Aksys Games

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Aksys Games Localization, Inc.
Type Video game publisher and localizer
Industry Computer and video game industry
Founded July 14, 2006
Headquarters Torrance, California
Key people Akibo Shieh (founder)
Products Video game console
Arcade
Website http://www.aksysgames.com

Aksys Games Localization, Inc. is a video game publisher that specializes in translating and localizing Japanese video games for English-speaking markets. It was founded by Akibo Shieh in 2006.[1] Some of its clients include Namco Bandai Games, Xseed Games, and Atlus USA. Aksys Games is best known for its involvement in the Guilty Gear series. It has become a full-fledged game publisher with the announcement of Eagle Eye Golf for PlayStation 2,[1] and has expressed a desire to publish for all current platforms from Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony.

The company's name is coincidentally similar to Arc System Works, with whom it has a partnership.[2] Despite their similar names, and the partnership between them, neither company owns the other. Aksys Games publishes many games for Arc System Works in North America, and has even assisted the latter in releasing the Bit.Trip series in Japan.[2]

Aksys is also the North American distributor for the European publisher Rising Star Games.[3]

Video games[edit]

Console games[edit]

PlayStation 2[edit]

Title First release Developer(s) Platform(s)
Eagle Eye Golf 2006-10-10October 10, 2006 Telenet Japan PlayStation 2
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core 2007-09-11September 11, 2007 Arc System Works PlayStation 2
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus 2009-04-07April 7, 2009 Arc System Works PlayStation 2

PlayStation 3[edit]

Title First release Developer(s) Platform(s)
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger 2009-06-30June 30, 2009 Arc System Works PlayStation 3
Battle Fantasia 2009-12-22December 22, 2009 Arc System Works PlayStation 3 (PSN)
Record of Agarest War 2010-04-27April 27, 2010 Compile Heart, Red Entertainment PlayStation 3 (PSN)
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift 2010-07-27July 27, 2010 Arc System Works PlayStation 3
Arcana Heart 3 2010-04-19April 19, 2011 Arc System Works, Examu PlayStation 3 (PSN)
Record of Agarest War Zero 2011-06-14June 14, 2011 Compile Heart, Red Entertainment PlayStation 3
Magus 2014-02-25February 25, 2014 Black Tower PlayStation 3
Guilty Gear Xrd Fall 2014Fall 2014 Arc System Works PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4

Wii[edit]

Title First release Developer(s) Platform(s)
Hooked! Real Motion Fishing 2007-10-30October 30, 2007 SIMS Wii
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core 2007-11-15November 15, 2007 Arc System Works Wii
MiniCopter: Adventure Flight 2008-04-11April 11, 2008 Sonic Powered Wii
River City Ransom 2008-04-21April 21, 2008 Technos Wii (Virtual Console)
Double Dragon 2008-04-28April 28, 2008 Technos Wii (Virtual Console)
Renegade 2008-05-05May 5, 2008 Technos Wii (Virtual Console)
Castle of Shikigami III 2008-05-13May 13, 2008 Alfa System Wii
Family Table Tennis 2008-05-26May 26, 2008 Arc System Works Wii (WiiWare)
Super Dodge Ball 2008-09-22September 22, 2008 Technos Wii (Virtual Console)
Family Glide Hockey 2009-01-19January 19, 2009 Arc System Works Wii (WiiWare)
Bit.Trip Beat 2009-03-16March 16, 2009 Gaijin Games Wii (WiiWare)
Family Pirate Party 2009-05-11May 11, 2009 Arc System Works Wii (WiiWare)
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus 2009-05-12May 12, 2009 Arc System Works Wii
Family Mini Golf 2009-06-22June 22, 2009 Arc System Works Wii (WiiWare)
Bit.Trip Core 2009-07-06July 6, 2009 Gaijin Games Wii (WiiWare)
Family Slot Car Racing 2009-08-17August 17, 2009 Arc System Works Wii (WiiWare)
Crash 'n the Boys: Street Challenge 2009-09-14September 14, 2009 Technos Wii (Virtual Console)
Family Tennis 2009-09-21September 21, 2009 Arc System Works Wii (WiiWare)
Family Card Games 2009-11-02November 2, 2009 Arc System Works Wii (WiiWare)
Hooked! Again: Real Motion Fishing 2009-11-03November 3, 2009 SIMS Co., Ltd. Wii
The Combatribes 2009-11-20November 20, 2009 Technos Wii (Virtual Console)
Bit.Trip Void 2009-11-23November 23, 2009 Gaijin Games Wii (WiiWare)
Family Go-Kart Racing 2010-02-22February 22, 2010 Arc System Works Wii (WiiWare)
Bit.Trip Runner 2010-05-17May 17, 2010 Gaijin Games Wii (WiiWare)
Deer Captor 2010-08-02August 2, 2010 Arc System Works Wii (WiiWare)
Bit.Trip Fate 2010-10-25October 25, 2010 Gaijin Games Wii (WiiWare)
Derby Dogs 2010-11-15November 15, 2010 SIMS Co., Ltd. Wii (WiiWare)

Xbox 360[edit]

