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FromSoftware
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Basic Information
Business Type
Kabushiki gaisha
Foundation
November 1, 1986
Product(s)
Armored Core, Tenchu, Otogi, Lost Kingdoms, Lost Kingdoms II (Rune and Rune II in Japan), Chromehounds, King's Field, Demon's Souls
Industry
Video game industry
No. of Employees
205 (as of April 2008)
Key People
Naotoshi Zin (CEO)
Head Office(s)
 JapanTokyo

FromSoftware, Inc. is a Japanese video game company founded in November 1986 known primarily for being the developers of the Armored Core, Otogi and Tenchu series.

Games[]

With thirteen titles developed, Armored Core is From Software's largest franchise. The most recent title, Armored Core: For Answer or Armored Core 4A, was released on September 16, 2008. Currently, Armored Core 5 and Project Dark are in production for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Besides Armored Core, From Software is well known for the Otogi and Tenchu series and has strong ties to Sega, which distributes many of their titles overseas. From Software is also the developer of the Xbox 360 game Chromehounds, as well as the role playing games Enchanted Arms and King's Field. In 2009, they released Demon's Souls, which brought them unprecedented exposure in North America.

Dreamcast[]

  • Frame Gride (no US release) - JP: Jul 15, 1999

Nintendo DS[]

  • 2006
    • Tenchu: Dark Secret (Tenchu: Dark Shadow in Japan) - Aug 21, 2006 (JP: Apr 6, 2006)
  • 2007
    • Cookie & Cream (Kuri Kuri DS Otasuke Island in Japan) - US: June 29, 2007 (JP: March 29, 2007 )
  • No US Release
    • Numpla VOW - US: Unreleased (JP: Apr 26, 2007)
    • Iraroji Vow - US: Unreleased (JP: May 24, 2007)

GameCube[]

  • 2002
  • 2003
    • Lost Kingdoms II (Rune II in Japan) - May 21, 2003 (JP: May 23, 2003)

Mobile Phone[]

  • 2005
    • Tenchu Ninjitsu Gaiden - November 2005 (?)
  • Upcoming Releases
    • King's Field Mobile 2 - US: TBA (JP:TBA)
    • Armored Core Mobile 2 - US: Unknown (JP:TBA)
    • Armored Core Mobile Online - US: Unknown (JP:TBA)

PlayStation[]

  • 1995
    • King's Field (US) (King's Field II in Japan) - Dec 31, 1995 (JP: Jul 21, 1995)
  • 1996
    • King's Field II (US) (King's Field III in Japan) - Oct 31, 1996 (JP: June 21, 1996)
  • 1997
  • 1998
    • Armored Core: Project Phantasma - Sept 30, 1998 (JP: Dec 4, 1997)
  • 1999
    • Echo Night - Jul 31, 1999 (?) (JP: Aug 13, 1998)
    • Echo Night II - Aug 4, 1999 (?) (JP: Aug 5, 1999)
    • Shadow Tower - Oct 31, 1999 (JP: June 25, 1998)
  • 2000
    • Armored Core: Master of Arena - Feb 29, 2000 (JP: Feb 4, 1999)
  • No US Release
    • King's Field (no US release) - JP: Dec 16, 1994
    • Spriggan: Lunar Verse (JP) (no US release) - JP: June 16, 1999 (JP only)

PlayStation 2[]

