Gamers in the 1990s and early 2000s who recognized Capcom’s knack for producing the best video games on the market during multiple console generations birthed the “CapGod” moniker. But then the Japanese gaming giant started stumbling in the era of the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii. Now, however, the brand is returning to respected form in the current PS4/Xbox One/Wii U generation with Monster Hunter: World, Mega Man 11, the Resident Evil 2 remake and Devil May Cry 5.
The Nintendo Entertainment System memorably thrived thanks to the onslaught of classic Capcom titles that evoke childhood memories for many people today. The first batch of Mega Man games and platformers based on popular Disney cartoons (think Aladdin, DuckTales, Chip 'n Dale and Darkwing Duck) raised Capcom’s stock among the younger crowd who played them extensively. 16-bit consoles played host to Street Fighter II and its subsequent updates. 32-bit gaming machines were all the rage as landmark titles such as Resident Evil, Mega Man Legends and Dino Crisis graced the gaming world. And fighting game fans were given everything they wanted and more because of Capcom’s penchant for producing legendary crossover fighters and numerous original intellectual properties that put the brand’s creative talents on full display.