Game Republic

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Game Republic Inc.
Former type Kabushiki gaisha
Industry Video game industry
Founded July 1, 2003
Defunct June 2011[1]
Headquarters 〒 152-0031
1-2-3 Nakane, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Key people Yoshiki Okamoto, President and CEO
Shinichiro Kajitani, Executive Vice President

Game Republic Inc. (株式会社ゲームリパブリック Kabushiki-gaisha Gēmu-Ripaburikku?) was an independent video game developer based in Tokyo, Japan. The company, which employed just under 300 individuals before its closure, was founded on July 1, 2003 by Yoshiki Okamoto after he departed from successful Japanese game developer and publisher Capcom. Okamoto is seen as somewhat of a luminary in the Japanese video game industry. He began working at rival game developer and publisher Konami in the 1980s, and was responsible for such arcade classics as Gyruss and Time Pilot. He then moved to Capcom, where he worked on many extremely successful franchises, such as 1942, Resident Evil and especially Street Fighter II, a series Okamoto is considered to be the father of.

While Game Republic was a completely independent developer able to produce titles for any publisher and/or platform they desire, during the company's early years it had enjoyed a close relationship with Sony, with many of their early titles funded by and produced in conjunction with the publisher.

In June 2011 reports surfaced of Game Republic shutting down its website and vacating its offices.[1]

Many of the former Game Republic developers have been hired by Tango Gameworks.[2][3]

Games[edit]

Name Platform(s) Release date(s)
Shadow Hunters Board game 2005
Genji: Dawn of the Samurai PlayStation 2 2005
Every Party Xbox 360 2005
Brave Story: New Traveler PlayStation Portable 2006
Genji: Days of the Blade PlayStation 3 2006
Folklore PlayStation 3 2007
Dark Mist PlayStation 3 (PlayStation Network) 2007
Toy Home PlayStation 3 (PlayStation Network) 2007
SBI Group Kanshuu: Hajime You! Shisan Unyou DS Nintendo DS 2008
Dragon Ball: Origins Nintendo DS 2008
Catan PlayStation 3 (PlayStation Network) 2008
Dragon Ball: Origins 2 Nintendo DS 2010
Clash of the Titans PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 2010
Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 2010
Dragon Ball Kai: Ultimate Butoden Nintendo DS 2011
Knights Contract PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 2011

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