Capcom To Celebrate 30th Anniversary With Commemorative Games

By Ishaan . June 10, 2013 . 12:32am

Capcom was founded in June 1983, and this week on June 11th, 2013, they’ll begin celebrating their 30th anniversary. The focal point of their 30th anniversary celebration will be a new website which will be updated with content in the days to come.


One of the features that’s already available on the site is the ability to send Capcom a message, which will be published on the front page. Other site features that will be added will include messages from Capcom’s management, information on the company’s history and more.


Capcom are planning events in Japan as well. They’ll be holding a commemorative exhibition at the “Huis Ten Bosch” theme park in Nagasaki prefecture, and will also be holding events at various Capcom arcades.


Games are part of the 30th anniversary celebration, too. The Capcom Arcade Cabinet set of downloadable arcade titles is one such example that is already available. Capcom say other commemorative games will be provided in the future, and that their social and online games will incorporate 30th anniversary events as well. You can find more information here.


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  • Just Tim

    I sincerely hope Capcom knows what they’re doing this time around, especially given its history with Executive Meddling…

  • Testsubject909

    It’s E3 time Capcom. You better not disappoint son.

    • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

      You know that’s inevitably going to happen, right? Unless they somehow magically reverse all of the pain they’ve caused to Megaman fans these past few years, disappointment will come. (Keeping my expectations very low.)

      • D H

        So sick of this Mega Man and Capcom crap. I know I’m in the minority here, but Capcom’s only crime with this is announcing a game well before it was actually green-lighted for development. If you think Legends 3 is the first Mega Man to get canceled, you’re crazy; they simply tried to do to much with it before they actually got the okay to develop it. Mega Man Universe, a game that from what I saw and felt myself, had almost universally negative responses, also got canceled, because when your fanbase is saying the game isn’t what they want, why release it? Rockman Online wasn’t even their responsibility, so you can’t pin that one on them. Meanwhile, Mega Man is everywhere he hasn’t been before with consistency worldwide: action figures, comics, new gashapon stuff, music releases, etc. I’m sorry if 200+ games in 25 years isn’t enough for the “fans,” but when each game is coming in with significantly lower sales, it’s time for them to take some time and figure something out. We already know they are looking at different ideas, with the footage from that FPS released lately. Time taken to develop a new way to market the series isn’t a bad thing; it did wonders with Metroid, with 6-7 years between Super and Prime. Donkey Kong Country sat on the backburner for years as well, and Returns was a mostly amazing game, except for the multiplayer.

      • megacool

        E3 2017

        Capcom: WHOO’S Ready for street fighter 7

      • mike dickson

        me and you both after the tragic lost of mm legends 3 theres is no hope for that company

    • LaserVision

      Son? How old are you? Capcom is 30 years old. It even says so in the title of the article.

  • Capcom has came a long way. Sure, they may have their own faults that proved either controversial to the point of angering the fans, but we do have to thank them for their games in the past… Their golden age of 2D arcade fighting game greats of Street Fighter 2, Street Fighter Alpha series, Street Fighter 3, Darkstalkers, Versus series, Devil May cry and of course, Megaman.

  • Byas

    Let’s just hope that it turns better than Megaman’s 25th.

    • mike dickson

      don’t worry it won’t capcom failed their fans one to many times

  • This banks on their whole ‘surprise’ coming.

    Re-release of old games on the 3DS and whatnot is not really a surprise, is it?

  • SiliconNooB

    Given the current state of Capcom’s business, I don’t know that it was terribly smart to allow fan comments…

  • ragingmerifes

    I just love and hate how Capcom is at the same time the company which makes me most mad and the company with some of the franchises I like the most.
    Dangerous romance, is ours.

    • Anime10121

      Exactly, Megaman, Devil May Cry, Street Fighter, Viewtiful Joe, and countless others Capcom control, but besides Street Fighter, Capcom doesnt feel the way I do about their properties :(

  • isfuturebright

    Oh boy…

  • Tonton Ramos

    I wonder what “something big” will be announced at Capcom at E3? at least the good thing is that Project X Zone is coming near to us… Maybe a Megaman Legends 3 being revived, or Dead Rising 3, or Okami 2, or Darkstalkers 4, (or maybe SFV or MVC4 nah just kidding) or rumored Capcom All-Stars fighting game or Megaman finally in Smash Bros 4… I dunno what’s in store between the best and the worst that they give to us.

    • Probably Dead Rising 3. That game’s been in the works for a while.

    • anthony apduhan

      Like what Ishaan said Dead Rising 3 is the highest possibility dunno which console might end up whether Xbox One then PS4 or both since the “leak” came…
      Although there’s a possibility for Darkstalkers 4 if fans are really interested about the game and support it, not to mention by doing the release of Ressurection…

  • I’d really love to see Capcom releasing its Dreamcast classics such as Tech Romancer, Project Justice and Plasma Sword. Does anybody remember Tech Romancer? Great game. Too bad it’s probably the only fighting game in which you can do battles against both Mazinger Z-ish robots as Gundam-ish robots (unless that Pacific Rim fighting game proves to be very awesome).

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