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Marvelous USA, Inc.
Type Subsidiary of MarvelousAQL Inc.
Industry Computer and video game industry
Founded

November 2004 (XSEED Games)

2013-05-06 (Marvelous USA, Inc.)
Headquarters 21515 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 1020
Torrance, CA 90503
Key people Jun Iwasaki, Kenzo Nogimura, Ken Berry
Products Video games Marketing, Publisher and Distribution
Owners Shinichi Suzuki (President and CEO)
Parent Independent (2004-2007)
AQ Interactive (2007-2011)
Marvelous AQL (2011-2014)
Marvelous (2014-present)
Website http://www.xseedgames.com/

Marvelous USA, Inc., formerly XSEED JKS, Inc. (doing business as XSEED Games), a subsidiary of the Marvelous AQL group, is a video game publisher and distributor founded by former members of Square Enix USA. Their goal is to bring high-quality interactive entertainment to the North American market. They provide sales services for video games and related materials, as well as marketing support services mainly for Japanese corporations looking to market general consumer goods on the North American market.

History[edit]

On 2007-05-15, AQ Interactive, Inc. announced the acquisition of XSEED JKS, Inc., effective on 2007-05-24, with share transfer before June 2007.[1] The deal was signed on 2007-05-24, and the share transfer was completed on 2007-06-26.[2]

On 2008-05-09, XSEED Games announced that they would be joining forces with Marvelous Entertainment (MMV) to co-publish their games in North America.[3][4][5] At E3 2008, MMV USA and XSEED Games distinguished the games that would be co-published under the agreement and the games that XSEED will publish separately.[6]

On 2009-05-01, AQ Interactive, Inc. announced increasing its stake of XSEED JKS, Inc. from 55.0% (486636 shares) to 90.0% (766859 shares) on the day of announcement.[7]

On 2010-05-14, XSEED Games announced its partnership with Japanese publisher and developer Nihon Falcom over publishing Ys SEVEN, Ys: The Oath in Felghana, Ys I & II Chronicles, and The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky trilogy for the PlayStation Portable in North America.[8][9]

On 2011-10-04, XSEED Games announced the Official XSEED Online Store.[10]

On 2012-02-22, it was announced that Nintendo will be partnering with XSEED to localize The Last Story in North America during Summer 2012.[11][12]

On 2012-03-13, XSEED Games announced that the publication of Ys: The Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin on Steam digital distribution platform as the publisher's Steam launch title.[13]

On 2012-11-20, XSEED JKS, Inc. announced that The Last Story became their most successful title to date. [14]

On 2013-03-31, Index Digital Media, Inc.'s ATLUS Online Division online business unit was purchased by MarvelousAQL Inc. and transferred to XSEED JKS, Inc.[15]

On 2013-05-06, XSEED JKS, Inc. announced its renaming of to Marvelous USA, Inc.[16][17] The XSEED Games brand will continue to be used for console, handheld and PC video games whilst mobile and online social games will be released under the Marvelous Online brand.[18][19]

Games[edit]

