D3 Publisher

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D3 Publisher Inc.
Native name
Kabushiki-gaisha Dīsurī Paburisshā
  • CM Japan Co., Ltd.
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IndustryVideo game
FoundedFebruary 5, 1992; 29 years ago (1992-02-05)
HeadquartersChiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Area served
Japan, North America
Key people
  • Toshihiro Nada
  • Yuji Ito
    (executive chairman)
Increase¥342.828 million (2020)
Total assetsIncrease¥3.783 billion (2020)
Number of employees
21 (2020)
DivisionsD3 Go!

D3 Publisher Inc.[a] is a Japanese developer and publisher founded on February 5, 1992.[1] The company is known for the Simple series of budget-priced video games. Their games have been released for the Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, GameCube, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360, Wii U, Android and iOS.


Between 2007 and 2014, D3 Publisher owned a North Carolina-based game development studio Vicious Cycle Software.[2][3] In 2009, Bandai Namco Holdings gained a controlling share of D3 and currently owns 95% of its stock.[4][5] After the bankruptcy of Midway Games, the company became the publisher of Cartoon Network games from 2009 until 2014, when American publisher Little Orbit took control.

In 2015, D3 Publisher announced that D3 Publisher of America Inc. would rebrand as D3 Go! and that it would no longer publish video games but focus on publishing mobile games, but D3 Publisher Inc. in Japan would remain the same.[6] D3 Go! is also expected to release some games from D3 Publisher Inc.[7]

Published games[edit]

America and Europe[edit]


Otome games[edit]

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  1. ^ Japanese: 株式会社ディースリー・パブリッシャー, Hepburn: Kabushiki gaisha D3 Paburisshā


  1. ^ "D3 Publisher Games". Archived from the original on 2009-02-02. Retrieved 2009-08-15.
  2. ^ "D3 Publisher Acquires Vicious Cycle Software". Gamasutra. June 20, 2007. Archived from the original on August 30, 2015. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  3. ^ "Little Orbit Acquires Vicious Cycle Software" (Press release). Little Orbit. September 4, 2014. Archived from the original on October 6, 2015. Retrieved August 1, 2015. The acquisition occurred in Spring of 2014...
  4. ^ Randy Nelson. "Namco Bandai announces intent to purchase D3 Publisher". Joystiq. Archived from the original on 2009-02-13. Retrieved 2009-02-12.
  5. ^ Glasser, AJ. "By The Way, Namco Bandai Owns (Most Of) D3". Kotaku. Univision Communications. Archived from the original on March 6, 2019. Retrieved December 1, 2018.
  6. ^ "D3Publisher of America rebrands as D3 Go!".
  7. ^ "How D3Publisher Became D3 Go!". 11 May 2015. Archived from the original on 2017-03-24. Retrieved 2017-03-23.
  8. ^ "帝国海軍恋慕情 ~明治横須賀行進曲~ 公式サイト".
  9. ^ "女性向け恋愛Adv「帝国海軍恋慕情~明治横須賀行進曲~」の公式サイトがオープン。物語のあらすじやキャラクター情報が明らかに".
  10. ^ https://www.famitsu.com/news/201505/01077995.html

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