|Type||Subsidiary of Marvelous|
(President and CEO)
|Parent||AQ Interactive (2007–2011)|
Xseed Games is an American video game company founded by former members of Square Enix USA. It later became a subsidiary of the Japanese game company Marvelous, providing the localization and publishing services for video games and related materials.
In 2007, AQ Interactive, Inc. announced the acquisition of Xseed Games, with share transfer before June. The deal was signed on April 24, and the share transfer was completed on June 26. Xseed Games joined the forces with Marvelous Entertainment (MMV) to co-publish their games in North America in 2008. 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.
In 2009 on April 1, AQ Interactive announced increasing its stake of Xseed Games from 55% to 90% on the day of announcement. On April 14, 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 the Trails in the Sky trilogy for the PlayStation Portable in North America.
Xseed Games published Ys: The Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin on the Steam digital distribution platform in 2012 as their first release. In March 2013, Index Corporation's Atlus Online Division online business unit was purchased by Marvelous AQL and transferred to Xseed. Later on April 6, Xseed Games announced its business name was changed to Marvelous USA, Inc.
In 2019, former Xseed localization producer Brittany Avery discovered that she was not credited for her work on the enhanced PlayStation 4 port of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel after leaving the company the previous year. As a result, Xseed revealed their policy of not crediting staff members in games if they are no longer employed at the company at the time it releases. The practice, also done by some other companies in the industry, was widely criticized.
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- "Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Dances into Danger Starting December 20". 2016-12-09.
- "Fate/Extella delayed to early 2017 in North America, Noble Phantasm Edition announced". 2016-10-05.
- XSEED Games [@XSEEDGames] (13 April 2017). "Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star is coming to Nintendo Switch! Launches July 25 in NA!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
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- "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.
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- XSEEDGames (2019-02-19). "Return to the Battle for the Future, Fate/EXTELLA LINK Launches on PC and Consoles on March 19". XSEED Games. Retrieved 2019-02-20.
- Nelva, Giuseppe (2019-03-22). "Corpse Party: Sweet Sachiko's Hysteric Birthday Bash Releasing in the West in April". Twinfinite. Retrieved 2019-03-22.
- "XSEED Games Reveals August 14 Release Date for SENRAN KAGURA Peach Ball on PC". www.gamasutra.com. Retrieved 2019-07-31.
- "BurgerTime Party releasing October 8th". Nintendo Wire. 2019-09-12. Retrieved 2019-11-17.
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- "Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient Chapter 1 launches October 23 in the west". Gematsu. 2019-10-10. Retrieved 2019-11-17.
- "Heroland adds PC version, launches December 3 in the west". Gematsu. 2019-11-14. Retrieved 2019-11-17.
- McWhertor, Michael (2020-02-03). "Switch mech game Daemon X Machina coming to Steam". Polygon. Retrieved 2020-02-03.
- XSEEDGames (2020-01-23). "Prepare for Adventure: XSEED Games to Launch Rune Factory 4 Special on February 25, 2020". XSEED Games. Retrieved 2020-01-28.
- "Granblue Fantasy: Versus to Launch March 3 on PlayStation 4 in North America". www.gamasutra.com. Retrieved 2020-01-31.
- "Granblue Fantasy Versus is Coming to PC via Steam on March 13, 2020". Siliconera. 2020-02-27. Retrieved 2020-03-13.
- XSEED Games [@XSEEDGames] (2020-05-31). "Cultivate your perfect farm life in #STORYOFSEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town, coming July 14th, 2020! Dig up new friendships and begin your charming farm adventure this summer on #NintendoSwitch. Are you ready for Strawberry Hanako? 👀🍓🐮 ▶️ t.co/buMmEiSn5q t.co/0WZj4JHjkq" (Tweet). Retrieved 2021-01-09 – via Twitter.
- XSEED Games [@XSEEDGames] (2020-07-17). "This summer, dive into fierce competition and heartwarming racing drama via Kandagawa Jet Girls, the new aquatic racer making a splash on #PlayStation4 and #PC! 🌊 Get ready for Kandagawa #JetGirls, coming 8/25/2020: t.co/cIlYHMumFm ▶️ Steam: t.co/lbAst9FyvM t.co/bjUmbxwoGA" (Tweet). Retrieved 2021-01-09 – via Twitter.
- XSEED Games [@XSEEDGames] (2020-10-09). "💥 #UPPERS is coming to #WindowsPC exclusively via @Steam on October 21, 2020! 💥 Follow the tale of violence, betrayal, and redemption as these brawlers fight to be the strongest on Last Resort Island: t.co/b6Ub7FLBPh Steam Page: t.co/34wLgIafKE t.co/Lt3g2BYiJs" (Tweet). Retrieved 2021-01-09 – via Twitter.
- SUDA51/須田剛一 [@suda_51] (2020-10-28). "NMH1 & NMH2 are releasing on the Nintendo Switch TODAY! Check out the Nintendo eShop now! t.co/0THAzlg6PV #NoMoreHeroes #NoMoreHeroes2 t.co/hYqbOD7STf" (Tweet). Retrieved 2021-01-09 – via Twitter.
- Gerblick, Jordan (December 11, 2019). "Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin has been delayed until 2020". GamesRadar+. Retrieved December 11, 2019.
- XSEED Games [@XSEEDGames] (2020-10-28). "Let's head to Olive Town, a charming seaside town on the edge of the untamed frontier! Build your farm from the ground up in STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town, coming March 23, 2021 to #NintendoSwitch. #STORYOFSEASONS 🌲 t.co/XPSt9ohimA t.co/Few190ieHt" (Tweet). Retrieved 2021-01-09 – via Twitter.
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- "Rune Factory 5 launches March 22, 2022 in North America, March 25 in Europe". 23 September 2021.
- "Marvelous announces survival action game Deadcraft for PS5, Xbox Series, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC". Gematsu. April 21, 2022.
- @XSEEDGames (15 April 2022). "Our favorite otaku assassin returns! Travis Touchdown has been forced out of retirement to defend not only Santa De…" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- White, Lucas (13 June 2020). "Xseed Games is Partnering With Voracious Games to Support and Publish Potionomics". Siliconera. Retrieved 7 April 2021.