Codex Gamicus
Nihon Falcom
Basic Information

Nihon Falcom Corporation (日本ファルコム株式会社 Nihon Farukomu Kabushiki-gaisha?) is a Japanese computer game company. The company was founded in March 1981 by Masayuki Kato. Falcom has played a definite role in the growth and development of the Japanese personal computer software industry. The company released the first Japanese computer role-playing game in 1983 and followed with real-time action and adventure games as well as games with fully developed soundtracks.

Their flagship titles include the Dragon Slayer, The Legend of Heroes and Ys series. While most of Falcom's games have been ported to various video game consoles of all generations, they have only developed a few non-PC video games themselves.

Published works[]

System indicated reflects the first release (or concurrent releases) of the game.

English-Localized Products[]

Many of these titles were not developed by Falcom, and in some cases bear little resemblance to the original game.

  • Faxanadu (NES) Nintendo
  • Tombs & Treasure (NES) Brøderbund Software
  • Ancient Ys Vanished Omens (SMS) Sega
  • Ancient Land of Ys (DOS PC) Brøderbund Software
  • Legacy of the Wizard (NES) Brøderbund Software
  • Sorcerian (DOS PC) Brøderbund Software
  • Ys Book I & II (Turbo CD) NEC Home Entertainment
  • Ys III: Wanderers from Ys (Genesis) Renovation Productions
  • Ys III: Wanderers from Ys (Super NES) American Sammy
  • Ys III: Wanderers from Ys (Turbo CD, ) Turbo Technologies
  • Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes (Turbo CD) Turbo Technologies
  • Brandish (SNES) Koei
  • Magical Popful Mail Fantasy Adventure (Sega CD) Working Designs
  • Xanadu Next (N-Gage) Nokia
  • Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion (PSP) Namco Bandai Games
  • Legend of Heroes II: Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch (PSP) Namco Bandai Games
  • Legend of Heroes III: Song of the Ocean (PSP) Namco Bandai Games
  • Ys: The Ark of Napishtim (PS2 and PSP) Konami
  • Ys Book 1 (mobile) Hudson
  • Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure (PSP) Mastiff Games
  • Ys Book I & II (Virtual Console) Hudson
  • Legacy of Ys: Books I & II (DS) Atlus
  • Ys Seven (PSP) XSEED Games
  • Ys I & II Chronicles (PSP) XSEED Games
  • Ys: The Oath in Felghana (PSP) XSEED Games
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky: First Chapter (PSP) XSEED Games
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky: Second Chapter (PSP) XSEED Games
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky: Third Chapter (PSP) XSEED Games

Many Falcom games have been licensed and developed by other companies such as NEC, Hudson Soft, Epoch, Tokyo Shoseki (aka Tonkin House), Sega, RIOT, Victor, Koei and Konami, for various PC and video game systems.

See also[]

  • Masaya Hashimoto
  • Mieko Ishikawa
  • Yuzo Koshiro

External links[]

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