Tecmo, Ltd.

Moby ID: 1460

  • 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 141 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 PSP, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
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 +

September 5, 2008

Square Enix Co., Ltd. withdraws its offer to take over Tecmo. Following the proposal, Tecmo instead pursued a merger with KOEI Co., Ltd. Square Enix asked for details about that merger, but initially received none and consequently withdrew the friendly bid.

September 2008

A judicial settlement is reached in a case made against the company by two members of Team Ninja over unpaid overtime.

August 28, 2008

Square Enix Co., Ltd. unveils its plans to acquire Tecmo (worldwide) by purchasing shares in that company at 30 percent premium.

February 9, 2005

The company files suit in federal court in Chicago against the members of an Internet forum dedicated to hacking their titles. The members of the site, NinjaHacker.net, are responsible for creating and hosting "illegal content", such as alternate costumes for characters.


Company changed its name from Tehkan to Tecmo.

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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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