Spike Chunsoft

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Spike Chunsoft
Native name
株式会社スパイク・チュンソフト
Kabushikigaisha Supaiku Chunsofuto
Formerly called
Chunsoft (1984–2012)
Subsidiary
Industry Video game industry
Founded April 9, 1984 (1984-04-09)[1]
Headquarters Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Koichi Nakamura (Chairman and CEO)
Mitsutoshi Sakurai (President and CEO)
Products
Number of employees
200[2] (2016)
Parent Dwango
Website spike-chunsoft.co.jp

Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd. (Japanese: 株式会社スパイク・チュンソフト, Hepburn: Kabushikigaisha Supaiku Chunsofuto) is a Japanese video game development and localization company specializing in role-playing video game and visual novels. The company was founded in 1984 as Chunsoft Co., Ltd and merged with Spike in 2012. It is owned by Dwango.[3]

The logo of Chunsoft before the Spike merger.

History[edit]

The company Chunsoft was founded by Koichi Nakamura, a video game designer and programmer who had clasped with Enix, the "Chun" in the company name, is from the company founder name's first kanji Naka (), meanwhile Naka is read as "Chun" in Japanese Mahjong.[4] Spike Chunsoft is the creator of the Mystery Dungeon series, the first five installments of the Dragon Quest series of role-playing video games, and the graphic adventure game series Danganronpa and Zero Escape.

In 2017, Spike Chunsoft established a North American subsidiary based in Long Beach, California to carry out future localization of its games in addition to projects developed by 5pb games parent company Mages under a newly formed partnership.[5]

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Developed as Spike Chunsoft[edit]

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Games localized for Japanese release[edit]

Games localized for Western release[edit]


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