Title First release Developer(s) Platform(s)
Battle Fantasia 2008-09-16September 16, 2008 Arc System Works Xbox 360
Guilty Gear 2: Overture 2008-10-07October 7, 2008 Arc System Works Xbox 360
0-D Beat Drop 2009-06-30November 11, 2009 Cyclone Zero Xbox 360
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger 2009-06-30June 30, 2009 Arc System Works Xbox 360
Record of Agarest War 2010-04-27April 27, 2010 Compile Heart, Red Entertainment Xbox 360
DeathSmiles 2010-06-28June 28, 2010 Cave Xbox 360
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift 2010-07-27July 27, 2010 Arc System Works Xbox 360
Record of Agarest War Zero 2011-06-14June 14, 2011 Compile Heart, Red Entertainment Xbox 360

Portable games[edit]

Nintendo DS[edit]

Title First release Developer(s) Platform(s)
Hoshigami: Ruining Blue Earth Remix 2007-06-25June 25, 2007 Barnhouse Effect Nintendo DS
Super Dodgeball Brawlers 2008-05-27May 27, 2008 Arc System Works Nintendo DS
Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles 2008-06-11June 11, 2008 WorkJam Nintendo DS
From the Abyss 2008-08-26August 26, 2008 Sonic Powered Nintendo DS
Theresia 2008-10-30October 30, 2008 WorkJam Nintendo DS
Princess on Ice 2008-11-05November 5, 2008 Arc System Works Nintendo DS
Jake Hunter Detective Story: Memories of the Past 2009-05-26May 26, 2009 WorkJam Nintendo DS
Rockin' Pretty 2009-07-20July 20, 2009 Arc System Works Nintendo DS
Squeeballs Party 2009-10-12October 12, 2009 Eiconic Games Nintendo DS
Hero's Saga Laevatein Tactics 2009-10-20October 20, 2009 GungHo Online Entertainment Nintendo DS
Animal Puzzle Adventure 2010-01-04January 4, 2010 Arc System Works Nintendo DSi (DSiWare)
Jazzy Billiards 2010-01-11January 11, 2010 Arc System Works Nintendo DSi (DSiWare)
World Cup Of Pool 2010-02-12February 12, 2010 Midas Interactive Entertainment Nintendo DS
Don't Cross the Line 2010-06-07June 7, 2010 Jupiter Nintendo DSi (DSiWare)
River City Soccer Hooligans 2010-06-10June 10, 2010 Arc System Works Nintendo DS
BlayzBloo: Super Melee Brawlers Battle Royale 2010-08-02August 2, 2010 Arc System Works Nintendo DSi (DSiWare)
Everyday Soccer 2010-09-20September 20, 2010 Arc System Works Nintendo DSi (DSiWare)
999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors 2010-11-16November 16, 2010 Chunsoft Nintendo DS

PlayStation Portable[edit]

Title First release Developer(s) Platform(s)
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus 2009-04-07April 7, 2009 Arc System Works PlayStation Portable
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Portable 2010-02-25February 25, 2010 Arc System Works PlayStation Portable
Cho Aniki Zero 2010-03-25March 25, 2010 extreme Co.,Ltd. PlayStation Portable (PSN)
Mimana Iyar Chronicle 2010-03-30March 30, 2010 Kogado Studio, Premium Agency PlayStation Portable
Gladiator Begins 2010-09-14September 14, 2010 GOSHOW PlayStation Portable
Blazing Souls Accelate 2010-10-19October 19, 2010 Neverland PlayStation Portable
Jikandia: The Timeless Land 2011-03-15March 15, 2011 Opus Studio Inc. PlayStation Portable
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II 2011-05-31May 31, 2011 Arc System Works PlayStation Portable
Fate/Extra 2011-11-01November 1, 2011 Type-Moon PlayStation Portable
Hakuoki ~Demon of the Fleeting Blossom~ 2012-02-14February 14, 2012 Idea Factory, Otomate PlayStation Portable
Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi 2013February 19, 2013 Idea Factory PlayStation Portable
Sweet Fuse: At Your Side[4] 2013August 27, 2013 Idea Factory, Otomate, Comcept PlayStation Portable

Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Title First release Developer(s) Platform(s)
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward 2012-10-23October 23, 2012 Chunsoft Nintendo 3DS
Hakuoki ~Memories of the Shinsengumi~ 2012-02-14September 24, 2013 Idea Factory, Otomate Nintendo 3DS

PlayStation Vita[edit]

Title First release Developer(s) Platform(s)
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward 2012-10-23October 23, 2012 Chunsoft PlayStation Vita
Muramasa Rebirth June 25, 2013 Vanillaware PlayStation Vita
Blazblue: Continuum Shift Extend II 2012-02-14February 14, 2012 Arc System Works PlayStation Vita
Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God December 10, 2013 Compile Heart, ZeroDiv PlayStation Vita

iOS[edit]

Title First release Developer(s) Platform(s)
Banshee's Last Cry 2014-01-24January 24, 2014 Spike Chunsoft iOS
999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors 2014-03-17March 17, 2014 Spike Chunsoft iOS

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dobson, Jason. "Aksys Games Interview". Snackbar Games. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Spencer (August 11, 2009). "About The Aksys / Arc System Works Relationship…". Siliconera.com. Retrieved 2009-08-12. 
  3. ^ "Aksys Games to Provide Distribution Services to Rising Star Games". Anime News Network. 2012-02-11. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  4. ^ "Aksys Licenses Idea Factory's Sweet Fuse: At Your Side/Bakudan Handan". Anime News Network. 2013-02-15. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 

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