Flight-Plan was a game development studio based in Gifu, Japan, run by Masami Watanabe
. The company was established in September 1989, and worked for many years as a contract developer for NEC
In 1998, they released Black/Matrix
with NEC Interchannel, which would become their first major franchise, comprising four titles. The fourth game, Black/Matrix 00
, was the very last original title released for the PlayStation in Japan in 2004.
2000 saw the release of Summon Night
, which would become Flight-Plan's flagship series. The company would produce a total of eleven entries in the series, including spinoffs, in as many years.
In their later years, Flight-Plan began to self-publish their own original titles, including Dragon Shadow Spell
and Sacred Blaze
, but these efforts were not as successful as hoped. The company was forced to close down in mid-2010. Their last released title was Summon Night Granthese
, a 3D action RPG set in the Summon Night
After Flight-Plan's dissolution, former staff would go on to start a number of studios, including Felistella
), which would continue to develop the Summon Night
series for Banpresto, and Apollosoft
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