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SIE Japan Studio
Native name
JAPANスタジオ
Division of SIE Worldwide Studios
IndustryVideo game industry
Founded1993
HeadquartersTokyo, Japan
Key people
Allan Becker (senior vice president)
ProductsApe Escape
Ico
Shadow of the Colossus
Siren
Loco Roco
Patapon
Gravity Rush
Knack
The Last Guardian
ServicesVideo game development
OwnerSony
ParentSony Interactive Entertainment
WebsiteOfficial website

Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Studio (SIE Japan Studio) is a Japanese first-party video game production and development arm of the parent company Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), most well known for the Ape Escape, LocoRoco, Patapon, Gravity Rush, and Knack series, among other games.

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 games Gravity Rush and Soul Sacrifice.[citation needed] Within Sony, Sugar & Rockets, an internal development team previously known as Exact, worked on games such as Ghost in the Shell, Popolocrois, Jumping Flash!, Robbit Mon Dieu, and Covert Ops: Nuclear Dawn.[1]

Games[edit]

Year Game Platform(s) Notes Ref.
1999 Ape Escape PlayStation [2]
Legend of Dragoon PlayStation [2]
2001 Pipo Saru 2001 PlayStation 2
Ape Escape 2 PlayStation 2
Ico PlayStation 2 Developed with Team Ico
Genshi no Kotoba PlayStation 2
2004 Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed PlayStation 2
Ape Escape Academy PlayStation Portable
2005 Ape Escape: On The Loose PlayStation Portable
Rogue Galaxy PlayStation 2 Developed with Level-5
Ape Escape 3 PlayStation 2
Shadow of the Colossus PlayStation 2 Developed with Team Ico [3]
2006 LocoRoco PlayStation Portable [2]
Mainichi Issho PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable Developed with Game Arts and Bexide
Jeanne d'Arc PlayStation Portable Developed with Level-5
2007 Piyotama PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable
LocoRoco Cocoreccho! PlayStation 3 [2]
Boku no Natsuyasumi 3 PlayStation 3 Developed with Millennium Kitchen
The Eye of Judgment PlayStation 3
Patapon PlayStation Portable Developed with Pyramid [4]
Folklore PlayStation 3 Developed with Game Republic and Gaia
2008 Coded Soul: Uketsugareshi Idea PlayStation Portable Developed with Gaia
Echochrome PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable [2]
The Last Guy PlayStation 3 [2]
LocoRoco 2 PlayStation Portable [2]
White Knight Chronicles PlayStation 3 Developed with Level-5 [2]
2009 LocoRoco Midnight Carnival PlayStation Portable [2]
Demon's Souls PlayStation 3 Produced with FromSoftware [5]
Trash Panic PlayStation 3 [2]
Patapon 2 PlayStation Portable Developed with Pyramid [2]
Numblast PlayStation 3
2010 The Eye of Judgment: Legends PlayStation Portable
Patchwork Heroes PlayStation Portable Developed with PlayStation C.A.M.P.and Acquire [6]
White Knight Chronicles II PlayStation 3 Developed with Level-5 [2]
Kung Fu Rider PlayStation 3
No Heroes Allowed PlayStation Portable Developed with Acquire [7]
Beat Sketcher PlayStation 3 Developed with Will co., Ltd
Ape Escape Fury! Fury! PlayStation 3
Echochrome II PlayStation 3 [8]
2011 White Knight Chronicles: Origins PlayStation Portable Developed with Matrix Software
Bleach: Soul Resurrección PlayStation 3 Developed with Racjin
Patapon 3 PlayStation Portable Developed with Pyramid [9]
The Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection PlayStation 3 Developed with Bluepoint Games
Ore no Shikabane o Koete Yuke PlayStation Portable Developed with Alfa System
2012 Tokyo Jungle PlayStation 3 Developed with PlayStation C.A.M.P. and Crispy's [5]
Open Me! PlayStation Vita Developed with PlayStation C.A.M.P. [10]
2013 Soul Sacrifice PlayStation Vita Developed with Marvelous AQL and Comcept [5]
Puppeteer PlayStation 3 [5]
Rain PlayStation 3 Developed with PlayStation C.A.M.P. and Acquire [5]
Knack PlayStation 4 [5]
2014 Destiny of Spirits PlayStation Vita Developed with Q Entertainment [11]
Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines PlayStation Vita Developed with Alfa System
Freedom Wars PlayStation Vita Developed with Shift and Dimps [5][3]
Soul Sacrifice Delta PlayStation Vita Developed with Marvelous AQL and Comcept [3]
2015 Bloodborne PlayStation 4 Produced with FromSoftware [5]
2016 The Tomorrow Children PlayStation 4 Developed with Q-Games [12][5]
The Last Guardian PlayStation 4 Developed with genDESIGN [13]
2017 No Heroes Allowed! VR PlayStation 4 Developed with Acquire; PlayStation VR exclusive [14]
Everybody's Golf PlayStation 4 Developed with Clap Hanz
Knack II PlayStation 4 [15]
The Last Guardian VR Demo PlayStation 4 PlayStation VR exclusive
2018 Shadow of the Colossus PlayStation 4 Developed with Bluepoint Games
Déraciné PlayStation 4 Produced with FromSoftware; PlayStation VR exclusive
2019 Everybody's Golf VR PlayStation 4 Developed with Clap Hanz; PlayStation VR exclusive

