Capcom, a name derived from capsule and computer, started like so many of the long-lived game developers, creating arcade games. Since, they’ve gone on to produce some of the bestselling game franchises (Street Fighter), most beloved game characters (Mega Man) and most critically acclaimed games (Okami). Not bad.
When we were brainstorming companies to profile for our editorial calendar several months ago, Capcom seemed a natural fit. And so we bring you this week’s issue of The Escapist, “Still Street Fighting After All These Years.” Russ Pitts discusses the recent trend of zombie games and how these belie our fears as a society. Shannon Drake profiles Clover Studios, the developer behind Okami. Allen Varney explores the spirit and history of the bestselling Street Fighter franchise. Lara Crigger returns to discuss the sexy feminism of Resident Evil. And Spanner relives the arcade beginnings of the game giant. Enjoy!