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Capcom is the main company who distributes, publishes, and designs the Biohazard franchise (known as Resident Evil outside Japan) and several other franchises such as the Street Fighter series, and Devil May Cry series. They are also the creators of the Dino Crisis series.

History[]

GameCube deal[]

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Capcom's logo inverted version

Some time at the start of the 21st century, it was decided in a discussion between Studio 3 and 4 heads that all numbered Resident Evil titles in development at the time would be GameCube exclusives.[1] This applied to Resident Evil 0, the remake of Resident Evil and Resident Evil 4, but did not apply to Resident Evil Outbreak and Resident Evil Survivor 2 Code: Veronica. Amusingly, producer Shinji Mikami was quoted by Famitsu as saying that were Resident Evil 4 to be ported onto the PlayStation 2 he would "cut his own head off".

Shortly after Resident Evil 4 was released on the GameCube, Capcom broke their deal by announcing plans to port the game onto the PlayStation 2.

Later productions[]

Capcom released a CGI film during 2008, Resident Evil: Degeneration, which is set after Resident Evil 4, and Resident Evil 5 was released in 2009, followed by a Gold Edition in 2010.

Capcom, later established the "Revelations" series starting with Resident Evil Revelations in 2011, which is a prequel to Resident Evil 5. It was ported to consoles and PC in 2012, another CGI film, Resident Evil: Damnation was released.

Revelations series was extended and in 2015 Resident Evil: Revelations 2 was released, it served as a prequel to the sixth-numbered entry in the series, Resident Evil 6, which was released in 2013. It starred Claire Redfield, who didn't appear since the 2008 CGI film (2005 in the story timeline), the game is set on 2011 and stars Barry Burton's daughter, Moira, alongside Claire.

In 2014, Capcom broke the exclusivity suspicion surrounding the Resident Evil remake and announced it to multiple platforms, it was released on Xbox 360 / One, PS3 / 4 and PC in 2015, with Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster following the next year.

Resident Evil 2 remake was announced, while Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps, a spinoff multiplayer shooter, was also announced and set for release the same year.

KITCHEN was developed by CAPCOM for project Morpheus and showcased at E3 2015.

A third CGI movie was also announced, starring Chris Redfield, Leon and Rebecca Chambers, who didn't appear in the story since the release of Resident Evil 0 in 2002. The film will be a cooperative production by CAPCOM and Marza Animation Planet.

In 2016, CAPCOM celebrates the 20th anniversary of the first Resident Evil by having multiple game releases such as the HD Remaster of Zero, Origins Collection, Umbrella Corps, Resident Evil 2 Remake, Resident Evil Vendetta (CGI movie) ports of Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6 for the next-gen consoles, stage plays, merchandise and more Resident Evil 5, was also ported to Nvidia Shield TV. Resident Evil: Bio Terror, an on-rails shooter, was announced as an upcoming VR arcade game to be shown exclusively at Dubai's Hub Zero gaming complex. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard was announced at E3 2016 and a teaser demo was released.

In January 2017 Resident Evil 7 was released for the PS4, Xbox One and PC with its Banned Footage Vol 1 released on January 31 and Banned Footage Vol 2 on February 14 for PS4, whilst they were both released on February 21 for the Xbox One And PC.

In May 2017, Resident Evil CODE:Veronica was released on the PS4 as a part of its "PS2 games", meaning it is an emulation of the PS2 version rather than a port of the HD release.

In August 2017, Resident Evil: Revelations was re-released on the PS4 and Xbox One, on November 2017, both Revelations games were released on the Nintendo Switch.

Later on in 2017, two more DLCs (Not a Hero and End of Zoe) for Resident Evil 7 were announced along with its Gold Edition for December 12.

At E3 2018, a trailer of the Resident Evil 2 remake was shown with a release date set to January 25, 2019.

List of subsidiaries[]

Current subsidiaries[]

Subsidiary Established Location Details
Capcom U.S.A., Inc. August 1985 San Mateo, California[2]
  • wholly owned subsidiary of Capcom Co., Ltd.
  • holding company administering subsidiaries in the United States
Capcom Asia Co., Ltd. July 1993 Hong Kong
  • selling home video games in the Asia-Pacific region.[3]
  • handles translation/subtitling of various Capcom games sold in the Asia-Pacific region in various languages, such as Chinese and Korean.[4]
Capcom Pictures, Inc. 2002 Los Angeles
  • Oversees the use of IP in film production
  • Pitches content to production partners
  • Closed and re-established in 2022
CE Europe Ltd. November 2002 9th floor
George House
Hammersmith
London
[5][6]
  • selling home video games
CEG Interactive Entertainment GmbH February 2003 Hamburg[5]
  • selling home video games
Capcom Interactive, Inc. June 2006 Los Angeles[2]
  • wholly owned subsidiary of Capcom U.S.A., Inc.[7]
  • distributing mobile phone games and integrating the wireless, online and console sectors[7]
Blue Harvest LLC FY 2007[8]
  • wholly owned subsidiary of Capcom Co., Ltd.[9]
  • developing video games[9]
K2 Co., Ltd. May 2008 Osaka
  • developing home video games
  • originally an unrelated developer before it became a wholly owned subsidiary of Capcom Co., Ltd. through a stock exchange[10]
Capcom Entertainment France, SAS July 2008 Saint-Germain-en-Laye[5]
  • wholly owned subsidiary of CE Europe Ltd.[10]
  • selling home video games[10]
Enterrise Co., Ltd. July 2008 Tokyo
  • 90% of shares owned by Capcom Co., Ltd.[10]
  • developing, manufacturing and distributing arcade machines,[10] in particular, pachinko and pachislot
Capcom Taiwan Co., Ltd. August 2012 Taipei
  • Operation and development of online games as well as development and distribution of mobile phone games[10]
  • handles operations for marketing Capcom games in China[11]
Capcom Philippines., Inc. August 2012 Cebu, Philippines[12]
  • wholly owned subsidiary of Capcom Co., Ltd.
  • holding company administering subsidiaries in the Philippines
Capcom Media Ventures, Inc. November 2018 Los Angeles, United States[13]
  • Manages all global esports initiatives outside of Japan such as the Capcom Pro Tour and the Street Fighter League[13]
Minimum Studios 2018 Taiwan
  • Animation studio
  • Partially, later wholly owned by Capcom Co., Ltd.
Capcom Singapore Pte. Ltd. 2020 Singapore
  • Handles publishing of games for Southeast Asia[14]