Title Release date (NA) Developer(s) Platform
Wild Arms 4 2006-01-10January 10, 2006 Media.Vision PlayStation 2
Shadow Hearts: From the New World 2006-03-07March 7, 2006 Nautilus PlayStation 2
Valhalla Knights 2007-04-17April 17, 2007 Marvelous Entertainment PlayStation Portable
Dungeon Maker: Hunting Ground 2007-06-19June 19, 2007 Global A Entertainment PlayStation Portable
Brave Story: New Traveler 2007-07-31July 31, 2007 Game Republic PlayStation Portable
Wild Arms 5 2007-08-27August 28, 2007 Media.Vision PlayStation 2
Victorious Boxers: Revolution 2007-10-16October 16, 2007 Cavia Wii
Wild Arms XF 2008-03-11March 11, 2008 Media.Vision PlayStation Portable
Valhalla Knights 2[note 1] 2008-10-01October 1, 2008 K2 LLC PlayStation Portable
KORG DS-10 2008-11-04November 4, 2008 Cavia Nintendo DS
Populous DS 2008-11-11November 11, 2008 Genki Nintendo DS
Retro Game Challenge 2009-02-10February 10, 2009 Indies zero Nintendo DS
Avalon Code[note 1] 2009-03-10March 10, 2009 Matrix Software Nintendo DS
Rune Factory Frontier[note 1] 2009-03-17March 17, 2009 Neverland Co. Wii
Flower, Sun, and Rain[note 1] 2009-06-16June 16, 2009 Grasshopper Manufacture
h.a.n.d.
Nintendo DS
Drill Sergeant Mindstrong 2009-06-22June 22, 2009 HI Corporation Wii[note 2]
Little King's Story[note 1] 2009-07-21July 21, 2009 Cing Wii
Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga[note 1] 2009-09-29September 29, 2009 K2 LLC Wii
The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road 2009-09-29September 29, 2009 Media.Vision Nintendo DS
Ju-on: The Grudge 2009-10-13October 13, 2009 feelplus Wii
Half-Minute Hero[note 1] 2009-10-13October 13, 2009 Marvelous Entertainment PlayStation Portable
The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces 2010-01-12January 12, 2010 Access Games Wii
Valhalla Knights 2: Battle Stance[note 1] 2010-01-21January 21, 2010 K2 LLC PlayStation Portable[note 3]
KORG DS-10 Plus 2010-02-16February 16, 2010 Cavia Nintendo DS
Ragnarok DS 2010-02-16February 16, 2010 GungHo Online Entertainment Nintendo DS
Lunar: Silver Star Harmony 2010-03-02March 2, 2010 Game Arts PlayStation Portable
Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon 2010-03-16March 16, 2010 Namco Bandai Games
Tri-Crescendo
Wii
Samurai Shodown: Sen 2010-03-30March 30, 2010 SNK Playmore Xbox 360
Ys Seven 2010-08-17August 17, 2010 Nihon Falcom PlayStation Portable
Ivy the Kiwi? 2010-08-24August 24, 2010 Prope Nintendo DS
Ivy the Kiwi? 2010-08-24August 24, 2010 Prope Wii
Ivy the Kiwi? Mini 2010-10-11October 11, 2010 Prope Nintendo DS[note 4]
Ys: The Oath in Felghana 2010-11-02November 2, 2010 Nihon Falcom PlayStation Portable
Ys I & II Chronicles 2011-02-22February 22, 2011 Nihon Falcom PlayStation Portable
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky 2011-03-29March 29, 2011 Nihon Falcom PlayStation Portable
Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls 2011-06-02June 2, 2011 Acquire PlayStation 3[note 3]
Solatorobo: Red the Hunter 2011-09-27September 27, 2011 CyberConnect2 Nintendo DS
Fishing Resort 2011-11-21November 21, 2011 Namco Bandai Games
Prope
Wii
Corpse Party 2011-11-22November 22, 2011 Team Grisgris
5pb.
PlayStation Portable[note 3]
Ys: The Oath in Felghana 2012-03-19March 19, 2012 Nihon Falcom Windows[note 5]
Sumioni: Demon Arts 2012-03-20March 20, 2012 Acquire PlayStation Vita[note 3]
Ys Origin 2012-05-31May 31, 2012 Nihon Falcom Windows[note 5]
Unchained Blades 2012-06-26June 26, 2012 FuRyu PlayStation Portable[note 3]
The Last Story 2012-08-14August 14, 2012 Mistwalker
AQ Interactive
Wii
Way of the Samurai 4 2012-08-21August 21, 2012 Acquire PlayStation 3[note 3]
Orgarhythm 2012-10-23October 23, 2012 Acquire
Neilo
PlayStation Vita[note 3]
Ragnarok Odyssey 2012-10-30October 30, 2012 Game Arts
GungHo Online Entertainment
PlayStation Vita
Unchained Blades 2013-01-03January 3, 2013 FuRyu Nintendo 3DS[note 6]
Corpse Party: Book of Shadows 2013-01-15January 15, 2013 Team Grisgris
5pb.
PlayStation Portable[note 3]
Ys I & II Chronicles+ 2013-02-14February 14, 2013 Nihon Falcom Windows[note 5]
Ark of the Ages 2013-03-01March 1, 2013 Meteorise Android
Ark of the Ages 2013-03-01March 29, 2013 Meteorise iOS
Pandora's Tower 2013-04-16April 16, 2013 Ganbarion
Nintendo
Wii
Killer is Dead 2013-08-27August 27, 2013 Grasshopper Manufacture PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Rune Factory 4 2013-09-31October 1, 2013 Marvelous AQL Nintendo 3DS
Valhalla Knights 3 2013-10-15October 15, 2013 Marvelous AQL PlayStation Vita
Senran Kagura Burst 2013-11-14November 14, 2013 Tamsoft Nintendo 3DS
Ys: Memories of Celceta 2013-11-26November 26, 2013 Nihon Falcom Corporation PlayStation Vita
Ragnarok Odyssey Ace 2014-04-01April 1, 2014 Game Arts PlayStation Vita
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky 2011-03-29July 29, 2014 Nihon Falcom Windows
Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed 2014-08-30August 5, 2014 Acquire PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus 2014-09-30October 14, 2014 Tamsoft PlayStation Vita
Senran Kagura Bon Appétit! Winter 2014 Tamsoft PlayStation Vita
Story of Seasons[20] 2014-05-29TBA 2014 Marvelous AQL Nintendo 3DS
Brandish: The Dark Revenant TBA 2014 Nihon Falcom PlayStation Portable
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter TBA 2014TBA 2014 Nihon Falcom Corporation Windows, PlayStation Portable
Corpse Party: Blood Covered TBA 2014TBA 2014 Team GrisGris Windows

