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Spike Chunsoft
株式会社スパイク・チュンソフト

The company's logo, since 2012.
The company's logo, since 2012.
Information
Type
Subsidiary
Industry
Planning • development • sales and operation of game content
Founded
2012
Location
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan Flag of Japan
Huntington Beach, California, United States Flag of the United States
Key people
Mitsutoshi Sakurai (President)
Hiroyuki Kaneko (Director)
Tatsuro Suzuki (Director)
Sadahiro Hayashi (Auditor)
Seiichiro Nagahata (Executive Officer)
Yasuhiro Iizuka (Executive Officer)
Yukida Koji (Executive Officer)
Norihiro Takahashi (Executive Officer)
Revenue
¥480.9 million
Operating income
¥2.1 billion (2023)[1]
Net income
¥764.3 million (2023)[1]
Total asset
¥4.6 billion (2023)[1]
# of employees
225 (2022)
Owner
Kadokawa Corporation
Parent
Dwango
Subsidiary
Spike Chunsoft, Inc. Flag of the United States
Status
Active


Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd. (Japanese: 株式会社スパイク・チュンソフト) is a Japanese video game development and localization company specializing in role-playing video games, visual novels, and adventure games. The company is the result of the merging of two older companies, Chunsoft and Spike, which happened in 2012.

History

Since the merging, the company kept working on new IPs with key people who are, or were part of one of the two companies before making their own company, such as the AI: The Somnium Files series (2019), and Master Detective Archives: Rain Code (2023). Simultaneously, they were also able to work on their existing franchises, made before the merging.

In 2017, Spike Chunsoft established a North American subsidiary based in Long Beach, California to carry out localization and publishing of its own games, in addition to games by its sister company 5pb./Mages under a newly formed partnership. Their first game under the Mages partnership was the Microsoft Windows version of Steins;Gate, taking over publishing of the game from Mages in 2018; they have since continued publishing further games in the Science Adventure series, including Steins;Gate 0 and Chaos;Child.

On July 16, 2020, NIS America announced that Danganronpa games on the PlayStation Store will be removed. Spike Chunsoft subsequently announced on July 22, 2020 that they will take on publishing the Danganronpa series outside of Japan.[2] Similarly, the Nintendo Switch and Steam release of Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate would not be released by Aksys but by their subsidiary. This let to a delisting of games not published by Spike Chunsoft but developed by them later on, such as the western Vita release of The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate who was delisted from the PlayStation Store in 2023.[3] By the middle of 2021, the company's income increased significantly thanks to the success of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX.[4]

Works in the Mystery Dungeon Franchise

Year Game Console Ref.
2012 Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer 4 Plus - The Eye of God and the Devil's Navel PSP
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity 3DS
2015 Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate Vita
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon 3DS
Etrian Mystery Dungeon 3DS
Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics PS4, Vita, Steam
2017 Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 3DS
2019 Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer iOS, Android
2020 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Switch
Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate Switch, Steam
2022 Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate iOS, Android

See Also

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