Psikyo was a Japanese game development studio, most likely established in 1993. Its first arcade game, Sengoku Ace
, was released in April 1994. The company is known for a number of shooters and Mahjongg
titles. Psikyo was acquired by X-Nauts
in mid-2002. In 2003 it was reported X-Nauts closed the Psikyo video game business in 2003, but that was later corrected. New releases carried the name X-Naut.Psikyo, but only as a label as the actual development work was outsourced to other teams.
Also Known As
- Psikyo -- Initial company name (circa 1993, until 2002)
One of Psikyo's trademarks was working with popular Japanese illustrators to design the characters for their games. Throughout their existence, Psikyo's games featured character illustrations from such artists as Mine Yoshizaki
, Katsuya Terada
, Range Murata
, Jun Tsukasa
, and Ugetsu Hakua
. There are even several books published in Japan featuring collections of these illustrations.