Codex Gamicus
Logo capcom.gif
Type Public Company
Founded May 30, 1979
Headquarters Osaka, Japan
Parent Company N/A

Capcom is a Japanese third party video game developer and publisher, creating some of the most beloved franchises such as Street Fighter, Mega Man and Resident Evil. The name Capcom is a conjunction of Capsule Computers.

Capcom also localizes and publishes some games from western developers for eastern markets such as the Grand Theft Auto series.


Capcom was founded in 1979 as Japan Capsule Computers, a company devoted to the manufacturing and distribution of electronic game machines. Their first arcade game, Vulgus, was released in 1984.


The developers behind Capcom's games.

  • Capcom Production Studio 1 developed a large number of Capcom's fighting games including games in the Capcom vs. SNK series and Marvel vs. Capcom series. They also develop games in the Devil May Cry series and Monster Hunter series.
  • Capcom Production Studio 2 developed various Mega Man games including all of the Mega Man Battle Network series. They are also responsible for games in the Onimusha series.
  • Capcom Production Studio 3 developed games in the Resident Evil series and Mega Man X series.
  • Capcom Production Studio 4 developed games in the Resident Evil series and Dino Crisis series. They are also responsible for developing the games in the famous Capcom Five.
  • Capcom Production Studio 5 has developed a few mobile games including 1942, Commando, Ghosts 'N Goblins, and Mega Man. They have also developed the PSP game, Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower.
  • Capcom Production Studio 6, headed by Eiichiro Nakazato, developed Catan and Chaos Legion. CPS6 was shut down in 2004.
  • Capcom Production Studio 7 exists in a parallel dimension and is headed by bizzaro Jack Thompson. CPS7 games often feature copious amounts of swearing, sex and violence. (Disclaimer: Information on CPS7 is all made up, I honestly couldn't find any information on CPS7. I'm not even really sure there is a CPS7. But, really, why would they have 1-6, 8 and skip 7? It is a mystery.)
  • Capcom Production Studio 8 (formerly known as Capcom Digital Studios). CPS-8 was Capcom's only Western-based development team. They were responsible for Maximo: Ghosts to Glory, and Maximo vs. Army of Zin. Capcom of Japan closed this production studio soon after the release of the critical failure Final Fight: Streetwise.

Former Divisions[]


  • Mega Man series
  • Street Fighter series
  • Viewtiful Joe series
  • Resident Evil series

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