Matrix Software

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Matrix Software
株式会社マトリックス
Public
IndustryInteractive entertainment
FoundedJuly 1994
HeadquartersTokyo, Japan
Key people
Oohori Kousuke (president)
ProductsSee complete products listing.
Number of employees
86
Websitehttp://www.matrixsoft.co.jp/

Matrix Software (株式会社マトリックス, Kabushiki-gaisha Matorikkusu) is a Japanese video game development company located in Tokyo. Founded in July 1994 by former members of Climax Entertainment and Telenet Japan, the company has since created games for a number of systems beginning with their action-adventure game title Alundra in April 1997. Matrix has teamed with other developers such as Square Enix and Chunsoft to produce games for existing franchises such as Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest, as well as other anime and manga properties. In addition to game console development, Matrix Software has also made games for various Japanese mobile phone brands since 2001.

Company history[edit]

Matrix Software was founded in July 1994 by Oohori Kousuke and three friends who had each been involved in the video games industry for many years beforehand.[1] Kousuke, a veteran of the game development industry since high school, joined with former members of Climax Entertainment and Telenet Japan to create a company that he felt would "bring people serious game content".[2] Nearly three years after their establishment, the company released their first game, Alundra for the PlayStation game console in April 1997, which would prove popular enough to receive a sequel two years later.[3] In September 1999, Matrix obtained their first business partner in Chunsoft, with whom they collaborated to create a spin-off to their popular Dragon Quest series, Torneko: The Last Hope.[4] Since then, the company would join with other companies to create games for other entertainment franchises such as Yoshihiro Togashi's YuYu Hakusho, Eiichiro Oda's One Piece, and Square Enix's Final Fantasy.[5]

Games developed[edit]

Year Title Publisher(s) Platform(s)
1997 Alundra Sony Computer Entertainment PlayStation
1998 Nectaris: Military Madness Hudson Soft
1999 Tamago de Puzzle Sony Computer Entertainment
1999 Torneko: The Last Hope Enix
1999 Alundra 2: A New Legend Begins Sony Computer Entertainment
2002 Dual Hearts PlayStation 2
2002 Dragon Quest Characters: Torneko no Daibōken 3 Enix
2002 Toukon Inoki Michi: Puzzle de Daa! Pacific Century Cyber Works
2004 Dragon Quest V Square Enix
2005 Onmyou Taisenki: Byakko Enbu Bandai
2005 YūYū Hakusho Forever Banpresto
2005 Onmyou Taisenki: Hasha no In Bandai
2005 Futari wa Precure Max Heart: Danzen! DS Nintendo DS
2006 Final Fantasy III Square Enix Nintendo DS, iOS, Android, PlayStation Portable
2006 Cluster Edge Marvelous Entertainment PlayStation 2
2006 Crayon Shin-Chan: Saikyou Kazoku Kasukabe King Banpresto Wii
2007 Lost in Blue 2 Konami Nintendo DS
2007 One Piece Gear Spirit Bandai Namco Games
2007 Lost in Blue 3 Konami
2007 Final Fantasy IV Square Enix Nintendo DS, iOS, Android
2008 Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Mobile, Wii, iOS, Android
2008 Maji de Manabu: LEC de Ukaru - DS Hishou Boki 3-Kyuu Nintendo DS
2008 Avalon Code Marvelous Entertainment
2008 Nostalgia Tecmo
2009 Tales of VS.[6] Bandai Namco Games PlayStation Portable
2009 Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light[7] Square Enix Nintendo DS
2009 Dragon Quest III Mobile, iOS, Android
2010 Final Fantasy II iOS, Android
2010 Final Fantasy Dimensions Mobile, Android, iOS
2010 Dragon Quest Monsters: Wanted!
2011 White Knight Chronicles: Origins Sony Computer Entertainment PlayStation Portable
2011 Treasure Report: Kikai Jikake no Isan Bandai Namco Games Nintendo DS
2011 Groove Coaster Taito iOS
2012 Layton Brothers: Mystery Room Level-5 iOS, Android
2013 Final Fantasy V Square Enix iOS, Android, Microsoft Windows
2013 Dragon Quest iOS, Android
2013 Dragon Quest Portal App
2014 Final Fantasy VI iOS, Android, Microsoft Windows
2014 Dragon Quest II iOS, Android
2015 Hachamecha! Gremlins Wars Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment iOS
2015 Groove Coaster 2 Taito iOS, Android
2015 Final Fantasy Dimensions II Square Enix
2015 Omega Labyrinth D3 Publisher PlayStation Vita
2016 Groove Coaster 3: Link Fever Taito Arcade
2017 Groove Coaster 3EX: Dream Party
2017 Omega Labyrinth Z D3 Publisher PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
2018 Groove Coaster 4: Starlight Road Taito Arcade
2018 Professor Layton and the Curious Village HD Level-5 iOS, Android
2018 Billion Road Bandai Namco Games Nintendo Switch
2018 Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box HD Level-5 iOS, Android

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Matrix Software - Company History" (in Japanese). Matrix Software. 2008. Archived from the original on 2009-08-15. Retrieved 2009-05-03.
  2. ^ "Matrix Software - Company Profile - President" (in Japanese). Matrix Software. 2008. Archived from the original on 2009-04-25. Retrieved 2009-05-03.
  3. ^ "Matrix Software - Products - Alundra 2" (in Japanese). Matrix Software. 2008. Archived from the original on 2009-07-05. Retrieved 2009-05-03.
  4. ^ "Matrix Software - Products - Torneko no Daibouken 2" (in Japanese). Matrix Software. 2008. Archived from the original on 2009-03-10. Retrieved 2009-05-03.
  5. ^ "Matrix Software - Products" (in Japanese). Matrix Software. 2008. Archived from the original on 2009-03-16. Retrieved 2009-05-03.
  6. ^ "株式会社マトリックス/製品/PSP/TALES OF VS". Matrix Software. Archived from the original on 16 August 2009. Retrieved 13 August 2009.
  7. ^ http://www.square-enix.co.jp/hikarino4sensi/

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