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. 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. Although the deal initially faced some opposition from shareholders, it was finally approved by late January 2009, and both companies transferred stock to a new holdings company, Tecmo Koei Holdings.
In March 2010, Koei and Tecmo's development divisions were spun off into their own subsidiaries.
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.
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.
Tecmo Koei announced a global name change to Koei Tecmo in July of 2014.
Games published by Nintendo
|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|
Koei Tecmo on other NIWA Wikis:
- UPDATE 3-Tecmo rejects Square Enix, eyes Koei merger. Reuters (September 4, 2008). Retrieved March 15, 2017.
- Tecmo and Koei's merger finally complete. Engadget (November 18, 2008). Retrieved March 15, 2017.
- Koei, Tecmo Merger Finalized Under $207 Million Deal. Gamasutra (November 18, 2008). Retrieved March 15, 2017.
- Major Tecmo Shareholder Opposes Koei Merger. Gamasutra (December 26, 2008). Retrieved March 15, 2017.
- Tecmo Koei Merger Creates Koei Tecmo Holdings. Kotaku (January 26, 2009). Retrieved March 15, 2017.
- Shareholders approve Koei/Tecmo merger. Engadget (January 27, 2009). Retrieved March 15, 2017.
- Tecmo Koei Swallows Tecmo and Koei. Andriasang.com (February 8, 2011). Retrieved March 15, 2017.
- Koei Founder Taking Over as Tecmo Koei CEO. Andriasang (November 8, 2010). Archived on February 13, 2011. Retrieved March 17, 2018.
- Tecmo Koei Renamed to Koei Tecmo in America and Europe. TecnoBuffalo (July 2, 2014). Retrieved March 15, 2017.