Xseed Games

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Xseed Games
Subsidiary of Marvelous
IndustryVideo game industry
FoundedNovember 2004
HeadquartersTorrance, California
OwnerShinichi Suzuki
(President and CEO)
ParentAQ Interactive (2007–2011)
Marvelous (2011–present)
Websitexseedgames.com

Xseed Games is an American video game company. Founded as a subsidiary of the Japanese game company Marvelous in November 2004, Xseed Games provide localization and publishing services for video games and related materials.

History[edit]

On April 15, 2007, AQ Interactive, Inc. announced the acquisition of Xseed Games, with share transfer before June 2007.[1] The deal was signed on April 24, 2007, and the share transfer was completed on June 26, 2007.[2] On April 9, 2008, Xseed Games announced that they would be joining forces with Marvelous Entertainment (MMV) to co-publish their games in North America.[3][4][5] At E3 2008, MMV USA and Xseed Games distinguished the games that would be co-published under the agreement and the games that Xseed would publish separately.[6]

On April 1, 2009, AQ Interactive announced increasing its stake of Xseed Games from 55% to 90% on the day of announcement.[7] On April 14, 2010, Xseed Games announced its partnership with Japanese developer Nihon Falcom over localizing and publishing Ys Seven, Ys: The Oath in Felghana, Ys I & II Chronicles, and Trails in the Sky trilogy for the PlayStation Portable in North America.[8][9]

On March 13, 2012, Xseed Games announced that the publication of Ys: The Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin would be its first release on the Steam digital distribution platform.[10] On March 31, 2013, Index Corporation's Atlus Online Division online business unit was purchased by Marvelous AQL and transferred to Xseed.[11] On April 6, 2013, Xseed Games announced its business name was changed to Marvelous USA, Inc.[12]

Games[edit]

