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The average Capcom VS game.

Capcom, which is short for "Capsule Computer" is the worst video game company ever. They make lots of acclaimed game series, but unlike other companies, they haven't made a console, instead preferring to make games for all sorts of different systems. However, like other companies, they made some very special arcade games that many people love and wish were still there. They also made some surprisingly good licensed games for NES back in the day. They also really hate the Art of Fighting game for the reason that one of their characters looksed like Ryu and/or Ken Masters from the Street Fighter games, the Mega Drive (Sega did the majority of arcade ports, Capcom did a poor job on the games that they made) but loved the Saturn and the Dreamcast and also Europe.

Formerly one of the most beloved game companies ever, but they cancelled Mega Man Legends 3 in mid-2011, and have only gotten worse since.

Also, it can be debated for hours whether it's pronounced Capcum (since that's how "computer" is pronounced, and how it was pronounced in Capcom Vs. SNK 2), or Capcom (the more popular pronounciation that was also used in Marvel Vs. Capcom 2).

Games Made By Capcom

  • Mega Man (Probably their most well-known unless you live in Europe [Who's Mega Man? - Typical Western European] or are a member of Capcom.)
  • Street Fighter (Probably their next most well known.)
  • Resident Evil 4 (That, and the rest of the Resident Evil series.) {Also, their next most well known game.}
  • Okami
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Gyakuten Saiban)
  • Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (Gyakuten Saiban 4)
  • Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth (Gyakuten Kenji)
  • Devil May Cry
  • Darkstalkers (known as "Vampire" in Japan)
  • Super Gem Fighter: Mini Mix/Pocket Fighter
  • (Super) Ghosts 'N' Goblins/Ghouls and Ghosts
  • Captain Commando
  • 1942 series (1942, 1943, 1943 Kai, 1941, 19XX, 1944: The Loop Master)
  • Marvel Vs. Capcom series
  • Capcom Vs. SNK: Millenium Fight 2000
    • Capcom Vs. SNK: Mark of the Millenium 2001
  • Street Fighter X Tekken
  • Zack and Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure
  • Final Fight
  • Red Earth/Warzard
  • Breath of Fire
  • Viewtiful Joe
  • We Love Golf!
  • Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness
  • Vulgus (their first game)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons (Developed by Capcom with help from Nintendo and Flagship, which was a company founded by Yoshiki Okamoto and was funded by Capcom and Nintendo and even Sega for some strange reason.)
  • Dead Rising/Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop (latter game actually made by Tose)
  • Capcom Fighting Evolution/Capcom Fighting Jam
  • Onimusha
  • Sengoku Basara/Devil Kings (Which had a fighting game spin-off developed by Arc System Works.)
  • DuckTales (Capcom developed and licensed The NES game)

Licensed Games

Along with Konami and Sega, Capcom had some licensed titles that were considered by many people to be some of the best developed:

  • JoJo's Venture
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
  • Yo! Noid (originally a ninja game that turned into a licensed game)
  • Little Nemo: The Dream Master
  • Strider (well half licensed due to Moto Kikaku owning some of the rights)
  • U.N. Squadron (the Japanese name is Area 88 that was a manga/anime)
  • Cadillacs and Dinosaurs (based off an obscure comic)
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara
  • Willow
  • Tenchi o Kurau series
  • Sweet Home (based off a Japanese film)
  • Spawn: In the Demon's Hand
  • MotoGP (from 2007 season onwards, earlier games were developed by Namco and THQ)
  • Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes (with help from Eighting)
    • Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars (A remake that balances gameplay and adds five new characters: Tekkaman Blade, Yatterman-2, Joe the Condor, Frank West, and Zero but removes a character)

There were other licensed games including some based off Japanese properties but in most cases, Capcom just published them.

