X-Naut.Psikyo

Moby ID: 2013

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  • Psikyo (from 1993 to 2002)

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Psikyo was a Japanese game development studio, most likely established in 1993. Its first arcade game, Sengoku Ace, was released in March 1993. The company is known for a number of shooters and Mahjongg titles. Psikyo was acquired by X-Nauts in mid-2002. In 2003 it was reported X-Nauts closed the Psikyo video game business in 2003, but that was later corrected. New releases carried the name X-Naut.Psikyo, but only as a label as the actual development work was outsourced to other teams.

Credited on 26 Games from 1993 to 2005

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Psikyo Shooting Collection Vol. 3: Sol Divide & Dragon Blaze (2005 on PlayStation 2)
Taisen Hot Gimmick: Cosplay-jong (2004 on PlayStation 2, Nintendo Switch)
Gunbird: Special Edition (2004 on PlayStation 2)
1945 I & II: The Arcade Games (2004 on PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3)
Psikyo Shooting Collection Vol. 2: Sengoku Ace & Sengoku Blade (2004 on PlayStation 2)
Chō Aniki: Seinaru Protein Densetsu (2003 on PlayStation 2)
Zero Gunner 2 (2001 on Dreamcast, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4...)
Gunbarich (2001 on Nintendo Switch, Windows Apps, Xbox Series...)
Ikuze! Onsen Takkyū!! (2000 on PlayStation 2)
Cannon Spike (2000 on Dreamcast, Arcade)
Tetris the Absolute: The Grand Master 2 (2000 on Arcade)
Dragon Blaze (2000 on Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 2...)
Lode Runner: The Dig Fight (2000 on Arcade)
Strikers 1945 Plus (1999 on PSP, iPhone, PS Vita...)
Strikers 1999 (1999 on PlayStation 4, Antstream, Nintendo Switch...)
The Fallen Angels (1998 on Arcade)
Gunbird 2 (1998 on Windows, Dreamcast, Arcade...)
Sol Divide (1997 on PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, Arcade...)
Strikers 1945 II (1997 on PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, PSP...)
Zero Gunner (1997 on Arcade)

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History +

2003

The company closes its video game operations.

2002

The company merges with X-Nauts.

1993

The company is founded.

Trivia +

One of Psikyo's trademarks was working with popular Japanese illustrators to design the characters for their games. Throughout their existence, Psikyo's games featured character illustrations from such artists as Mine Yoshizaki, Katsuya Terada, Range Murata, Jun Tsukasa, and Ugetsu Hakua. There are even several books published in Japan featuring collections of these illustrations.

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