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Nihon Falcom Corp.

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Nihon Falcom (日本ファルコム) is a Japanese game developer based in Tachikawa, Tokyo. The company was founded in March 1981 by Masayuki Katō, who remained its chairman during subsequent years. Falcom initially focused on producing games for Japanese home computers (later PC Windows), though many of their most popular titles were ported to various console systems as well. In 2001 Falcom was incorporated.

Falcom was one of the pioneers of the action RPG genre, to which most of their best-known games belong. With their Dragon Slayer, Xanadu, and Ys series of action RPGs the company has established itself as one of the most influential developers in the genre. One of the key features in many of their games (particularly early titles) was "bumping" combat, which made action-based battles possible without the use of a separate "action" key or button.

They were also the fist company to apply vocals to game music, the first to have their own band consisting of professional musicians (the Falcom Sound Team JDK), and the first to produce separately available game music CDs.

Credited on 111 Games from 1982 to 2023

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The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie (2023 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch...)
Falcom Early Collection (2022 on Sharp X68000)
The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails (2021 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails Through Daybreak (2021 on Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5)
The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki III (2021 on Windows)
Ys I & II: Lost Ancient Kingdom (2021 on Sharp X68000)
The Legend of Heroes: Hajimari no Kiseki (2020 on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Windows)
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox (2019 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch...)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II (Relentless Edition) (2019 on PlayStation 4)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV - The End of Saga (2018 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch...)
Tokyo Xanadu eX+ (2017 on Windows, PlayStation 4)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III (2017 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch...)
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (Limited Edition) (2017 on Windows, PS Vita, PlayStation 4)
Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure (2016 on Nintendo 3DS)
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (2016 on Windows, PS Vita, PlayStation 4...)
The Legend of Heroes: Sora no Kiseki - The 3rd Evolution (2016 on PS Vita)
Ys Chronicles II (2016 on iPhone, Android, iPad)
Tokyo Xanadu (2015 on PS Vita)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky FC Evolution (2015 on PS Vita)
Ys Chronicles 1 (2015 on iPad, Android, iPhone)

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March 1981

Founded by Masayuki Kato in Japan.

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