Disney

The first Disney game that Capcom released was Mickey Mousecapade, but it was actually developed by Hudson Soft. The later games, however, were made by them:

  • DuckTales (their most famous Disney licensed game)
  • DuckTales 2
  • Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers
  • Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers 2
  • Darkwing Duck (using the same engine as the Mega Man series)
  • TaleSpin
  • Goof Troop
  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse
  • The Great Circus Mystery Starring Mickey and Minnie
  • The Magical Quest 3 Starring Mickey and Donald
  • Aladdin (No relation to the Virgin game of the same name.)
  • Bonkers
  • Mickey's Dangerous Chase
  • Magical Tetris Challenge
  • The Magical Mirror Starring Mickey Mouse
  • Disney's Hide and Sneak (Capcom's last Disney game)

Marvel

  • The Punisher
  • X-Men: Children of the Atom
  • Marvel Super Heroes
  • X-Men vs. Street Fighter
  • Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter
  • Marvel vs. Capcom
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 2
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
  • X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse
  • Marvel Super Heroes: War of the Gems

Crossover Series

In 1994, Capcom earned the rights to use Marvel characters in a few fighting games. Thus, X-Men: Children of the Atom was born. It featured members of the X-Men as they basically decided to use Battle Royale in order to determine who should go on to face Magneto. The game was a success, and as an in-game joke, Capcom threw in Akuma from Street Fighter II as a hidden character. The inevitable happened and voila; X-Men Vs. Street Fighter was born. You could choose characters from the X-Men game, as well as Ryu, Ken Masters, Chun-Li, Dhalsim, Zangief, M. Bison, Charlie, Akuma and Cammy from Street Fighter II/Alpha. When Capcom also went on to make Marvel Super Heroes, which added some more Marvel characters alongside the X-Men, they followed up with Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter. The game kept Wolverine, Cyclops and most of the Street Fighters (adding Dan Hibiki and Sakura while removing Cammy), and added Spider-Man, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, and others. Next, Capcom took it one step further with Marvel Vs. Capcom, which took out a few Marvel characters (and most of the Street Fighter characters, leaving Ryu, Ken (sort of), Chun-Li, Zangief and Akuma (sort of)), but on the other hand, added Venom and War Machine, as well as adding a few Capcom characters from other games, such as Mega Man, Morrigan Aensland, Strider Hiryu, Roll and Captain Commando. Finally, the last (and arguably greatest) installment arrived in 2000 with Marvel Vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, featuring just about everyone from the previous games (excluding the palette-swap characters), added characters like Dr. Doom, Jill Valentine, Tron Bonne, Anakaris, Cable and Iron Man, added some new gameplay features and was just plain awesome.

Capcom also did a few more crossovers, such as a 4-game (plus some card-battling games) crossover with SNK, featuring characters from Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Rival Schools, The King of Fighters, The Last Blade, and Samurai Shodown, a strategy RPG with Namco (which tends to feature lots of the more obscure characters from both companies), a proper fighting collab called Street Fighter X Tekken (or Tekken X Street Fighter for Namco's case), and a crossover against various Tatsunoko properties in which was was only on the Nintendo Wii only and initially for Japan only. However, a remake called Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, which loses one character (Hakushon Daimao) but adds five new ones (Tekkaman Blade, Yatterman-2, Joe the Condor, Frank West, and Zero) was released worldwide in 2010, so yeah. Mega Man would've been in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, but Keiji Inafune was waiting for Sakurai to approach him, while Sakurai was waiting for Inafune to come over and ask if Megaman could be in the game. Oh the faggotry irony of it all--BUT I'M NOT DONE YET! MEGAMAN WILL BE IN THE NEXT SUPER SMASH BROS FOR NINTENDO 3DS AND WII U!!!!

Trivia

Some people love Capcom just a bit too much.
  • Some of their most well-known franchises have been turned into bad cartoons.
  • Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 was rereleased for Xbox 360 and PS3 as a downloadable title in late July 2009. Wii owners got to be massively screwed over thanks to lack of memory.
  • They cancelled Mega Man Legends 3 after months of anticipation and cooperation with the fanbase to develop it. Fan response is not pleasant.
  • They have begun to betray their fans by having on disc DLC and requiring micro-purchases just to get items that were previously unlockable for free.