Ignition Entertainment Ltd. USA

Moby ID: 11565

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Ignition Entertainment Ltd. USA was the US division of the UK Ignition Entertainment Ltd.. It was formed on 22nd May 2006 and handled all overseas publishing activities. Initially based in Glendale, California, it later moved to Glenview, Illinois.

On 20th April 2007 the acquisition of the company by UTV Software Communications was completed and Ignition was renamed UTV Ignition Entertainment Ltd. The US division retained its name, but was referred to as "Ignition Entertainment Ltd. (lncorporated USA)" in financial reports.

In January 2011 the company announced to merge all USA publishing and development operations in a single office in Austin, Texas where its division UTV True Games was located. The development team of the former Ignition Florida studio also moved there. The location with both publishing and two development operations was informally referred to as Ignition Austin, with UTV Ignition Games as the official name.

A few months later, on 24th June 2011, the company announced to open a new USA headquarters in Marina Del Rey, California for all publishing activities. UTV Ignition's last press release was in March 2012 about Magical Drop V. All websites have been down and in April 2012 Atlus announced to take over the publishing of Dragon's Crown from Ignition. Even though no formal statement has been made, most likely all of UTV Ignition has been closed down.

Credited on 26 Games from 2002 to 2012

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Planet Crashers (2012 on Nintendo 3DS)
Order Up!! (2011 on PlayStation 3, iPhone, Android...)
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (2011 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3...)
Deadly Premonition (2010 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Arc Rise Fantasia (2009 on Wii)
The King of Fighters XII (2009 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Arcade)
Muramasa: The Demon Blade (2009 on Wii, PS Vita, Wii U)
Blue Dragon Plus (2009 on Nintendo DS)
Metal Slug 7 (2008 on Nintendo DS)
Nostalgia (2008 on Nintendo DS)
Tornado (2008 on Nintendo DS)
Teenage Zombies: "Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys" (2008 on Nintendo DS)
Lux-Pain (2008 on Nintendo DS)
Flipper Critters (2007 on Nintendo DS)
Obscure: The Aftermath (2007 on Windows, PlayStation 2, PSP...)
Bubble Bobble Double Shot (2007 on Nintendo DS)
New Zealand Story Revolution (2007 on Nintendo DS)
Vampire Rain (2007 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Mercury Meltdown (2006 on PlayStation 2, PSP, Wii...)
Animaniacs: The Great Edgar Hunt (2005 on PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube)

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October 10, 2007

The company announces a long term relationship with Marvelous Entertainment to bring several classic titles to the North American market on Nintendo DS and PSP platforms.

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