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Spike Company
Spike
Native name
Kabushiki gaisha (defunct)
IndustryVideo games
FateMerged with Chunsoft
SuccessorSpike Chunsoft
FoundedDecember 1989; 30 years ago (1989-12)
DefunctApril 1, 2012; 7 years ago (2012-04-01)
HeadquartersMeguro, Tokyo, Japan
ParentDwango
Websitewww.spike-chunsoft.co.jp/ Edit this on Wikidata

Spike Co., Ltd. (, Kabushiki-gaisha Supaiku) was a Japanese video game developer and publisher. Most of the staff were part of Human Entertainment.[1] Human's Fire Pro Wrestling series was acquired by Spike after Human ceased operations. In April 2012, the company merged with Chunsoft to become Spike Chunsoft.

History

Spike was founded in December 1989 as Mizuki Ltd. (?, Y?gen-gaisha Mizuki)[2] Its name was changed to Mizuki Co., Ltd. (?, Kabushiki-gaisha Mizuki) on October 18, 1991[3] and then to Spike Co., Ltd. in April 1997. In 2005, it was bought by Dwango. In 2012, it merged with its sister company Chunsoft and became Spike Chunsoft.

Subsidiaries

Vaill () was a development subsidiary established in October 1999, though eventually absorbed back into them.[4][5] It was seemingly unrelated to the Vaill Corporation established in 2005.[6]

Games developed

Title Publisher(s) Platform(s) Release date Localized
Yuuyami Doori Tankentai Spike PlayStation October 7, 1999 No
Super Fire Pro Wrestling CB Spike PlayStation March 2000 No
Fire Pro Wrestling A Spike Game Boy Advance March 21, 2001 Yes
Crimson Tears Capcom PlayStation 2 April 22, 2004 Yes
King of Colosseum II Spike PlayStation 2 September 9, 2004 No
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi Bandai PlayStation 2 October 6, 2005 Yes
LifeSigns: Surgical Unit Spike Nintendo DS October 20, 2005 Yes
Fire Heroes 505 Games PlayStation 2 November 16, 2005 Yes
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 Bandai PlayStation 2 October 5, 2006 Yes
Wii November 19, 2006 Yes
Necro-Nesia Spike Wii December 2, 2006 Yes
Elvandia Story Spike PlayStation 2 April 26, 2007 No
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 Bandai PlayStation 2 October 4, 2007 Yes
Wii October 4, 2007 Yes
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast Namco Bandai Games PlayStation 3 November 9, 2009 Yes
Xbox 360 November 9, 2009 Yes
Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team Namco Bandai Games PlayStation Portable September 30, 2010 Yes
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 Namco Bandai Games PlayStation 3 November 2, 2010 Yes
Xbox 360 November 2, 2010 Yes
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Spike PlayStation Portable November 25, 2010 yes
Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi Namco Bandai Games PlayStation 3 October 25, 2011 Yes
Xbox 360 October 25, 2011 Yes
Conception: Ore no Kodomo o Undekure![7] Spike Chunsoft PlayStation Portable April 26, 2012 No
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Spike Chunsoft PlayStation Portable July 26, 2012 Yes

Games published in Japan

Published

Localized

References

  1. ^ Szczepaniak, John (2015). The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers. S.M.G. Szczepaniak. p. 266. ISBN 9780992926007. OCLC 890601504.
  2. ^ "Profile: History". Spike.
  3. ^ "Profile". Spike.
  4. ^ ?(2000-04-01 - 2001-03-31)
  5. ^ Introduction
  6. ^ " | ? ?".
  7. ^ Spencer (October 25, 2011). "Spike's Upcoming RPG Is All About Making Babies". Siliconera. Retrieved 2012.

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