Contrail (company)

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Contrail, Inc.
Subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment
IndustryComputer and video games
FateOperations merged into SCEI
Founded16 October 1997
Defunct1 August 2000
Key people
Takahiro Kaneko
ServicesVideo game production
Number of employees
ParentSony Computer Entertainment

Contrail was a Japanese video game production company best known for their work on Legend of Legaia and Wild Arms 2.

It was formed on 16 October 1997 as an internal production studio of Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. with Takahiro Kaneko as head.[1] Between 1998 and 2000, Contrail oversaw the development of several PlayStation titles from external developers until SCEI integrated its operations back into the main company in August 2000.[2]

Games produced[edit]

Game Release date Developer Platform
Legend of Legaia 29 October 1998 Prokion PlayStation
Tamago de Puzzle 20 May 1999 Matrix Software
Linda3 Again (The Best release) 3 June 1999 Alfa System
Ore no Shikabane wo Koete Yuke 17 June 1999 Alfa System
Wild Arms 2 2 September 1999 Media.Vision
Alundra 2: A New Legend Begins 18 November 1999 Matrix Software
Tiny Bullets 13 April 2000 Kuusoukagaku Corp.
Boku no Natsuyasumi 22 June 2000 Millennium Kitchen


  1. ^ a b "Digital entertainment and software production companies founded" (PDF) (in Japanese). Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. 14 October 1997. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Personnel reform and reorganisation announcement" (PDF) (in Japanese). Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. 1 August 2000. Retrieved 1 August 2016.

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