  • 2000
    • Eternal Ring - Oct 18, 2000 (JP: Mar 4, 2000)
    • Evergrace - Oct 24, 2000 (?) (JP: Apr 27, 2000)
    • Armored Core 2 - Oct 24, 2000 (?) (JP: Aug 3, 2000)
  • 2001
    • The Adventures of Cookie & Cream (Kuri Kuri Mix in Japan) - April 30, 2001 (JP: Dec 7, 2000)
    • Armored Core 2: Another Age - Aug 20, 2001 (JP: Apr 12, 2001)
  • 2002
    • Forever Kingdom (Evergrace II in Japan) - Jan 21, 2002 (JP: Jun 21, 2001)
    • King's Field: The Ancient City (King's Field IV in Japan) - Mar 25, 2002 (JP: Oct 4, 2001)
    • Armored Core 3 - Sept 5, 2002 (JP: Apr 4, 2002)
  • 2003
    • Silent Line: Armored Core (Armored Core 3: Silent Line in Japan) - Jul 17, 2003 (JP: Jan 23, 2003)
    • Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven (Tenchu San in Japan) - Mar 3, 2003 (JP: Apr 24, 2003)
  • 2004
    • Echo Night: Beyond (Nebula: Echo Night in Japan) - July 27, 2004 (JP: Jan 22, 2004)
    • Armored Core: Nexus - Sept 28, 2004 (JP: Mar 18, 2004)
    • Kuon - Dec 7, 2004 (JP: Apr 1, 2004)
  • 2005
    • Tenchu: Fatal Shadows (Tenchu Kurenai in Japan) - Feb 15, 2005 (JP: July 22, 2004)
    • Armored Core: Nine Breaker - Sept 13, 2005 (JP: Oct 28, 2004)
  • 2006
    • Armored Core: Last Raven - June 13, 2006 (JP: Aug 4, 2005)
  • No US Release / Release Unknown
    • Shadow Tower Abyss (JP) (no US release) - JP: Oct 23, 2003
    • Yoshitsune Eiyuuden (The Story of Hero Yoshitsune) (no US release) - JP: Jan 13, 2005
    • A.C.E. Another Century's Episode (JP) (no US release) - JP: Jan 27, 2005
    • Armored Core: Formula Front (US release cancelled) - JP: Mar 3, 2005
    • Yoshitsune Eiyuuden Shura (JP) (no US release) - JP: Oct 27, 2005
    • A.C.E. Another Century's Episode 2 (JP) (no US release) - JP: Mar 30, 2006
    • A.C.E. Another Century's Episode 3 : The Final(JP) (no US release) - JP: Sep 6, 2007

PlayStation 3[]

  • 2007
  • 2008
    • Armored Core for Answer - Sept 19, 2008 (JP: Mar 19, 2008)
  • 2009
  • 2010
    • 3D Dot Game Heroes - May 11, 2010 (JP: Nov 5, 2009)(Published in North America by Atlus)
    • Another Century's Episode: R - JP: August 19, 2010
  • In Development

Xbox[]

  • 2003
    • Murakumo: Renegade Mech Pursuit (Murakumo in Japan) - Mar 4, 2003 (JP: July 25, 2002)
    • Otogi: Myth of Demons (Otogi in Japan) - Aug 27, 2003 (JP: Dec 12, 2002)
  • 2004
    • Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors (Otogi: Hyakki Toubatsu Emaki in Japan) - Oct 21, 2004 (JP: Dec 25, 2003)
    • Tenchu: Return from Darkness (Tenchu San: Kaiki no Shou in Japan) - Mar 10, 2004 (JP: May 27, 2004)
  • No US Release
    • Thousand Land (no US release) - JP: Mar 20, 2003
    • Metal Wolf Chaos (no US release) - JP: Dec 22, 2004

Xbox 360[]

PlayStation Portable[]

  • 2005
  • 2009
    • Tenchu: Shadow Assassins - US: February 3, 2009
    • Armored Core 3 - October 22, 2009 (JP: July 30, 2009)
  • 2010
    • Silent Line: Armored Core - February 4, 2010 (JP: November 2009)
    • Armored Core: Last Raven - May 4, 2010 (JP: March 2010)
  • No US Release
    • Adventure Player (no US release) - JP: June 30, 2005
    • King's Field: Additional I (no US release) - JP: July 20, 2006 (?)
    • King's Field: Additional II (no US release) - JP: Aug 24, 2006 (?)
    • Tenchu: Time of the Assassins (Tenchu: Shinobi Taizen in Japan)

Wii[]

  • Tenchu: Shadow Assassins - US: February 5, 2009

PC[]

Cancelled games[]

References[]

External links[]

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