Limited release Games[edit]

Title Developer(s) Platform
Muramasa: The Demon Blade Vanillaware Wii
Arc Rise Fantasia Imageepoch
Marvelous Entertainment
Wii
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Co-published with Marvelous Entertainment.
  2. ^ Via WiiWare.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Via PlayStation Network.
  4. ^ Via DSiWare.
  5. ^ a b c Via Steam.
  6. ^ Via Nintendo eShop.

References[edit]

  1. ^ XSEED JKS,Inc.の株式の取得(子会社化)に関するお知らせ
  2. ^ XSEED JKS,Inc.の株式の取得(子会社化)完了のお知らせ
  3. ^ Marvelous Entertainment and Xseed Games Announce Co-Publishing Agreement
  4. ^ Marvelous Entertainment and XSEED Games Announce Co-Publishing Agreement - Strategic Partnership Further Establishes Marvelous Entertainment Publishing Presence as Companies Join Forces to Bring to Market Popular Japanese Video Games
  5. ^ 当社子会社の業務提携に関するお知らせ
  6. ^ "Games being shown under the Marvelous and XSEED Games partnership". GameSpy. 
  7. ^ 子会社株式の追加取得に関するお知らせ
  8. ^ "XSEED Games Announces Wide-Ranging Partnership with Nihon Falcom Strategic Deal Reflects Bringing the Popular Ys and The Legend of Heroes series to North America". XSEED Games. 
  9. ^ Eric Caoili (2010-05-14). "XSeed, Nihon Falcom Partner To Bring Ys, Legend Of Heroes To North America". Gamasutra. Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  10. ^ "The dawning of a new age is upon us... The Official XSEED Online Store!". XSEED Games. 
  11. ^ "XSEED Games Announces The Last Story Exclusively for Wii - Highly Anticipated Wii-exclusive Action RPG to be Released for the North American Market". XSEED Games. 
  12. ^ George, Richard. "The Last Story Confirmed for North America". IGN. 
  13. ^ "XSEED Games to Start Publishing on Steam". 
  14. ^ "XSEED Games Releases New Standalone Version of The Last Story to replace the sold-out Premium Launch Edition". 
  15. ^ 当社子会社によるIndex Digital Media,Inc.(米国)のオンラインゲーム事業取得に関するお知らせ
  16. ^ XSEED JKS, Inc. Becomes Marvelous USA, Inc.
  17. ^ 米国子会社の社名変更のお知らせ
  18. ^ Xseed JKS Acquires Atlus Online, Renames Itself Marvelous USA
  19. ^ XSEED JKS, Inc. Becomes Marvelous USA, Inc.
  20. ^ "XSEED localizing latest Harvest Moon as Story of Seasons Read more at http://gematsu.com/2014/05/xseed-localizing-latest-harvest-moon-story-seasons#9sCzoy0plscLEvhX.99". Gematsu. 

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