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Capcom is a third-party video game development company, famous for numerous popular video game series such as Mega Man, Street Fighter, Devil May Cry and Resident Evil. Apart from their own series, Capcom is also famous for co-creating numerous games in The Legend of Zelda series. It should be noted that Capcom is the only company bar Nintendo themselves to be majorly involved in the creation of any main series Zelda game.
Capcom's first contribution to the Zelda series was the Oracle games, Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages (both for the Game Boy Color), who they worked with Nintendo to create. Despite initial concerns, the Oracle games received an extremely positive reception from fans and the video game media alike. Capcom has been praised for their contributions to the Zelda series.
Capcom returned in 2002 to create the Game Boy Advance remake of A Link to the Past. On the same game cartridge as this remake came an original Zelda game created by Capcom, the multiplayer Four Swords. Four Swords introduced many elements that have been re-used in the Zelda series such as the character Vaati and the Four Sword.
Capcom's next and most recent Zelda game came in 2004 with the release of a prequel to Four Swords, The Minish Cap, for the Game Boy Advance. Since The Minish Cap, there hasn't been another Capcom Zelda game. It is unknown if Capcom will be involved in the creation of any future Zelda game; it does however seem unlikely due to Capcom not being involved in the creation of the later handheld Zelda titles such as Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks. It was the first handheld Zelda game since Link's Awakening to have not been developed by Capcom.
Zelda games developed by Capcom
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