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|Industry||Video game industry|
|Founded||November 1, 1986|
|Key people||Yoshimi Yasuda (Representative Director and Chairman)
Hidetaka Miyazaki (Director and President)
Naotoshi Zin (Advisor)
Lost Kingdoms II
Metal Wolf Chaos
Dark Souls II
|Employees||230 (October 2013)|
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, PlayStation 4, Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable, Wii, PC and various mobile phones.
With fifteen titles developed, Armored Core is From Software's largest franchise. The most recent title, Armored Core: Verdict Day was released in Japan on September 26, 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Besides Armored Core, From Software is also 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 March 2014, they released the sequel, Dark Souls II. A new game titled Bloodborne, was announced exclusively for the PlayStation 4 at Sony's E3 2014 media briefing, and given a 2015 release date. The game will be developed alongside SCE Japan Studio.
- Ashcraft, Brian (21 May 2014). "Demon Souls and Dark Souls director Hidetaka Miyazaki". Kotaku. Gawker Media. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
- From Software acquired by Japanese publisher Kadokawa Corporation, Retrieved 28 April 2014.
- Official website (Japanese)
- Official website (English)
- From Software profile at GameSpot
- From Software profile at IGN