Title Developer(s) Release date Platform
Wild Arms 4 Media.Vision January 10, 2006 PlayStation 2
Shadow Hearts: From the New World Nautilus March 7, 2006 PlayStation 2
Valhalla Knights K2 LLC
Marvelous Entertainment
April 17, 2007 PlayStation Portable
Dungeon Maker: Hunting Ground Global A Entertainment June 19, 2007 PlayStation Portable
Brave Story: New Traveler Game Republic July 31, 2007 PlayStation Portable
Wild Arms 5 Media.Vision August 28, 2007 PlayStation 2
Victorious Boxers: Revolution Grand Prix
Cavia
October 16, 2007 Wii
Wild Arms XF Media.Vision March 11, 2008 PlayStation Portable
Valhalla Knights 2[note 1] K2 LLC October 1, 2008 PlayStation Portable
KORG DS-10 Cavia November 4, 2008 Nintendo DS
Populous DS Genki November 11, 2008 Nintendo DS
Retro Game Challenge indieszero February 10, 2009 Nintendo DS
Avalon Code[note 1] Matrix Software March 10, 2009 Nintendo DS
Rune Factory Frontier[note 1] Neverland March 17, 2009 Wii
Flower, Sun, and Rain[note 1] Grasshopper Manufacture
h.a.n.d.
June 16, 2009 Nintendo DS
Drill Sergeant Mindstrong HI Corporation June 22, 2009 Wii[note 2]
Little King's Story[note 1] Cing July 21, 2009 Wii
Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga[note 1] K2 LLC September 29, 2009 Wii
The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road Media.Vision Nintendo DS
Ju-on: The Grudge feelplus October 13, 2009 Wii
Half-Minute Hero[note 1] Marvelous Entertainment PlayStation Portable
The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces Project Aces
Access Games
January 12, 2010 Wii
Valhalla Knights 2: Battle Stance[note 1] K2 LLC January 21, 2010 PlayStation Portable[note 3]
KORG DS-10 Plus Cavia February 16, 2010 Nintendo DS
Ragnarok DS GungHo Online Entertainment Nintendo DS
Lunar: Silver Star Harmony Game Arts March 2, 2010 PlayStation Portable
Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon Namco Bandai Games
tri-Crescendo
March 16, 2010 Wii
Samurai Shodown: Sen SNK Playmore March 30, 2010 Xbox 360
Ys Seven Nihon Falcom August 17, 2010 PlayStation Portable
August 30, 2017 Microsoft Windows
Ivy the Kiwi? Prope August 24, 2010 Nintendo DS
Wii
Ivy the Kiwi? Mini Prope October 11, 2010 Nintendo DS[note 4]
Ys: The Oath in Felghana Nihon Falcom November 2, 2010 PlayStation Portable
March 19, 2012 Microsoft Windows
Ys I & II Chronicles Nihon Falcom February 22, 2011 PlayStation Portable
February 14, 2013 Microsoft WIndows
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Nihon Falcom March 29, 2011 PlayStation Portable
July 29, 2014 Microsoft Windows
Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls Acquire June 2, 2011 PlayStation 3[note 3]
Solatorobo: Red the Hunter CyberConnect2 September 27, 2011 Nintendo DS
Fishing Resort Prope November 21, 2011 Wii
Corpse Party Team GrisGris
5pb.
November 22, 2011 PlayStation Portable[note 3]
April 25, 2016 Microsoft Windows
October 25, 2016 Nintendo 3DS
December 4, 2017 Linux
Sumioni: Demon Arts Acquire March 20, 2012 PlayStation Vita[note 3]
Ys Origin Nihon Falcom May 31, 2012 Microsoft Windows
Unchained Blades FuRyu June 26, 2012 PlayStation Portable[note 3]
January 3, 2013 Nintendo 3DS
The Last Story Mistwalker
AQ Interactive
August 14, 2012 Wii
Way of the Samurai 4 Acquire August 21, 2012 PlayStation 3[note 3]
Orgarhythm Acquire
Neilo
October 23, 2012 PlayStation Vita[note 3]
Ragnarok Odyssey Game Arts
GungHo Online Entertainment
October 30, 2012 PlayStation Vita
Corpse Party: Book of Shadows Team GrisGris
5pb.
January 15, 2013 PlayStation Portable[note 3]
October 29, 2018 Microsoft Windows
Ark of the Ages Meteorise March 1, 2013 Android
March 29, 2013 iOS
Pandora's Tower Ganbarion April 16, 2013 Wii
Killer Is Dead Grasshopper Manufacture August 27, 2013 PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Rune Factory 4 Neverland October 1, 2013 Nintendo 3DS
Valhalla Knights 3 K2 LLC October 15, 2013 PlayStation Vita
Senran Kagura Burst Tamsoft November 14, 2013 Nintendo 3DS
Ys: Memories of Celceta Nihon Falcom November 26, 2013 PlayStation Vita
July 25, 2018 Microsoft Windows
Ragnarok Odyssey Ace Game Arts April 1, 2014 PlayStation Vita
PlayStation 3
Bullet Witch Cavia May 13, 2014[note 5] Xbox 360
April 25, 2018 Microsoft Windows
Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed Acquire August 5, 2014 PlayStation 3
PlayStation Vita
November 25, 2014 PlayStation 4
May 26, 2015 Microsoft Windows
Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus Tamsoft October 14, 2014 PlayStation Vita
June 1, 2016 Microsoft Windows
Senran Kagura Bon Appétit! Tamsoft November 11, 2014 PlayStation Vita
November 10, 2016 Microsoft Windows
Brandish: The Dark Revenant Nihon Falcom January 13, 2015 PlayStation Portable[note 3]
Story of Seasons[13] Marvelous AQL March 31, 2015[14] Nintendo 3DS
Ys: The Ark of Napishtim Nihon Falcom April 28, 2015 Microsoft Windows
Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven Marvelous June 2, 2015 Nintendo 3DS
Onechanbara Z2 Tamsoft July 21, 2015 PlayStation 4
Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson Tamsoft September 15, 2015[15] Nintendo 3DS
Corpse Party: Blood Drive Team GrisGris
5pb.
October 13, 2015 PlayStation Vita
2018 Microsoft Windows
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC Nihon Falcom October 29, 2015 PlayStation Portable[note 3]
Microsoft Windows
Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space Sandlot December 8, 2015 PlayStation Vita
Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair PlayStation 4
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Nihon Falcom December 22, 2015 PlayStation 3
PlayStation Vita
August 2, 2017 Microsoft Windows[16]
2019 PlayStation 4[17]
Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel Examu February 2, 2016 PlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
December 8, 2016 Microsoft Windows
Return to PoPoLoCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale Epics March 1, 2016 Nintendo 3DS
Senran Kagura Estival Versus Tamsoft March 15, 2016 PlayStation 4
PlayStation Vita
March 17, 2017 Microsoft Windows
Little King's Story Cing August 5, 2016 Microsoft Windows
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II Nihon Falcom September 6, 2016 PlayStation 3
PlayStation Vita
February 14, 2018 Microsoft Windows
2019 PlayStation 4[17]
Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity Ankake Spa September 20, 2016 PlayStation 4[note 3]
July 11, 2018 Microsoft Windows
Exile's End Magnetic Realms October 25, 2016 PlayStation Vita,[note 3]
PlayStation 4
November 22, 2016 Wii U
Xanadu Next Nihon Falcom November 3, 2016 Microsoft Windows
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero WayForward December 20, 2016[18] Wii U [note 6]
PlayStation 4 [note 6]
PlayStation Vita [note 6]
May 8, 2018 Nintendo Switch [note 6]
Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star Marvelous January 17, 2017[19] PlayStation 4
PlayStation Vita
July 25, 2017[20] Microsoft Windows
Nintendo Switch
Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns Marvelous February 28, 2017 Nintendo 3DS
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd Nihon Falcom May 3, 2017 Microsoft Windows
Akiba's Beat Acquire May 16, 2017 PlayStation 4
PlayStation Vita
Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash Tamsoft September 26, 2017 PlayStation 4
March 7, 2018 Microsoft Windows
Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection Nihon Falcom October 31, 2017 Microsoft Windows
Zwei: The Arges Adventure Nihon Falcom January 24, 2018 Microsoft Windows
Freedom Planet GalaxyTrail August 30, 2018[21] Nintendo Switch
Senran Kagura Reflexions Tamsoft September 13, 2018[22] Nintendo Switch
Gal Metal DMM Games October 30, 2018[23] Nintendo Switch
Gungrave VR Red/Development December 11, 2018 PlayStation 4
London Detective Mysteria Karin Entertainment December 18, 2018[24] PlayStation Vita
TBA Microsoft Windows
Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal Tamsoft Q3 2018[25] Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 4
Fate/Extella Link Marvelous Q4 2018[26] PlayStation 4
PlayStation Vita
Microsoft Windows
Nintendo Switch
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Edelweiss 2018[27] Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 4
Corpse Party 2 Team GrisGris 2018[28] Microsoft Windows
Corpse Party: Hysteric Birthday 2U 2018 Microsoft Windows

