Banpresto Co., Ltd.

Moby ID: 2029

  • Coreland Technology Inc. (from 1982-04 to 1989-02)
  • Hoei Sangyo Co., Ltd. (from 1977-04 to 1982-04)

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Banpresto started out in 1977 as Hoei Sangyō, a manufacturer and distributor of arcade games. Changing its name to Coreland in 1982, it worked for Sega and other big arcade industry companies before being bought by Bandai in 1989, when it received its current name.

Since 1989, Banpresto has been concentrating on putting out games for home formats, based around the properties owned and used by Bandai. Though mostly operating as a publisher, Banpresto has developed some of its games in its in-house development division, Banpresoft.

Due to company restructuring in the aftermath of the Bandai-Namco merger, Banpresto's games business was integrated with the mother company. Now, Banpresto focuses on toys and prices for amusement games, still based on Bandai properties.

Credited on 174 Games from 1981 to 2013

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Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin III - Pride of Justice (2013 on PS Vita, PlayStation 3)
Summon Night 5 (2013 on PSP, PS Vita)
Kokoro Connect: Yochi Random (2012 on PSP)
Dai-2-ji Super Robot Taisen Z Saisei-hen (2012 on PSP)
Nendoroid Generation (2012 on PSP)
Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin I & II (2012 on PSP)
Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin II - The Revelation of Evil God (2012 on PSP)
Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Masou Kishin - The Lord of Elemental (2010 on Nintendo DS, PSP)
Magna Carta 2 (2009 on Xbox 360)
Eternal Poison (2008 on PlayStation 2)
Suzumiya Haruhi no Tomadoi (2008 on PlayStation 2)
Wacky Races (2008 on Arcade)
Super Robot Taisen OG Gaiden (2007 on PlayStation 2)
Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica (2007 on PlayStation 2)
Mobile Suit Gundam: Spirits of Zeon - Senshi no Kioku (2007 on Arcade)
Another Century's Episode 3: The Final (2007 on PlayStation 2)
Lupin Sansei: Lupin ni wa Shi o, Zenigata ni wa Koi o (2007 on PlayStation 2)
Mobile Suit Gundam: Spirits of Zeon - Shura no Sō Hoshi (2006 on Arcade)
Summon Night 4 (2006 on PlayStation 2, PSP)
Rurouni Kenshin: Enjō! Kyoto Rinne (2006 on PlayStation 2)

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April 2008

Following the merger between mother company Bandai and Namco, Banpresto's game business is integrated with Bandai Namco Games. Banpresto is restructured around its remaining business: merchandising for lotteries and electromechanical amusement machines.

July 2004

The company headquarters are relocated and the registered address is changed to 2-5-4 Komagata, Taito-ku, Tokyo.

July 2002

The company headquarters are relocated to 2-16-9 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo.

June 1997

The company's registered address is changed to 10-8 Nihonbashi-Odenmacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.

March 1997

The company's planning and development division for home video games is integrated into Banpre Kikaku Co., Ltd. and the resulting company is renamed to Banpresoft Co., Ltd.

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