Former subsidiaries[]

Subsidiary Established Closed/acquired Location Details
A.C.A. Co., Ltd. Mito[15]
Status Co., Ltd. FY 2003[16] Osaka[16]
  • non-life insurance agency also responsible for financial activities[16]
  • closed for the purpose of achieving a sound financial structure[16]
Captron Co., Ltd. February 1991 April 2018 Osaka, Japan
  • wholly owned subsidiary of Capcom Co., Ltd.[10]
  • renting, leasing and operating real estate properties
  • originally a related company known as Yunika Co., Ltd.[10]
  • Absorbed by Capcom Co., Ltd.
Capcom Europe GmbH February 1992[15] FY 2002[17] Düsseldorf[15]
Capcom Films, Inc. April 1993 August 1996 Los Angeles, California
Capcom Mexico S.A. DE C.V. October 1993[15] FY 1997[15] Mexico City
  • sold products in Mexico, Central and South America[15]
  • closed for the purpose of improving the company's financial balance[15]
Capcom Coin-Op, Inc. June 1995[15] March 2004[18] Sunnyvale, California, Arlington Heights, IL[15][19]
  • wholly owned subsidiary of Capcom U.S.A., Inc.[15]
  • developed and sold pinball and arcade game machines, converted games for US market[20] and operated amusement facilities[15]
  • closed[18]
Capcom Studio 8, Inc. June 1995 March 2007[21] Sunnyvale[22]
  • originally established as Capcom Digital Studios, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Capcom U.S.A., Inc.[10]
  • also known as Production Studio 8[23]
  • developed video games[16]
  • acquired by Capcom Entertainment, Inc.[21]
Flagship Co., Ltd. April 1997 June 2007[10] Osaka[24]
  • co-founded by four people, among them game designer Yoshiki Okamoto and screenwriter Noboru Sugimura[25]
  • established for the purpose of enhancing the quality of game scenarios with the help of screenwriters experienced in the creation of film and television scripts[15]
  • Okamoto and some other staff members left the company in 2003 to form Game Republic, Inc.,[26] while Sugimura died in early 2005[27]
  • company employed about 30 people and was acquired by Capcom Co., Ltd.[10][25]
Capcom Eurosoft, Ltd. July 1998[28] April 2007[29] London[28]
  • was the main base for the sale of home video games in Europe[28]
  • wholly owned subsidiary of Capcom Entertainment, Inc.[28]
  • closed with all operations transferred to CE Europe Ltd.[29]
Capcom Charbo Co., Ltd. September 2001[30] January 31, 2009[21] Osaka[30]
  • wholly owned subsidiary of Capcom Co., Ltd. before its closing[30]
  • offered support services for communication tools like mobile phones[30]
Capcom Entertainment Korea Co., Ltd. May 5, 2007[31] 2019 Seoul
  • wholly owned subsidiary of Capcom Co., Ltd.[10]
  • selling home video games, and operating and developing online games[10]
  • Capcom's Korean websites were removed from the internet with Korean translation/subtitling done by the Asian branch as of 2019.[4]
Daletto Co., Ltd. October 2006 March 28, 2011 Tokyo
  • co-founded by Capcom Co., Ltd. and Dwango Co., Ltd.[10]
  • managing a virtual theme park website, and operating and developing online games[10][21]
  • Merged completely into Capcom and dissolved[32]
Clover Studio Co., Ltd. July 2004[16] March 2007[30] Osaka[30]
Capcom Mobile Co., Ltd. May 2006[35] September 2017 Toronto
  • wholly owned subsidiary of Capcom Interactive, Inc.[10]
  • developing and distributing mobile phone games
  • originally an unrelated developer known as Cosmic Infinity, Inc. before it was acquired by Capcom, then renamed as Capcom Interactive Canada, Inc and Beeline Interactive[10][35]
  • officially absorbed into main company and rebranded as Capcom Mobile on April 1, 2016[36]
  • Absorbed by Capcom Co., Ltd.
Capcom Vancouver August 2010 September 2018 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Acquisition of Blue Castle Games and rebranded to Capcom Vancouver
Capcom Entertainment, Inc. June 1995 November 2011 San Mateo[2]
  • wholly owned subsidiary of Capcom U.S.A., Inc.[10]
  • established to enhance and maximize management, distribution and R&D in the United States[10]

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