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)
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.
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. 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. By the middle of 2021, the company's income increased significantly thanks to the success of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX.
Works in the Mystery Dungeon Franchise
|Aksys Games • Bandai Namco (Bandai • Namco) • Creatures Inc. • h.a.n.d. • Konami • Neverland • Nintendo • NIS America • Overlap • The Pokémon Company • Rakish • Sega (Atlus) • Spike Chunsoft (Chunsoft • Spike) • Shogakugan • Square Enix (Enix • SquareSoft) • VIZ Media|
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- Jenni Lada (July 22, 2020). Spike Chunsoft Will Handle Older Danganronpa Game Publishing Duties. Silicon Era. Retrieved on August 21, 2023.
- HandMaskTar (August 15, 2023). Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate. Delisted Games. Retrieved on August 21, 2023.
- スパイク・チュンソフト、21年3月期の決算は最終利益が183％増の6億7200万円…『ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 救助隊DX』が貢献 (ja). gamebiz (July 13, 2021). Retrieved on August 21, 2023.