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Co-published with Marvelous Entertainment.
  2. ^ Via WiiWare.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Via PlayStation Network.
  4. ^ Via DSiWare.
  5. ^ Atari lost publishing right and was republished digitally.
  6. ^ a b c d Only publishing the retail versions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ XSEED JKS,Inc.の株式の取得(子会社化)に関するお知らせ
  2. ^ XSEED JKS,Inc.の株式の取得(子会社化)完了のお知らせ
  3. ^ Marvelous Entertainment and Xseed Games Announce Co-Publishing Agreement
  4. ^ Marvelous Entertainment and XSEED Games Announce Co-Publishing Agreement - Strategic Partnership Further Establishes Marvelous Entertainment Publishing Presence as Companies Join Forces to Bring to Market Popular Japanese Video Games
  5. ^ 当社子会社の業務提携に関するお知らせ
  6. ^ "Games being shown under the Marvelous and XSEED Games partnership". GameSpy.
  7. ^ 子会社株式の追加取得に関するお知らせ
  8. ^ "XSEED Games Announces Wide-Ranging Partnership with Nihon Falcom Strategic Deal Reflects Bringing the Popular Ys and The Legend of Heroes series to North America". XSEED Games.
  9. ^ Eric Caoili (2010-05-14). "XSeed, Nihon Falcom Partner To Bring Ys, Legend Of Heroes To North America". Gamasutra. Retrieved 2010-05-14.
  10. ^ "XSEED Games to Start Publishing on Steam".
  11. ^ 当社子会社によるIndex Digital Media,Inc.(米国)のオンラインゲーム事業取得に関するお知らせ
  12. ^ XSEED JKS, Inc. Becomes Marvelous USA, Inc.
  13. ^ "XSEED localizing latest Harvest Moon as Story of Seasons". Gematsu.
  14. ^ http://www.gamestop.com/nintendo-3ds/games/story-of-seasons/115266
  15. ^ "Senran Kagura 2 coming to North America on September 15". Nintendo Everything. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  16. ^ One PR Studio. "XSEED Games Reveals Plans for Trails of Cold Steel PC Version Alongside Launch Date for Trails in the Sky the 3rd". Gamasutra. UBM. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  17. ^ a b Games, XSEED. "The Definitive JRPG Experience Awaits As The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel and The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II Come West to PlayStation®4 in Early 2019 - XSEED Games". www.xseedgames.com. Retrieved 2018-10-01.
  18. ^ http://www.xseedgames.com/2016/12/09/shantae-half-genie-hero-dances-into-danger-starting-december-20/
  19. ^ http://gematsu.com/2016/10/fateextella-delayed-early-2017-north-america-noble-phantasm-edition-announced
  20. ^ XSEED Games [@XSEEDGames] (13 April 2017). "Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star is coming to Nintendo Switch! Launches July 25 in NA!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  21. ^ Moyse, Chris. "Cute adventure Freedom Planet hitting Switch this month". Destructoid. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  22. ^ "Senran Kagura Reflexions launches September 13 in North America - Gematsu". Gematsu. 2018-08-23. Retrieved 2018-08-23.
  23. ^ "Gal Metal launches October 30 in North America, November 2 in Europe - Gematsu". Gematsu. 2018-10-11. Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  24. ^ "London Detective Mysteria Opens the Door for Victorian-Era Romance on PlayStation®Vita on December 18 in North America and Europe". Gamasutra. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  25. ^ "XSEED Games Unveils a "Marvelous" Lineup of PC and Console Titles". xseedgames.com. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  26. ^ Romano, Sal. "Fate/Extella Link coming west this winter". Gematsu. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  27. ^ Romano, Sal. "Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin for PS4, PC coming to North America in 2018". Gematsu. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  28. ^ "XSEED Games Announces a Motley Quartet of PC, Console, and VR Titles For 2018". xseedgames.com. Retrieved 23 May 2018.

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