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From Software
Founded 1986
Industry Video game industry
Products Armored Core, Tenchu, Otogi, Lost Kingdoms, Lost Kingdoms II (Rune and Rune II in Japan), Chromehounds, King's Field, Demon's Souls
Employees 205 (as of April 2008)
Website From Software (Japanese)
From Software (English)

From Software is a Japanese video game developer and publisher founded in November 1986. They are the developers of the Armored Core series.

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Armored Core

With thirteen titles developed, Armored Core is From Software's largest franchise. The most recent title, Armored Core: For Answer or Armored Core 4A, was released on May 30, 2008.

Currently, Armored Core 5 is in production for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Games

From Software is well known for the Otogi and Tenchu series and has strong ties to Sega, which distributes many of their titles overseas. From Software is also the developer of the Xbox 360 game Chromehounds, as well as the role playing games Enchanted Arms and King's Field.

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Dreamcast

  • Frame Gride (no US release) - JP: Jul 15, 1999

DS

  • 2006
    • Tenchu: Dark Secret (Tenchu: Dark Shadow in Japan) - Aug 21, 2006 (JP: Apr 6, 2006)
  • 2007
    • Cookie & Cream (Kuri Kuri DS Otasuke Island in Japan) - US: June 29, 2007 (JP: March 29, 2007 )
  • No US Release
    • Numpla VOW - US: Unreleased (JP: Apr 26, 2007)
    • Iraroji Vow - US: Unreleased (JP: May 24, 2007)

GameCube

  • 2002
    • Lost Kingdoms (Rune in Japan) - May 27, 2002 (JP: Apr 25, 2002)
  • 2003

Mobile Phone

  • 2005
    • Tenchu Ninjitsu Gaiden - November 2005 (?)
  • Upcoming Releases
    • King's Field Mobile 2 - US: TBA (JP:TBA)
    • Armored Core Mobile 2 - US: Unknown (JP:TBA)
    • Armored Core Mobile Online - US: Unknown (JP:TBA)

PlayStation

  • 1995
  • 1996
  • 1997
  • 1998
    • Armored Core: Project Phantasma - Sept 30, 1998 (JP: Dec 4, 1997)
  • 1999
    • Echo Night - Jul 31, 1999 (?) (JP: Aug 13, 1998)
    • Echo Night II - Aug 4, 1999 (?) (JP: Aug 5, 1999)
    • Shadow Tower - Oct 31, 1999 (JP: June 25, 1998)
  • 2000
    • Armored Core: Master of Arena - Feb 29, 2000 (JP: Feb 4, 1999)
  • No US Release
    • King's Field (no US release) - JP: Dec 16, 1994
    • Spriggan: Lunar Verse (JP) (no US release) - JP: June 16, 1999 (JP only)

PlayStation 2

  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
    • Silent Line: Armored Core (Armored Core 3: Silent Line in Japan) - Jul 17, 2003 (JP: Jan 23, 2003)
    • Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven (Tenchu San in Japan) - Mar 3, 2003 (JP: Apr 24, 2003)
  • 2004
    • Echo Night: Beyond (Nebula: Echo Night in Japan) - July 27, 2004 (JP: Jan 22, 2004)
    • Armored Core: Nexus - Sept 28, 2004 (JP: Mar 18, 2004)
    • Kuon - Dec 7, 2004 (JP: Apr 1, 2004)
  • 2005
    • Tenchu: Fatal Shadows (Tenchu Kurenai in Japan) - Feb 15, 2005 (JP: July 22, 2004)
    • Armored Core: Nine Breaker - Sept 13, 2005 (JP: Oct 28, 2004)
  • 2006
    • Armored Core: Last Raven - June 13, 2006 (JP: Aug 4, 2005)
  • No US Release / Release Unknown
    • Shadow Tower Abyss (JP) (no US release) - JP: Oct 23, 2003
    • Yoshitsune Eiyuuden (The Story of Hero Yoshitsune) (no US release) - JP: Jan 13, 2005
    • A.C.E. Another Century's Episode (JP) (no US release) - JP: Jan 27, 2005
    • Armored Core: Formula Front (US release cancelled) - JP: Mar 3, 2005
    • Yoshitsune Eiyuuden Shura (JP) (no US release) - JP: Oct 27, 2005
    • A.C.E. Another Century's Episode 2 (JP) (no US release) - JP: Mar 30, 2006
    • A.C.E. Another Century's Episode 3 : The Final(JP) (no US release) - JP: Sep 6, 2007

PlayStation 3

Xbox

  • 2003
    • Murakumo: Renegade Mech Pursuit (Murakumo in Japan) - Mar 4, 2003 (JP: July 25, 2002)
    • Otogi: Myth of Demons (Otogi in Japan) - Aug 27, 2003 (JP: Dec 12, 2002)
  • 2004
    • Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors (Otogi: Hyakki Toubatsu Emaki in Japan) - Oct 21, 2004 (JP: Dec 25, 2003)
    • Tenchu: Return from Darkness (Tenchu San: Kaiki no Shou in Japan) - Mar 10, 2004 (JP: May 27, 2004)
  • No US Release
    • Thousand Land (no US release) - JP: Mar 20, 2003
    • Metal Wolf Chaos (no US release) - JP: Dec 22, 2004

Xbox 360

PlayStation Portable

  • 2005
    • Armored Core: Formula Front - Dec 15, 2005 (JP: Dec 12, 2004)
  • 2009
    • Tenchu: Shadow Assassins - US: February 3, 2009
    • Armored Core 3 - October 22, 2009 (JP: July 30, 2009)
    • Silent Line: Armored Core - JP: November 2009
  • 2010
    • Armored Core: Last Raven - JP: March 2010
  • No US Release

Wii

  • Tenchu: Shadow Assassins - US: February 5, 2009

PC

Cancelled Games

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From Software
Founded November 1986
Located Japan
Website http://www.fromsoftware.co.jp/

This Japanese developer is probably best known for the Armored Core, Enchanted Arms, Tenchu, and Otogi series.

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