KOEI Co., Ltd.


KOEI Co., Ltd. was first established on July 25, 1978 at Imafuku-cho, Ashikaga City. For the next two years they commenced PC sales and development of special-order business software.

KOEI maintains operations in Japan, the U.S., Canada, China, Korea and Taiwan. The company employs over five hundred people worldwide, with the a total capital of 8,977,000,000 Yen (as of Mar. 2001). Their first major success was when they published Nobunaga's Ambition in March 1983, which in the following years won many national and international awards.

KOEI is best known for their games in the grand strategy genre, most notably the Historical Simulation games which include, among others, the long-running Romance of the Three Kingdoms series. However, they also produced Japan's earliest games with role-playing elements, such as Dragon and Princess (1982), Khufu-Ō no Himitsu and Ken to Mahō (1983). In 1982 KOEI also released the first eroge Night Life, followed by a few other adult games in different genres.

Also Known As

  • Koei Micom System (from 1978 to 1983)


Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2(2013)
Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage(2010)
Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires(2009)
Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce(2009)
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2(2008)
Dynasty Warriors 6(2008)
Pop Cutie! Street Fashion Simulation(2008)
Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 4(2008)
Fatal Inertia(2008)
Dynasty Warriors 6(2007)
Dynasty Warriors DS: Fighter's Battle(2007)
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner - Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army(2007)
Sangokushi 11 with Power Up Kit(2007)
Warriors Orochi(2007)
Musō Orochi (Treasure Box)(2007)
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam(2007)
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI(2007)
Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories(2006)
Gitaroo Man Lives!(2006)
WinBack 2: Project Poseidon(2006)
Dynasty Warriors Vol.2(2006)
Dynasty Warriors 5: Empires(2006)
Warship Gunner 2(2006)
Dynasty Warriors 5(2005)
Zill O'll Infinite(2005)
Nobunaga's Ambition: Iron Triangle(2005)
Dynasty Warriors Advance(2005)
Phantom Brave(2005)
Shin Sangoku Musō Premium Box(2005)
Kessen III(2004)
Dynasty Warriors(2004)
Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires(2004)
Romance of the Three Kingdoms X(2004)
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness(2004)
Nobunaga's Ambition: Rise to Power(2004)
Crimson Sea 2(2004)
Samurai Warriors(2004)
Dynasty Warriors 4: Xtreme Legends(2004)
Dynasty Tactics 2(2003)
Winning Post 5: Maximum 2003(2003)
Naval Ops: Warship Gunner(2003)
G1 Jockey 3(2003)
Romance of the Three Kingdoms IX(2003)
Dynasty Warriors 4(2003)
P.T.O. - Pacific Theater of Operations IV(2003)
Dynasty Warriors 3: Xtreme Legends(2003)
Mystic Heroes(2002)
Mystic Heroes(2002)
Winning Post 5: Maximum 2002(2002)

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Koei's company name is an anagram of "Keio University", the school where the founders had studied together.

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