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CyberConnect2 Co., Ltd.
Native name
株式会社サイバーコネクトツー
Kabushiki gaisha Saibā Konekuto Tsū
Kabushiki gaisha
Industry Video gaming
Founded February 16, 1996
Headquarters Fukuoka, Japan
Key people
Hiroshi Matsuyama
(President and CEO)
Products .hack// series
Naruto Ultimate Ninja series
Number of employees
300
Website www.cyberconnect2.jp

CyberConnect2 Co., Ltd. (株式会社サイバーコネクトツー, Kabushiki gaisha Saibā Konekuto Tsū) is a video game development studio mostly known for its work on the .hack series, along with a series of fighting games based on the Naruto franchise. They are also known for creating the spiritual Little Tail Bronx series (e.g. Tail Concerto and Solatorobo: Red the Hunter). They were previously involved in developing Final Fantasy VII Remake with Square Enix, but left the project (citing regular mismanagement) to resume development of their own projects and more amicable collaborations.[1] in 2016, they expanded their workforce into the international market by opening a studio in Montreal, Canada.[2]

History[edit]

CyberConnect2 was first formed on February 16, 1996 as "CyberConnect," based in Fukuoka, Japan, but on September 16, 2001, it was renamed "CyberConnect2". On October 3, 2007, CyberConnect2 changed their logo and decided to expand their production beyond games, beginning with the formation of "Sensible Art Innovation" to create the .hack//G.U. Trilogy, and LieN to compose the music.
CyberConnect2 opened a studio in Tokyo, Japan in 2010, and later opened their first international studio in Montreal, Canada in 2016.[3] The Fukuoka location remains the parent company.

Current projects[edit]

CyberConnect2 is currently working on three projects for current generation consoles. The first was Final Fantasy VII Remake, described in CyberConnect2's March 2015 Famitsu job advertisement as a photo-realistic role-playing game targeted at the international market being built using Unreal Engine 4 involving physics-based rendering. As of May 2017, it has been confirmed that Square Enix has taken over the development of Final Fantasy VII Remake. The second is open world. The third involves virtual reality.[4]

It was also stated during a live broadcast on NicoNico that CyberConnect2 will announce their "future vision" for the company, leading them through the next decade. This announcement will first appear in the February 1st issue of Famitsu Magazine.

List of video games[edit]

