was the very best. Go to external site