SIE Japan Studio

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SIE Japan Studio
Division of Sony Interactive Entertainment
Industry Video game industry
Founded 1993
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Products Ape Escape
Ico
Shadow of the Colossus
Siren
Gravity Rush
Services Video game development
Owner Sony
Number of employees
~400+
Parent SIE Worldwide Studios
Website Official website

Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Studio (ソニー・インタラクティブ・エンタテインメント・ジャパン・スタジオ?) (SIEJ) is the Japanese video game production and development arm of the parent company Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), most well known for the Ape Escape, LocoRoco and Patapon series.

Company overview[edit]

Japan Studio operates as part of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios. The development group also includes Team Ico, who are best known for the PlayStation 2 games Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, and Project Siren, known for the Siren series and the PlayStation Vita titles Gravity Rush and Soul Sacrifice.[citation needed] Within SCE, Sugar & Rockets, an internal development team previously known as Exact, worked on games such as Ghost in the Shell, Geograph Seal, Jumping Flash!, Robbit Mon Dieu, and Covert Ops: Nuclear Dawn.[1]

Games[edit]

Game title Year released Platform(s) Notes Ref.
Ape Escape 1999 PlayStation
Legend of Dragoon 2000 PlayStation
Pipo Saru 2001 2001 PlayStation 2
Ape Escape 2 2002 PlayStation 2
Ico 2001 PlayStation 2 Developed with Team Ico
Siren 2004 PlayStation 2 Developed with Project Siren
Ape Escape Academy 2004 PlayStation Portable
Ape Escape: On The Loose 2005 PlayStation Portable
Rogue Galaxy 2005 PlayStation 2 Developed with Level-5
Ape Escape 3 2005 PlayStation 2
Shadow of the Colossus 2005 PlayStation 2 Developed with Team Ico [2]
Siren 2 2006 PlayStation 2 Developed with Project Siren
LocoRoco 2006 PlayStation Portable
Mainichi Issho 2006 PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable Developed with Game Arts and Bexide
Piyotama 2007 PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable
LocoRoco Cocoreccho! 2007 PlayStation 3
Boku no Natsuyasumi 3 2007 PlayStation 3 Developed with Millennium Kitchen
The Eye of Judgment 2007 PlayStation 3
Patapon 2007 PlayStation Portable Developed with Pyramid [3]
Echochrome 2008 PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable
Siren: Blood Curse 2008 PlayStation 3 Developed with Project Siren
The Last Guy 2008 PlayStation 3
LocoRoco 2 2008 PlayStation Portable
White Knight Chronicles 2008 PlayStation 3 Developed with Level-5
LocoRoco Midnight Carnival 2009 PlayStation Portable
Demon's Souls 2009 PlayStation 3 Produced with FromSoftware [4]
Trash Panic 2009 PlayStation 3
Patapon 2 2009 PlayStation Portable Developed with Pyramid
Numblast 2009 PlayStation 3
The Eye of Judgment: Legends 2010 PlayStation Portable
Patchwork Heroes 2010 PlayStation Portable Developed with Acquire [5]
White Knight Chronicles II 2010 PlayStation 3 Developed with Level-5
Kung Fu Rider 2010 PlayStation 3
No Heroes Allowed (What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord?) 2010 PlayStation Portable Developed with Acquire [6]
Beat Sketcher 2010 PlayStation 3 Developed with Will co., Ltd
Ape Escape Fury! Fury! 2010 PlayStation 3
Echochrome II 2010 PlayStation 3 [7]
White Knight Chronicles: Origins 2011 PlayStation Portable Developed with Matrix Software
Bleach: Soul Resurrección 2011 PlayStation 3 Developed with Racjin
Patapon 3 2011 PlayStation Portable Developed with Pyramid [8]
Gravity Rush 2012 PlayStation Vita Developed with Project Siren [9]
Tokyo Jungle 2012 PlayStation 3 Developed with PlayStation C.A.M.P. and Crispy's [10]
Open Me! 2012 PlayStation Vita Developed with PlayStation C.A.M.P. [11]
Soul Sacrifice 2013 PlayStation Vita Developed with Marvelous AQL and Comcept [12]
Puppeteer 2013 PlayStation 3 [13]
Rain 2013 PlayStation 3 Developed with PlayStation C.A.M.P. and Acquire [14]
Knack 2013 PlayStation 4 [15]
The Playroom 2013 PlayStation 4 [16]
Destiny of Spirits 2014 PlayStation Vita Developed with Q Entertainment [17]
Freedom Wars 2014 PlayStation Vita Developed with Shift and Dimps [18][2]
Soul Sacrifice Delta 2014 PlayStation Vita Developed with Marvelous AQL and Comcept [2]
Bloodborne 2015 PlayStation 4 Produced with FromSoftware [19]
Gravity Rush Remastered 2015 PlayStation 4 Developed with Project Siren and Bluepoint Games
The Playroom VR 2016 PlayStation 4 [20]
The Tomorrow Children 2016 PlayStation 4 Developed with Q-Games [21][22]
The Last Guardian 2016 PlayStation 4 Developed with genDESIGN [23]
Gravity Rush 2 2017 PlayStation 4 Developed with Project Siren (as Team Gravity) [24]
V! What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord? R 2017 PlayStation 4 Developed with Acquire [25]
Everybody's Golf (2017) 2017 PlayStation 4 Developed with Clap Hanz
No Heroes Allowed! DASH! 2017 iOS, Android [26]
Knack 2 2017 PlayStation 4 [27]
Deep Down TBA PlayStation 4 Developed with Capcom

References[edit]

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  8. ^ "Patapon 3". GamesIndustry.biz. 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2017-01-21. 
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  26. ^ "No Heroes Allowed! Dash! - iPhone - IGN". Uk.ign.com. 2016-12-12. Retrieved 2017-01-21. 
  27. ^ Nunneley, Stephany (2016-12-03). "Japan Studio bringing Knack 2 to PlayStation 4 – PlayStation Experience 2016". VG247. Retrieved 2017-01-21. 

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