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Tecmo, Ltd.

Also Known As +

  • Tehkan Ltd. (from 1981-07-31 to 1986)

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Tecmo was founded on July 31st 1967 in Japan, initially as a supplier of cleaning equipment. In the field of electronic games, the company has been focusing on the arcades throughout much of its history. Tecmo is known for Ninja Gaiden, Dead or Alive, Fatal Frame, and other series.

Credited on 135 Games from 1981 to 2010

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A Topsy Turvy Life: The Turvys Strike Back (2010 on Nintendo DSi)
A Topsy Turvy Life: Turvy Drops (2010 on Nintendo DSi)
Fret Nice (2010 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP)
Again (2009 on Nintendo DS)
Rakushō! Pachi-Slot Sengen 6: Rio 2 - Cruising Vanadis (2009 on PlayStation 2)
DS Nishimura Kyōtarō Suspense 2: Shin Tantei Series - Kanazawa, Hakodate, Gokkan no Kyōkoku: Fukushū no Kage (2008 on Nintendo DS)
Nostalgia (2008 on Nintendo DS)
Monster Rancher DS (2008 on Nintendo DS)
Ninja Gaiden II (2008 on Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword (2008 on Nintendo DS)
Super Swing Golf Season 2 (2007 on Wii)
DS Nishimura Kyōtarō Suspense: Shin Tantei Series - Kyōto, Atami, Zekkai no Kotō: Satsui no Wana (2007 on Nintendo DS)
Ninja Gaiden Sigma (2007 on PlayStation 3, PS Vita)
Rakushō! Pachi-Slot Sengen 5: Rio Paradise (2007 on PlayStation 2)
Dead or Alive: Xtreme 2 (2006 on Xbox 360)
Tokobot Plus: Mysteries of the Karakuri (2006 on PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3)
Gallop Racer 2006 (2006 on PlayStation 2)
Rakushō! Pachi-Slot Sengen 4: Shin Mogumogu Fūrin Kazan - Rio de Carnival (2006 on PlayStation 2)
Dead or Alive 4 (2005 on Xbox 360)
Monster Rancher EVO (2005 on PlayStation 2)

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History +

April 1981

The company releases its first own game, a vertical space shooter called Pleiades.


The company changes its name to Tehkan.

March 1970

First own amusement installation in a bowling centre in Chiba prefecture.

July 1969

The company starts selling amusement machines.

July 31st, 1967

Company founded.

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Trivia +

Tecmo was formerly known as Tehkan, itself a contraction of the much older company name, Teikoku Kanzai.

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