Spike (company)

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Spike
Native name
スパイク
Kabushiki gaisha (defunct)
IndustryVideo games industry
FateMerged with Chunsoft
SuccessorSpike Chunsoft
FoundedDecember 1989; 29 years ago (1989-12)
DefunctApril 1, 2012; 7 years ago (2012-04-01)
HeadquartersMeguro, Tokyo, Japan
Websitewww.spike-chunsoft.co.jp/ Edit this on Wikidata

Spike Co. Ltd. (スパイク, Supaiku) was a Japanese video game developer and publisher. Most of the staff were part of Human Entertainment.[1] Human's Fire Pro Wrestling series is owned by Spike. In April 2012, the company merged with Chunsoft to become Spike Chunsoft.

History[edit]

Spike was founded in December 1989 as Mizuki Co., Ltd. Its name was changed to Spike Co., Ltd. in April 1997.

Subsidiaries[edit]

Vaill (ヴァイル株式会社) was a development subsidiary established in October 1999, though eventually absorbed back into them.[2][3] It was seemingly unrelated to the Vaill Corporation established in 2005.[4]

Games developed[edit]

Title Publisher(s) Platform(s) Release date Localized Notes
Yuuyami Doori Tankentai Spike PlayStation October 7, 1999 No
Super Fire Pro Wrestling CB Spike PlayStation March 2000 No
Fire Pro Wrestling A Spike Game Boy Advance March 21, 2001 Yes
Crimson Tears Capcom PlayStation 2 April 22, 2004 Yes
King of Colosseum II Spike PlayStation 2 September 9, 2004 No
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi Bandai PlayStation 2 October 6, 2005 Yes
LifeSigns: Surgical Unit Spike Nintendo DS October 20, 2005 Yes
Fire Heroes 505 Games Playstation 2 November 16, 2005 Yes
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 Bandai PlayStation 2 October 5, 2006 Yes
Wii November 19, 2006 Yes
Necro-Nesia Spike Wii December 2, 2006 Yes Published by Eidos Interactive in North America and Europe as Escape from Bug Island.
Elvandia Story Spike PlayStation 2 April 26, 2007 No
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 Bandai PlayStation 2 October 4, 2007 Yes
Wii October 4, 2007 Yes
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast Namco Bandai Games PlayStation 3 November 9, 2009 Yes
Xbox 360 November 9, 2009 Yes
Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team Namco Bandai Games PlayStation Portable September 30, 2010 Yes
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 Namco Bandai Games PlayStation 3 November 2, 2010 Yes
Xbox 360 November 2, 2010 Yes
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Spike PlayStation Portable November 25, 2010 yes
Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi Namco Bandai Games PlayStation 3 October 25, 2011 Yes
Xbox 360 October 25, 2011 Yes
Conception: Ore no Kodomo o Undekure![5] Spike Chunsoft PlayStation Portable April 26, 2012 No
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Spike Chunsoft PlayStation Portable July 26, 2012 No

Games published in Japan[edit]

Published[edit]

Localized[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Szczepaniak, John (2015). The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers. S.M.G. Szczepaniak. p. 266. ISBN 9780992926007. OCLC 890601504.
  2. ^ 有価証券報告書(2000-04-01 - 2001-03-31)
  3. ^ Introduction
  4. ^ http://www.vaill.jp/
  5. ^ Spencer (October 25, 2011). "Spike's Upcoming RPG Is All About Making Babies". Siliconera. Retrieved 1 July 2012.

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