PlatinumGames

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PlatinumGames
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Founded 2006
Parent company / owner N/A
Divisions / Subsidiaries N/A
Website www.platinumgames.com

PlatinumGames Inc is a Japanese development studio based in Osaka, Japan. It was founded by and is mostly made up of key members of Capcom's former Clover Studio. The company's name comes from the studio's desire to "provide gamers worldwide with games of the highest quality", their logo being derived from "Pt", the atomic symbol for platinum.[1]

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History

Originally named Seeds, Inc., the studio was founded on August 1, 2006, by former major Clover Studio employees Atsushi Inaba, Shinji Mikami, and Hideki Kamiya after they had left Capcom.[2] After the founding, Capcom shut down Clover Studio[3], with several more former employees transitioning to Seeds. Later, in September 2007, the studio merged with ODD Corporation, prompting them to change their name to PlatinumGames.[4]

At the end of March 2016, company president and CEO Tatsuya Minami stepped down from his position and left the company, replaced by executive director Kenichi Sato.[5]

Games published by Nintendo

Game Year Console
The Wonderful 101 2013 Wii U
Bayonetta 2
(Bayonetta)
2014 Wii U
Star Fox Zero 2016 Wii U
Star Fox Guard 2016 Wii U

External links

References

  1. ABOUT OUR NAME. PlatinumGames Inc. Official WebSite. Retrieved August 14, 2017.
  2. Clover Reborn. IGN (February 15, 2007). Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  3. CAPCOM | Press Release 2006. Capcom. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  4. Seeds officially changes their name to Platinum Games. Destructoid (September 28, 2007). Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  5. President of Star Fox Zero dev PlatinumGames steps down. Polygon (April 21, 2016). Retrieved August 14, 2017.


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Presidents
Managers, etc. Internal
Subsidiaries
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  • ND Cube: Hidetoshi Endo
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