Westone Co., Ltd.


Westone is a Japanese video game developer based in Tokyo. The company was founded in May 1986 by Ryūichi Nishizawa and Michishito Ishizuka. It was initially called Escape, but later renamed to Westone, a name combined out of the initial characters of the founders' family names ("nishi" - west, and "ishi" - stone). The company is best known for developing the Wonder Boy games.

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