Capcom 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia
It’s been 30 years since Capcom was first founded in 1983, and over the years, Capcom has become one of the recognizable names in gaming history. Any gamer has probably owned at least one game from Capcom at some point in their life, and has enjoyed what Capcom has produced. From Avengers to Resident Evil, to Darkstalkers, Streetfighter, and more, Capcom has continued to deliver memorable titles and characters to the world.
I am very pleased to announce that I’ve received my copy of the “Capcom 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia” from BradyGames, to express my thoughts on, and to even to share information on characters, and even games that may or may not be all that well known.
Single Appearance Characters
Starting with the first “Only Appearance” character on page 7, Agrippa can be found in the game “Shadow of Rome” which was on the PC and PS2 in 2005. Agrippa is just one of 50 characters that appear only once in any one Capcom title. While I won’t come even close to covering all 50 characters, I will at least list off some characters from various series, such as Agrippa.
Battle Circuit (Cast) 1997
Featuring Alien Green, Cyber Blue, Captain Silver, Pink Ostrich & Pola, and Yellow Iris on page28, these characters were featured in the side-scrolling ‘beat em up’ title “Battle Circuit”, released in 1997 on the CPS-2 Arcade Hardware for Japan and Europe.
Appearing on page 37, and in the game Varth: Operation, Casber Rublan, and Feiry (not pictured) are airplane pilots that must fight against an evil spiritually controlled “Delta-7″ computer with a robot army, bent on killing the human civilization. Varth: Operation, released in 1992 on Arcade machines, and is currently playable on: Capcom Classics Collection (2006) for the PS2, PSP, and Xbox.
Fiona and Hewie
Featured on page 62, Fiona and Hewie the German Shepherd, appear in the game Haunting Ground for the PS2 from 2005.Haunting Ground is a puzzle-solving survival game where Fiona’s only real defense comes in the form of Hewie, who’ll protect Fiona from attackers, and solving puzzles to help her escape!
Finishing up with the “Only Appearance” characters on page 202, we have Yasha, from the game Asura’s Wrath for the PS3 and Xbox 360, released in 2012. Yasha is another of the protagonists in the game and is said to be “The yin to Asura’s furious yang.”.
The Capcom 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia is full of many more single appearance characters and beautiful artwork with each page turn. The full character encyclopedia can be bought off amazon here for 16.99 +Tax, Shipping, and Handling.
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