Release date Title Platform(s) Publisher
April 16, 1998 Tail Concerto[5] PlayStation Bandai
October 28, 1999 Silent Bomber[6] PlayStation Bandai
June 20, 2002 .hack//Infection PlayStation 2 Bandai
September 9, 2002 .hack//Mutation PlayStation 2 Bandai
December 12, 2002 .hack//Outbreak PlayStation 2 Bandai
April 10, 2003 .hack//Quarantine PlayStation 2 Bandai
October 23, 2003 Naruto: Ultimate Ninja[7] PlayStation 2 Bandai
September 30, 2004 Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2[8] PlayStation 2 Bandai
November 23, 2005 .hack//frägment PlayStation 2 Bandai
December 22, 2005 Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3[9] PlayStation 2 Bandai
March 30, 2006 Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2: The Phantom Fortress[10] PlayStation Portable Bandai
May 18, 2006 .hack//G.U. Vol. 1//Rebirth PlayStation 2 Bandai
September 28, 2007 .hack//G.U. Vol. 2//Reminisce PlayStation 2 Bandai
January 18, 2007 .hack//G.U. Vol. 3//Redemption PlayStation 2 Bandai
April 5, 2007 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja 4[11] PlayStation 2 Bandai
August 28, 2007 Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes PlayStation 2 Bandai Namco Games
December 20, 2007 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja 5[12] PlayStation 2 Bandai
November 4, 2008 Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm PlayStation 3 Bandai
December 10, 2009 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3[13] PlayStation Portable Bandai
March 4, 2010 .hack//Link[14] PlayStation Portable Bandai
October 14, 2010 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 PlayStation 3 Bandai
Xbox 360
October 28, 2010 Solatorobo: Red the Hunter[15] Nintendo DS Bandai Namco Games
October 20, 2011 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact[13] PlayStation Portable Bandai
February 21, 2012 Asura's Wrath PlayStation 3 Capcom
Xbox 360
February 23, 2012 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations PlayStation 3 Bandai
Xbox 360
June 28, 2012 .hack//Versus[16] PlayStation 3 Bandai
March 5, 2013 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 PlayStation 3 Bandai
Xbox 360
August 29, 2013 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle[17] PlayStation 3 Bandai
April 23, 2013 Shadow Escaper Android
iOS
October 22, 2013 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst PlayStation 3 Bandai
Xbox 360
October 25, 2013 Microsoft Windows
March 3, 2014 Shinigami Messiah Android
iOS
March 25, 2014 Little Tail Story[18] Android Bandai Namco Games
iOS
September 11, 2014 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution[19] PlayStation 3 Bandai Namco Games
Xbox 360
September 15, 2014 Microsoft Windows
October 30, 2014 Final Fantasy VII G-Bike[20] Android Square Enix
iOS
March 30, 2015 FullBokko Heroes X[21] Android Drecom
iOS
December 17, 2015 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven[22] PlayStation 3 Bandai Namco Entertainment
PlayStation 4
January 8, 2016 .hack//New World[23] Android Bandai Namco Entertainment
iOS
February 4, 2016 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4[24] PlayStation 4 Bandai Namco Entertainment
Xbox One
February 5, 2016 Microsoft Windows
February 2, 2017 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto[25] Microsoft Windows Bandai Namco Entertainment
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
July 27, 2017 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy[26][27] PlayStation 4 Bandai Namco Entertainment
August 25, 2017 Microsoft Windows
Xbox One
November 1, 2017 .hack//G.U. Last Recode[28] Microsoft Windows Bandai Namco Entertainment
PlayStation 4
April 26, 2018 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy[29] Nintendo Switch Bandai Namco Entertainment
2019 Summer Fuga on the Battlefield[30][3] Microsoft Windows CyberConnect2
Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
2019 Fall Tokyo Ogre Gate[30][3] Microsoft Windows CyberConnect2
Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
2019 Winter Cecile[30][3] Microsoft Windows CyberConnect2
Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
TBA Untitled VR game[4] TBA TBA

Cancelled[edit]

  • Project Venom (2017 - Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)[31]

Films[edit]

CyberConnect2 also produced two computer animated films for the .hack franchise. The first one, .hack//G.U. Trilogy, is an adaptation of the .hack//G.U. games and was released in December 2007.[32] The second film is .hack//The Movie, which was released on January 21, 2012.[33]

References[edit]

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  14. ^ .hack//Link. Bandai Namco Entertainment. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  15. ^ "Solatorobo(ソラトロボ) それからCODAへ" (in Japanese). Bandai Namco Games. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  16. ^ "ドットハック セカイの向こうに+Versus Hybrid Pack" (in Japanese). Bandai Namco Games. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
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  29. ^ Romano, Sal (1 March 2018). "Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy for Switch debut trailer". Gematsu. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  30. ^ a b c Romano, Sal (18 July 2018). "CyberConnect2 Trilogy of Vengeance titles set for simultaneous worldwide release, video update". Gematsu. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  31. ^ Romano, Sal (30 January 2018). "CyberConnect2 announces revenge-themed projects Fugue on the Battlefield, Tokyo Ogre Gate, and Cecile [Update]". Gematsu. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  32. ^ "Bandai Entertainment Adds .hack//G.U. Trilogy Anime". Animenewsnetwork. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-19.
  33. ^ ".hack//The Movie Slated to Open on January 21". Anime News Network. October 5, 2011. Retrieved October 6, 2011.

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