CRI Middleware Co., Ltd.


As the name implies, CRI was set up to function as a research institute for the CSK group, whose primary holding was Sega. Apart from doing research into new media and formats and developing support tools for the software industry (mainly Sega and its third parties), it did also do some games development itself. When Sega was splitting of its divisions into separate companies, CRI merged with the AM2 division.

Since then, the company has been regrouped into CRI Middleware, focusing on what is the core business of the company, namely supplying the industry with tools for audio, video and 3-D.

Games using middleware from CRI

Also Known As

  • CSK Research Institute Corp. (from 1983 to 2001)


NieR: Automata(2017)
World of Final Fantasy(2016)
Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2(2016)
Pac-Man: Championship Edition 2(2016)
I am Setsuna(2016)
Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius(2016)
Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness(2016)
7th Dragon III: Code:VFD(2015)
Dragon Ball: Xenoverse(2015)
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric(2014)
République: Episode 3 - Ones and Zeroes(2014)
Bayonetta 2(2014)
Azure Striker Gunvolt(2014)
République: Episode 2 - Metamorphosis(2014)
Valkyria Chronicles: Remastered(2014)
One Piece: Unlimited World R(2013)
Daytona USA(2011)
Deardrops Distortion(2011)
Iron Man 2(2010)
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja 4(2009)
Crysis: Warhead(2008)
Space Invaders Get Even(2008)
Arcana Heart(2007)
Sega Ages 2500: Vol.30 - Galaxy Force II: Special Extended Edition(2007)
Garou: Mark of the Wolves(2001)
Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX(2001)
Surf Rocket Racers(2001)
Last Blade 2, The(2000)
Project Justice(2000)
Charge 'n Blast(2000)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2(2000)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater(2000)
King of Fighters: Evolution, The(2000)
AeroWings 2: Air Strike(2000)
Grand Theft Auto 2(2000)
Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX(2000)
Resident Evil 2(1999)
Cyber Troopers Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram(1999)
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure(1999)
Mortal Kombat Gold(1999)
TNN Motorsports Hardcore Heat(1999)
Kunoichi Torimonochō(1998)
Cyber Troopers Virtual On(1996)
Dyna Brothers 2: Sega Channel Special(1995)
Game no Kanzume: Otokuyō(1995)
Zaxxon's Motherbase 2000(1995)
CRI Gokan Pack(1994)

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Company Location (2008):

CRI Middleware Co., Ltd.
313 Minami Aoyama Bldg. 7F
3-13-18 Minami Aoyama
Minato-ku, Tokyo
107-0062, Japan

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