Koei Tecmo

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Koei Tecmo

Founded 2009
Parent company / owner Koei Tecmo Holdings
Divisions / Subsidiaries Gust Co. Ltd, Omega Force, Team Ninja, Kou Shibusawa, Ruby Party
Website www.koeitecmo.co.jp

Koei Tecmo is a Japanese video game development studio and publisher, most well-known for franchises such as Dynasty Warriors, Dead or Alive, and Ninja Gaiden. Based in Yokohama, the company was founded in 2009 as the result of a merger between Koei and Tecmo.

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History

In September 2008, Tecmo announced plans to merge with Koei, following the refusal of a buyout offer from Square Enix.[1] The details of the deal were later finalized by both companies, who agreed to a stock merger worth ¥20 billion (USD$207 million) effective April 1.[2][3] Although the deal initially faced some opposition from shareholders[4], it was finally approved by late January 2009, and both companies transferred stock to a new holdings company, Tecmo Koei Holdings.[5][6]

In March 2010, Koei and Tecmo's development divisions were spun off into their own subsidiaries.[7]

In April of 2010, Tecmo was officially disbanded and dissolved into Koei, which was renamed to Tecmo Koei Games.

In February of 2011, Tecmo Koei announced that its previously spun-off game development subsidiaries would be merged into Tecmo Koei Games effective April 1.[7]

Tecmo Koei announced a global name change to Koei Tecmo in July of 2014.[8]

Games published by Nintendo

Game Year Console
Zero: Tsukihami no Kamen 2008 Wii
Samurai Warriors 3* 2009 Wii
Metroid: Other M* 2010 Wii
Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir 2012 Nintendo 3DS
Project Zero 2: Wii Edition 2012 Wii
Hyrule Warriors* 2014 Wii U
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water 2015 Wii U
Hyrule Warriors Legends* 2016 Nintendo 3DS
Fire Emblem Warriors* 2017 Nintendo Switch / New Nintendo 3DS

External links

References

  1. UPDATE 3-Tecmo rejects Square Enix, eyes Koei merger. Reuters (September 4, 2008). Retrieved March 15, 2017.
  2. Tecmo and Koei's merger finally complete. Engadget (November 18, 2008). Retrieved March 15, 2017.
  3. Koei, Tecmo Merger Finalized Under $207 Million Deal. Gamasutra (November 18, 2008). Retrieved March 15, 2017.
  4. Major Tecmo Shareholder Opposes Koei Merger. Gamasutra (December 26, 2008). Retrieved March 15, 2017.
  5. Tecmo Koei Merger Creates Koei Tecmo Holdings. Kotaku (January 26, 2009). Retrieved March 15, 2017.
  6. Shareholders approve Koei/Tecmo merger. Engadget (January 27, 2009). Retrieved March 15, 2017.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Tecmo Koei Swallows Tecmo and Koei. Andriasang.com (February 8, 2011). Retrieved March 15, 2017.
  8. Tecmo Koei Renamed to Koei Tecmo in America and Europe. TecnoBuffalo (July 2, 2014). Retrieved March 15, 2017.


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