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|Industry||Video game industry|
|Founded||November 1, 1986|
|Key people||Naotoshi Zin (CEO)
Hidetaka Miyazaki (Game director, game designer)
Metal Wolf Chaos
|Website||From Software (Japanese)
From Software (English)
FromSoftware, Inc. (株式会社フロム・ソフトウェア Kabushikigaisha Furomu Sofutowea ) is a Japanese video game company founded in November 1986 that is known primarily for being the developers of the Armored Core, Demon's Souls, Dark Souls, King's Field, Otogi and Tenchu series.
From Software have developed for a wide range of platforms, including the Dreamcast, Nintendo DS, GameCube, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Playstation 3, Xbox, Xbox 360, Playstation Portable, Wii, PC and various mobile phones.
With fourteen titles developed, Armored Core is From Software's largest franchise. The most recent title, Armored Core 5 was released in Japan on January 26, 2012 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Besides Armored Core, From Software is well known for the Otogi and Tenchu series and has strong ties to Sega, which distributes many of their titles overseas. From Software is also the developer of the Xbox 360 game Chromehounds, as well as the role playing games Enchanted Arms and King's Field. In 2009, they released Demon's Souls, which brought them unprecedented exposure in North America. The spiritual successor to this game, Dark Souls, was released in the US on October 4, 2011. With the release and success of Dark Souls, the Souls series may be their new prominent series.
See List of games developed by From Software for a complete and sortable list.
- Official website (Japanese)
- Official website (English)
- From Software profile at GameSpot
- From Software profile at GameFAQs
- From Software profile at IGN