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)


Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius(2016)
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)
One Piece: Unlimited World R(2013)
Daytona USA(2011)
Deardrops Distortion(2011)
Sega Genesis Classics 2(2010)
Iron Man 2(2010)
Crysis: Warhead(2008)
Crysis (Special Edition)(2007)
Sega Ages 2500: Vol.30 - Galaxy Force II: Special Extended Edition(2007)
Surf Rocket Racers(2001)
Charge 'n Blast(2000)
AeroWings 2: Air Strike(2000)
Cyber Troopers Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram(1999)
TNN Motorsports Hardcore Heat(1999)
Kunoichi Torimonochō(1998)
Cyber Troopers Virtual On(1996)
Dyna Brothers 2: Sega Channel Special(1995)
Zaxxon's Motherbase 2000(1995)
Game no Kanzume: Otokuyō(1995)
CRI Gokan Pack(1994)
Puyo Puyo(1994)
Wing Commander(1994)
Yumimi Mix(1993)
Dyna Brothers 2(1993)
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra(1993)
Mega lo Mania(1993)
Dyna Brothers(1992)
Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe(1992)
After Burner III(1992)
Galaxy Force II(1991)
Last Survivor(1990)
Lupin Sansei: Hong Kong no Mashu - Fukushū wa Meikyū no Hate ni(1990)
After Burner(1989)
Turbo Out Run(1989)


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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