Capcom 40th Anniversary Website Lets You Play Retro Games For Free

Capcom has launched the Capcom Town website to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

It features playable retro games, development documents, and countless callbacks to the company’s rich history.

Since its founding on June 11 1983, Capcom has gone on to create some of the most beloved, iconic, and formative franchises in video game history, including the Resident Evil, Monster Hunter, and Street Fighter series.

The newly-created website lets you click around a delightfully-animated metropolis made up of a colourful range of districts highlighting famous locations and scenes from Capcom’s history. Jill Valentine can be seen chased through the streets by Nemesis, while characters from Capcom’s SonSon series can be seen drifting above the cityscape on a magical cloud.

Users can click on locations marked by a pin to visit key attractions, including Merch Factory where visitors can download digital items such as Twitter icons. The newfound digital city also features a virtual museum containing a development history of the company, along with original artwork, development documents, videos, and music from classic and modern games alike.

Happy Monday everyone! We've just launched Capcom Town, our 40th anniversary website!

Come visit and discover lots of cool content, including free retro games and game development documents from past titles! 🎉✨ #Capcom40th #Capcomtown


— Capcom Europe (@CapcomEurope) June 12, 2023

Visitors can also jump into the Retro Games section to play a number of classic titles, including a version of the first 1987 NES Mega Man game, Street Fighter 2 (SNES 1992), Mega Man 2 (NES 1988), Final Fight (SNES 1991), and Mega Man X (SNES 1994).

Meanwhile, the towering skyscrapers at the heart of Capcom Town let fans find out more about the company’s leadership by reading bios and interview snippets with company CEO Kenzo Tsujimoto, and COO Haruhiro Tsujimoto.

Capcom will hold a 36-minute showcase at 3pm PT June 12. It's set to feature news and updates on a range of games including Exoprimal, Ghost Trick Phantom Detective, and Dragon’s Dogma 2.

Check out all 380+ games announced over the course of Summer of Gaming. Beyond that, don’t forget to stick with IGN for comprehensive coverage of June 12’s Ubisoft Forward (10am PT), and the Capcom showcase later today.

Anthony is a freelance contributor covering science and video gaming news for IGN. He has over eight years experience of covering breaking developments in multiple scientific fields and absolutely no time for your shenanigans. Follow him on Twitter @BeardConGamer

Image Credit: Capcom

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