Project Siren[edit]

Project Siren, sometimes known as Team Gravity, are a division of Japan Studio formed in 1999 by former members of Team Silent.

Year Game title Platform(s) Notes Ref.
2003 Siren PlayStation 2
2006 Siren 2 PlayStation 2
2008 Siren: Blood Curse PlayStation 3
2012 Gravity Rush PlayStation Vita
2015 Gravity Rush Remastered PlayStation 4 Remastered by Bluepoint Games
2017 Gravity Rush 2 PlayStation 4

ASOBI Team[edit]

ASOBI Team are a division of Japan Studio founded in 2012 by Frenchman Nicolas Doucet, who previously worked for SCE London Studio and Saffire Corporation.

Year Game title Platform(s) Notes Ref.
2013 The Playroom PlayStation 4 [5]
2016 The Playroom VR PlayStation 4 PlayStation VR exclusive [16]
2018 Astro Bot Rescue Mission PlayStation 4 PlayStation VR exclusive [17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scandal". IGN. Ziff Davis. June 12, 2000. Archived from the original on December 27, 2014. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Barker, Sammy (2017-01-11). "Soapbox: Japan Studio Is Currently One of Sony's Best". Push Square. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  3. ^ a b c "Behind the Scenes at JAPAN Studio with Allan Becker". Blog.us.playstation.com. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  4. ^ "SCE Worldwide Studios - SCE Japan Studio". Worldwidestudios.net. 2009-02-20. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "SCE Worldwide Studios - SCE Japan Studio". Worldwidestudios.net. 2009-02-20. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  6. ^ "Patchwork Heroes - PlayStation Network, PSN game". Uk.playstation.com. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  7. ^ "No Heroes Allowed! - PlayStation Network, PSN game". Uk.playstation.com. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  8. ^ "echochrome ii". NowGamer. 2010-12-22. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  9. ^ "Patapon 3". GamesIndustry.biz. 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  10. ^ "Review: Open Me!". Destructoid.com. 2013-08-31. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  11. ^ Sarkar, Samit (2013-06-10). "Destiny of Spirits free-to-play RPG coming to Vita". Polygon. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  12. ^ "Play The Tomorrow Children For Free Starting Today – PlayStation.Blog". Blog.us.playstation.com. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  13. ^ Sheridan, Connor. "The Last Guardian being 're-engineered' at SCE Japan Studios | GamesRadar". Gamesradar.com. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  14. ^ "Sony's Japan Studio Brings Tabletop Tower Defence To VR | Kotaku UK". Kotaku.co.uk. 2016-09-16. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  15. ^ Nunneley, Stephany (2016-12-03). "Japan Studio bringing Knack 2 to PlayStation 4 – PlayStation Experience 2016". VG247. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  16. ^ "THE PLAYROOM VR | PS4 Games". PlayStation. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
  17. ^ Doucet, Nicolas (May 23, 2018). "Introducing Astro Bot Rescue Mission for PlayStation VR". Playstation Blog. Retrieved May 23, 2018.

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