Capcom Co., Ltd. (株式会社カプコン, Kabushiki-gaisha Kapukon) is a Japanese video game developer and publisher. Headquartered in Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan, the company is famous for many video game series, most notably the Street Fighter, Mega Man, and Resident Evil series. Originally established in 1983, Capcom has grown into a multinational company with subsidiaries and branches in East Asia, North America, and Europe.
Additionally, Capcom were also famous for their crossover fighting games featuring both their own characters and characters from other companies such as Marvel Comics, SNK (a well known fighting game rival of Capcom's) and Tatsunoko. This began in 1994's X-Men: Children of the Atom which featured Street Fighter's Akuma as a hidden playable character, and later snowballed into the famous Marvel vs Capcom series which woudl see Capcom mainstays like Ryu and Mega Man battling Marvel heroes such as Spider-Man and Wolverine.
One of Capcom's flagship characters, Mega Man from the Mega Man series, appears as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, along with the main characters from the successor series making cameos in his Final Smash. Ryu of the Street Fighter series was made available as DLC in June 2015, making Capcom the first third party company to have multiple playable representatives.
- Capcom is the first third-party company to have 2 playable characters in the Super Smash Bros. series: Megaman and Ryu, both of whom appear as newcomers in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
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