Jump to navigation Jump to search “CAPCOM” redirects here. For the NASA meaning, see Capsule communicator. M Corporation, was founded on May 30, 1979 by Kenzo Tsujimoto. English ป 1 was still president of Irem Corporation when he founded I.
Tsujimoto worked concomitantly in both companies until leaving the former in 1983. The original companies that spawned Capcom’s Japanese branch were I. M as well as its subsidiary Japan Capsule Computers Co. The two companies underwent a name change to Sambi Co. In January 1989, the old affiliate company Capcom Co. While Capcom’s first product was the coin-operated Little League from July 1983, its first real video game, the arcade title Vulgus, was released in May 1984. Capcom has been noted as the last major publisher to be committed to 2D games, though this was not entirely by choice.
The company’s commitment to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System as its platform of choice caused them to lag behind other leading publishers in developing 3D-capable arcade boards. In 1994, Capcom adapted its Street Fighter series of fighting games into a film of the same name. While commercially successful, it was critically panned. A 2002 adaptation of its Resident Evil series faced similar criticism but was also successful in theaters. The company sees films as a way to build sales for its video games. Nyu localized into the English language. On August 27, 2014, Capcom filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Koei Tecmo Games at the Osaka District Court for 980 million yen in damage.