A developer and publisher of video games that was founded in 1979.Capcom is one of the biggest software companies in the world.Their early games were mostly arcade games like 1942 & 1943.In the late 80's & early 90's they started to make beat'em up games such as Final Fight,Captain Commando,& The Punisher.When the beat'em up games started to evolve they got into fighting games like Street Fighter 2,Darkstalkers & X-Men:Children of The Atom.In the 90's,fighting games were extremely popular and they make many sequels and spinoffs.They also crossed over X-Men characters with Street Fighter characters and made X-Men Vs. Street Fighter.Later they added more characters and made Marvel Vs. Capcom 2.In 1996,Capcom also created the survival horror series,Resident Evil.It was a huge hit and they are still making sequels to this big franchise.They have many different types of games like Dead Rising,Mega Man,Devil May Cry,Dino Crisis,Darkstalkers,Breathe of Fire,Street Fighter,& many others.
"Street Fighter Alpha 3 is one of the greatest Capcom fighting games to come out."

"Don't bother me I'm playing some great Capcom games on my Sega Saturn."

Great games made by Capcom:
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Street Fighter 3: Third Strike
Street Fighter 2: Champion's Edition
Vampire Savior
Resident Evil 1 & 2
Dino Crisis
Final Fight
The Punisher
Captain Commando
Marvel Vs. Capcom 2
Capcom Vs. Snk 2
X-Men: Children of The Atom
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Amusement arcade Front-runner in the time when platform and shooting games, in 2D, were the bread and butter of the games industry. Noted primarily for the very standards of their in-game artwork, titles such as Black Tiger (1987), Strider (1989), Willow (1989) and Midnight Wanderers (1991) set the benchmark of the day for playability, innovation and their oft imitated visual style.

See also: Ghosts'n'Goblins, Ghouls and Ghosts, Side Arms and the mighty Truxton.
Has anybody else noticed that when Capcom were great a mysterious programmer called Blbon was credited as their lead programmer in those titles? You can't find Anything about this person on the Internet. Also, for those video game history freaks out there, like me, he was rumoured to have left Capcom for SNK.
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A Japanese video game company. Known for classic titles such as Mega Man, Street Fighter, and Resident Evil. You know... Capcom is a lot like Elvis. Awesome and revolutionary in its younger years... but then it got old and fat and lazy and is eventually gonna die in the crapper. Also has plenty of impersonators.
Capcom sure did make some awesome games... still does every once in a while...
by DrZaius July 4, 2004
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Once innovative video game company who attracted people to amusement arcades long before the fighting franchises began, with games like: Commando, Ghosts'n'Goblins, Strider, Black Tiger, Mercs, Mega Twins, Vulgus, Willow, Three Wonders, 1942 and Mega Man. Then suddenly and inexplicably ceased to be innovative in 1991 with everything since Street Fighter II.
Capcom.. What went wrong?
by Jon January 13, 2004
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A company that focuses way too much on its fighting games.
Hey Capcom, I know Street Fighter and <insert company here> vs. Capcom games are very popular and they're the reason why you have a massive fanbase, but how about making a sequel to 1944: The Loop Master?
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a videogame publisher/developer based in Osaka, Japan. Their popular franchises such as: Street Fighter, Megaman, and Resident Evil, are among one of the games that brought innovation and creativity to the fighting, platform and survival-horror genres. In addition, Capcom is the most contributing game developer for many platforms, giving ALL people a chance to play their exclusive title(s) on many game systems. Capcom doesn't have a 'loyalty' pledgementship (like say Squaresoft, Nintendo...etc.), just good affiliations to other companies in the videogame industry.
Capcom makes games for all game systems there are. So that many people has access to their games even if they don't have a specific game console in which the game is exclusive onto.
by anjiro February 29, 2004
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Company that has made lots of crap games lately (with the exception of RE4). Think that churning out Megaman games with no story with get them money.
Capcom is blowing it big time, the only real money they'll make is on RE4
by chrisguy January 31, 2005
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