Lightweight Co., Ltd.

Moby ID: 1986

  • Bergsala Lightweight Co., Ltd. (from 2012 to 2017-11-03)
  • LightWeight Co., Ltd. - initial company name (from 1995-11-22 to 2012)

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LightWeight is a game developer based in Tokyo, Japan. The company was founded on November 22nd, 1995 by Tetsuo Mizuno. Until 1998, Square had a 40% stake in the company. In 1999 Takashi Ueda became the company's CEO and director. LightWeight is best known for their action games set in historical time periods of Japan.

Credited on 17 Games from 1997 to 2017

Drive Girls (2017 on PS Vita)
Hello Kitty & Friends: Rock 'n World Tour (2015 on Nintendo 3DS)
Hello Kitty and Sanrio Friends Racing (2014 on Windows, Nintendo 3DS)
Brilliant Hamsters! (2013 on Nintendo 3DS)
Ecolis: Aoi Umi to Ugoku Shima (2009 on Nintendo DS)
Yu-Gi-Oh!: 5D's Wheelie Breakers (2009 on Wii)
Hokuto no Ken: Raoh Gaiden - Ten no Haō (2009 on PSP)
Go! Sports Skydiving (2008 on PlayStation 3)
Eco-Creatures: Save the Forest (2007 on Nintendo DS)
Hissatsu Ura Kagyō (2005 on PlayStation 2)
Kengo 3 (2004 on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2)
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2003 on PlayStation 2, Xbox)
Sword of the Samurai (2002 on PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3)
Kabuki Warriors (2001 on Xbox)
Kengo: Master of Bushido (2000 on PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3)
Bushido Blade 2 (1998 on PlayStation, PSP, PS Vita...)
Bushido Blade (1997 on PlayStation, PSP, PlayStation 3...)

History +

March 2001

The company is acquired by Genki Co., Ltd.

January 2001

The company is acquired by Genki.

April 1999

Genki Co., Ltd. acquires a 40% stake in the company.

November 1995

Company is first founded as a subsidiary of Square Co., Ltd.

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