Spike Chunsoft

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Spike Chunsoft
Native name
Kabushikigaisha Supaiku Chunsofuto
Kabushiki gaisha
Industry Video game industry
Founded April 9, 1984; 32 years ago (1984-04-09) [1] (as Chunsoft)
Headquarters Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Koichi Nakamura (Chairman and CEO)
Mitsutoshi Sakurai (President and CEO)
Products Danganronpa series
Dragon Quest series
Mystery Dungeon series
Zero Escape series
Owner Kadokawa Dwango
Number of employees
200[2] (2016)
Parent Dwango
Website spike-chunsoft.co.jp

Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd. (株式会社スパイク・チュンソフト Kabushikigaisha Supaiku Chunsofuto?), formerly known as Chunsoft Co., Ltd. (株式会社チュンソフト Kabushiki-gaisha Chunsofuto?) is a Japanese video game development and localization company specializing in role-playing video game and visual novels. The company was founded in 1984 as Chunsoft and is the result of a 2012 merger with Spike. It is owned by Dwango.[3]

The company was founded by Koichi Nakamura, a video game designer and programmer who had clasped with Enix. The "Chun" in the company name, is from the company founder name's first kanji Naka (), meanwhile Naka is read as "Chun" in Japanese Mahjong.[4] Spike Chunsoft are best known as the creators of the Mystery Dungeon series, the first five installments of the Dragon Quest series of role-playing video games, and the Sound Novels series of graphic adventure games.

The logo of Chunsoft before the Spike merger


Developed as Chunsoft[edit]

Developed as Spike Chunsoft[edit]

Games localized for Japanese release[edit]


  1. ^ https://www.spike-chunsoft.co.jp/company_e/information.html
  2. ^ 株式会社スパイク・チュンソフトの公式サイト (in Japanese). spike-chunsoft.co.jp. Retrieved August 22, 2016. 
  3. ^ "株式会社ドワンゴ". 
  4. ^ 志田英邦『ゲーム・マエストロ VOL.2 プロデューサー/ディレクター編(2)』毎日コミュニケーションズ、2000年、p.16。中村光一インタビュー。
  5. ^ "Kenka Bancho 6 Ready To Brawl In January 2015". 9 November 2014. 
  6. ^ 『ポケモン超不思議のダンジョン』公式サイト (in Japanese). Pokemon.co.jp. Retrieved May 21, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Spike Chunsoft and tri-Ace's RPG Has A Bunch Of Valkyrie Profile-Like Features". 28 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "One Piece: Burning Blood announced for PS4, PS Vita - Gematsu". 15 September 2015. 
  9. ^ "Aksys Games Announces 3rd Game in Zero Escape Series". 
  10. ^ "New Danganronpa V3 launches January 2017 in Japan - Gematsu". 13 September 2016. 

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