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Koei Tecmo

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Koei Tecmo
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Predecessor N/A
Successor N/A
Founded 2009
Defunct N/A
Parent company / owner Koei Tecmo Holdings
Divisions / Subsidiaries Gust, Omega Force, Team Ninja, Kou Shibusawa, Ruby Party

Koei Tecmo is a Japanese video game developer 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.


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.

Following continued operating losses, president and CEO Kenji Matsubara officially resigned on November 30, 2010. His position was filled by co-founder of Koei Yoichi Erikawa.[8]

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.[9]

Games published by Nintendo[edit]

Game Year Console
Dynasty Warriors Advance* 2005 Game Boy Advance
Zero: Tsukihami no Kamen 2008 Wii
Samurai Warriors 3* 2009 Wii
Metroid: Other M* 2010 Wii
Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir 2012 Nintendo 3DS
Pokémon Conquest 2012 Nintendo DS
Project Zero 2: Wii Edition 2012 Wii
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge* 2012 Wii U
Hyrule Warriors* 2014 Wii U
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water 2014 Wii U
Hyrule Warriors Legends* 2016 Nintendo 3DS
Fire Emblem Warriors* 2017 Nintendo Switch / New Nintendo 3DS
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order* 2019 Nintendo Switch
Fire Emblem: Three Houses 2019 Nintendo Switch
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity* 2020 Nintendo Switch
Buddy Mission BOND 2021 Nintendo Switch

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  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. (February 8, 2011). Retrieved March 15, 2017.
  8. Koei Founder Taking Over as Tecmo Koei CEO. Andriasang (November 8, 2010). Archived on February 13, 2011. Retrieved March 17, 2018.
  9. Tecmo Koei Renamed to Koei Tecmo in America and Europe. TecnoBuffalo (July 2, 2014). Retrieved March 15, 2017.

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