KOEI Co., Ltd.

Moby ID: 1420

  • Koei Micom System (from 1978 to 1983)

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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 no Yabō 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.

Credited on 226 Games from 1981 to 2012

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Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 (2012 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U)
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 (2011 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage (2010 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Sangokushi DS 3 (2010 on Nintendo DS, iPhone, Android...)
Samurai Warriors 3 (2009 on Wii)
Nobunaga no Yabō: Tendō (2009 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires (2009 on PSP, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce (2009 on PSP, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3...)
Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Yume no Ukihashi Special (2009 on PlayStation 2)
Monster Racers (2009 on Nintendo DS)
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 (2008 on PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Prey the Stars (2008 on Nintendo DS)
Dynasty Warriors 6 (2008 on PlayStation 2, PSP)
Pop Cutie! Street Fashion Simulation (2008 on Nintendo DS)
Nobunaga no Yabō DS 2 (2008 on iPhone, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS...)
Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 4 (2008 on Wii, PlayStation 2)
Warriors Orochi 2 (2008 on PlayStation 2, PSP, Xbox 360...)
Nobunaga no Yabō: Kakushin with Power Up Kit & Sangokushi 11 with Power Up Kit (Twin Pack) (2008 on Wii, PlayStation 2)
G1 Jockey 4 (2008 on PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3)
Dynasty Warriors 6 (2007 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)

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History +

October 25, 2005

The formation of KOEI Canada, Inc. is announced, the headquarters for the company's North American product development.

September 2001

Established KOEI CANADA Inc. in Toronto, Canada.

January 2000

Established Koei Korea Corporation in Seoul, Korea.

January 1998

Established software distribution company, KOEI NET CO., LTD.

December 1997

Nippon Dexter's distributor business is transferred to Koei subsidiary Koei Soft Co., Ltd. Combined with a cash transfusion into the subsidiary, Koei Soft is renamed into Koei Net Co., Ltd.

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Trivia +

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

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