Break out the birthday candles, Capcom is turning 30. The legendary Japanese developer/publisher is behind such iconic franchises as Mega Man, Resident Evil, and Street Fighter. Each of these franchises is host to a myriad of unique characters, and to celebrate, strategy guide maker BradyGames is publishing the official Capcom 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia.
The encyclopedia will be a whopping 208 pages long, and feature a nice shiny hardcover - just like a real book! It will provide artwork and fun facts for over 200 major Capcom characters, from Ghosts and Goblins's Arthur to Street Fighter's Vega.
"Full of facts, statistics, and historical information, the Capcom 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia will offer any fan of Capcom's illustrious library of video games insight and background for all of their favorite characters and video game series," claims an ad for the book on Amazon, where you can pre-purchase the guide for an RRP of $16.99.
I like how Megaman was listed first when capcom clearly puts Megaman last on their priority list. But regardless I have to wish them a happy birthday because they have given me many great games over the years.