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Yuke's Co. Ltd.
Kabushiki gaisha
Industry Video game industry
Founded 26 February 1993; 25 years ago (1993-02-26)
Founder Yukinori Taniguchi
Headquarters Osaka, Japan
Products WWE 2K series (2000–)
Number of employees
184 (January 2011)
Website www.yukes.co.jp/en/

Yuke's Co. Ltd. (also known as Yuke's Future Media Creators) is a Japanese video game developer based in Osaka, Japan. It was established on 26 February 1993 by Yukinori Taniguchi. The company is best known for their development of the WWE 2K video game series.

One of the company's first games, the wrestling game Toukon Retsuden, was a best-seller in Japan.[1] Though Activision purchased the rights to publish the game in North America and began localization work,[1] only one game was localized, becoming Power Move Pro Wrestling.

From 2005 to 2012, Yuke's also owned 54% of New Japan Pro Wrestling, the top professional wrestling promotion in Japan. It was also their DVD production house.

Games developed[edit]

These are only the games that the company developed.[2]

Title Date Publisher(s) Platform(s) Region(s)
Shin Nippon Pro Wrestling: Toukon Retsuden 29 September 1995 Tomy PlayStation JP
Hermie Hopperhead: Scrap Panic 29 September 1995 SCEI PlayStation JP
Shin Nippon Pro Wrestling: Toukon Retsuden 2 20 December 1996 Tomy PlayStation JP
Ucchannanchan no Honō no Challenger: Denryū Iraira Bō 19 December 1997 Hudson Soft Nintendo 64 JP
Shin Nippon Pro Wrestling: Toukon Road - Brave Spirits 4 January 1998 Hudson Soft Nintendo 64 JP
Shin Nippon Pro Wrestling: Toukon Retsuden 3 26 March 1998 Tomy PlayStation JP
Soukaigi 28 May 1998 SquareSoft PlayStation JP
Shin Nippon Pro Wrestling: Toukon Road 2 - The Next Generation 26 December 1998 Hudson Nintendo 64 JP
Evil Zone 14 January 1999 Titus Software PlayStation JP, NA, EU
Last Legion UX 28 May 1999 Hudson Nintendo 64 JP
New Japan Pro Wrestling: Toukon Retsuden 4 2 September 1999 Tomy Dreamcast JP
Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage 16 December 1999 ASCII Corporation Dreamcast JP, NA, EU
WWF SmackDown! 2 March 2000 THQ PlayStation NA, EU, JP
WWF Royal Rumble 1 August 2000 THQ Arcade, Dreamcast NA, EU, JP
WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role 21 November 2000 THQ PlayStation NA, EU, JP
The Pro Wrestling 2 14 December 2000 D3 Publisher PlayStation JP
WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It 16 November 2001 THQ PlayStation 2 EU, NA, JP
EOE: Eve of Extinction 26 February 2002 Eidos Interactive PlayStation 2 NA, EU, JP
Edit Racing 28 March 2002 D3 Publisher PlayStation 2 JP
WWE WrestleMania X8 9 June 2002 THQ GameCube NA, JP, EU
WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth 31 October 2002 THQ PlayStation 2 NA, EU, JP
WWE WrestleMania XIX 8 September 2003 THQ GameCube NA, EU, JP
WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain 27 October 2003 THQ PlayStation 2 NA, EU, JP
Online Pro Wrestling 6 May 2004 Yuke's PlayStation 2 JP
WWE Day of Reckoning 30 August 2004 THQ GameCube NA, EU, JP
Berserk: Millennium Falcon Hen Seima Senki no Shō 7 October 2004 Sammy Corporation PlayStation 2 JP
WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2 November 2004 THQ PlayStation 2 NA, EU, JP
Rumble Roses 9 November 2004 Konami PlayStation 2 NA, JP, EU
D1 Grand Prix 17 February 2005 Yuke's PlayStation 2 JP, NA
WWE Day of Reckoning 2 29 August 2005 THQ GameCube NA, EU, JP
D1 Grand Prix 2005 20 October 2005 Yuke's PlayStation 2 JP
WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2006 11 November 2005 THQ PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable EU, NA, JP
Wrestle Kingdom 22 December 2005 Yuke's Xbox 360, PlayStation 2 JP
The Dog: Happy Life 27 April 2006 Yuke's PlayStation Portable JP
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007 10 November 2006 THQ PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable EU, NA, AUS, JP
The Dog Island 26 April 2007 Yuke's PlayStation 2, Wii JP
Wrestle Kingdom 2 10 May 2007 Yuke's PlayStation 2 JP
Go! Sports Ski 28 September 2007 SCEI PlayStation 3 JP, NA, EU, AUS
Neves 6 November 2007 Atlus Nintendo DS NA, JP, EU, AUS
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 9 November 2007 THQ PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, Xbox 360 EU, NA, AUS, JP
Soukou Kihei Votoms 15 November 2007 Bandai Namco Entertainment PlayStation 2 JP
Double D Dodgeball 16 July 2008 Yuke's Xbox 360 JP, NA, EU
Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Gundam Meisters 16 October 2008 Bandain Namco Games PlayStation 2 JP
Neverland Card Battles 27 October 2008 Idea Factory PlayStation Portable NA, JP
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 6 November 2008 THQ PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, Xbox 360 AUS, EU, NA, JP
WWE Legends of WrestleMania 19 March 2009 THQ PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iOS AUS, EU, NA, JP
UFC 2009 Undisputed 19 May 2009 THQ PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 NA, AUS, EU, JP
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 20 October 2009 THQ Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, Xbox 360 NA, AUS, EU, JP
UFC Undisputed 2010 25 May 2010 THQ PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable NA, AUS, EU, JP
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 26 October 2010 THQ PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, Xbox 360 NA, AUS, EU, JP
Real Steel 12 October 2011 Yuke's PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 EU, NA, JP
WWE '12 22 November 2011 THQ PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360 NA, AUS, EU, JP
UFC Undisputed 3 14 February 2012 THQ PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 NA, EU, AUS, JP
WWE '13 30 October 2012 THQ PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360 NA, AUS, EU, JP
Pacific Rim 12 October 2011 Yuke's Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 NA, EU, JP
WWE 2K14 29 October 2013 2K Games PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 NA, EU, AUS, JP
WWE 2K15 28 October 2014 2K Games PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One NA, AUS, EU, JP
WWE 2K16 27 October 2015 2K Games PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows NA, AUS, EU, JP
WWE 2K17 11 October 2016 2K Games PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows NA, EU, AUS, JP
WWE 2K18 13 October 2017 2K Games Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch NA, EU, AUS, JP
Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain 2018 D3 Publisher PlayStation 4 JP

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Buyers Beware". GamePro. No. 98. IDG. November 1996. p. 24. 
  2. ^ "Yuke's Company Information". GameFAQs. Retrieved 8 November 2017. 

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