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ArtePiazza (アルテピアッツァ, Arutepiattsa)
Industry Software & programming, computer graphics, illustration, and logo design
Founded November 1, 1989[1]
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Shintaro Majima (main art director/president)
Sachiko Sugimura (game scenario designer)

ArtePiazza is a video game development and computer graphics studio based in Japan. Their name derives from the Italian words for "art" and "a public square".


The company is best known for its involvement in the development of the Dragon Quest series by Enix and later Square Enix. While ArtePiazza was mostly responsible for the CG design and illustrations of some of the early titles, they produced enhanced remakes of others. This includes Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride for the PlayStation 2, as well as Nintendo DS remakes of Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen, Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride, and Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation.[2]

Other projects besides those based on Square Enix properties include the development of the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 2 game Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon and the co-production of Koei's Wii title Opoona.[1]


Dragon Quest series[edit]

Other games[edit]


  1. ^ a b "ArtePiazza Company Overview" (in Japanese). ArtePiazza. Archived from the original on 24 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-21.
  2. ^ Magrino, Tom (2008-05-21). "Dragon Quest trilogy descends on DS". GameSpot. Archived from the original on 26 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-21.

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