Capcom originally began in japan in 1979 as a manufacturer and distributor of electronic game machines, but not long after in 1983, Capcom Co. Ltd was founded. They have been in the video game market for over thirty years so lets take a look at some of their most iconic series!

Resident evil
The Resident evil series is one of my absolute favorite series of all time. I grew up on these games even though i was probably too young to even be playing them. I used to watch my brothers play for hours and when they would stop and save, i would hop on and imitate everything they did to catch up to them. With so many entries in the series, its hard to pick a favoirte but i would have to say Resident evil 2 and Resident evil 4 are my favorites of them all. Leon S. Kennedy is one of my favorite protagonists of all time and i still replay these entries from time to time just for the pure nostalgia that comes with it. It all started in the Arklay mountains just outside of raccon city in a creepy mansion that had so many secret rooms and areas to explore. The events of resident evil 1 helped shape the entire franchise as Chris redfield and Jill valentine fought their way through this mansion against all odds. Ever since i got my hands on this series as a young kid, i have been hooked on the survival horror genre, although nothing quite compares to this series. If you’ve never played any of these games before, i highly reccomend you start as soon as possible.

Street fighter!
The first Self titles Street fighter game released in 1987 and was designed by Takashi Nishiyama and Hiroshi Matsumoto and was an arcade game. You played as a martial artist names Ryu, who competes in martial arts tournaments all accross the world, featuring ten opponents. This series took off and was loved by many, even up until this day.
Street fighter II was the first 1v1 game that gave players the choice of picking unique fighters with unique moves to play against their friends. In the single player mode, the player was pitted against opponents sequentially, fighting seven other fighters before facing off against the final four boss opponents who were controlled by the CPU. The street fighter series is iconic, continuing to release titles all the way up to as recent as 2016. If you’re into fighting games and want to step into one of the most classic games of the genre, i feel as though you can’t go wrong with these titles.
Devil May Cry
The Devil may cry series is known for its bad ass character and incredible cut scenes. The witty banter and the trash talking from the protagonists is an experience you can’t get from many other games out there. This action packed hack and slash video game was created by Hideki Kamiya and is one of my favorite game series. Devil may cry is loosely based on an italian poem called “Divine Comedy” with a lot of the characters being names after the characters in the poem, including the enemies. This series has been such a hit for capcom, selling multiple million copies, even being rewarded the “Platinum Title” award from capcom. This series was such a hit that it has led to the creation of novels, comic books and an animated series. The remaster of the first three titles were released for the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360, and then again in 2018 for the Playstation 4 and the Xbox one and PC. The latest entry in the series is Devil May Cry 5, and it is another great entry in the series. I highly Recomend giving this series a try!

Monster Hunter
The monster hunter series was also popular, but has snowballed popularity with the release of “Monster hunter world” Monster Hunter is an action role-playing game where the player takes on the role as… You guessed it, a monster hunter. In the most recent installment “Monster Hunter World”, you hunt down monsters from different areas and loot the materials they drop to craft weapons and armour, which allows you to take on stronger monsters. The boss fights are long and hard and it feels incredibly rewarding when you finally kill that monster you tracked all the way through some foreign terrain. At the end of 2018, Capcom announced the release of a major expansion to the monster hunter world called “Iceborn” which was recently released on September 6th 2019. Ice born has generally recieved universal acclaim with the scale of the expansion being almost equal in content size to the original game, which is astounding to think about. I played this game upon release but faded out from it although i recently just redownloaded it and plan to give it another go.

Megaman is the final game on this list, otherwise known as “Rockman” in japan.
Megaman is a science fiction video game franchise, starring a series of robot characters know as “megaman” and was originally released on the NES in 1987. The original game “Megaman” was the first series to expand to over fifty games on multiple systems. As of 2019 the game has sold over thirty five million copies worldwide. much like the other games on this list, i grew up playing this iconic series, although i was too young to remember exaclty which title i had the pleasure of playing. The original story about an android named “Rock” who was created as a lab assitant by the scientist Dr. Light and his partner Dr. Willy.
Dr. Willy enentually went rogue and reprogrammed most of the robots for his own personal use, which is when Rock volunteered to be converted into a fighting robot to defend the world from Dr. Willy’s evil plights, thus becoming “Mega Man”. There are so many entries to this game that it would be hard to pick which one is the best, but this series is another great example of just how good capcom is at creating genuinely amazing games. I fully intend to pick up a copy of Mega man 11 for the nintendo switch and possibly do a walkthrough of the title.

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