Marvelous Interactive, Inc.

Moby ID: 2830

AKA +
  • Pack-In-Video Co., Ltd (from 1970-08-03 to 1996-09-30)
  • Victor Interactive Software, Inc. (from 1996-10-01 to 2003-03-30)

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Pack-In-Video was originally established on March 3, 1970 as a joint venture between Nihon Victor and Tokyo Broadcasting to produce home and TV video content.

Pack-In-Video entered the games market in 1985, operating independently of another Victor subsidiary, Victor Musical Industries. The company initially focused on the MSX computer, but later expanded to the Famicom and a variety of other platforms. Early releases tended to be based on TV or movie licenses, but gradually shifted to original franchises by the early '90s. Pack-In-Video also operated a small studio called Yuu Yuu in the early '90s.

In October 1996, Victor consolidated the games operations of Victor Entertainment into Pack-In-Video, and the new company was renamed Victor Interactive Software. The new company continued to use the Pack-In-Soft brand name for a few years after the change. They would become well-known for their Harvest Moon franchise.

Victor left the games industry in 2003, and Victor Interactive was acquired by Marvelous Entertainment in March of that year. The company was renamed Marvelous Interactive, and all of Marvelous' game operations were consolidated into the newly-acquired company. However, Marvelous Interactive would be merged into its parent company four years later, and ceased to exist as a separate entity on June 30, 2007.

Credited on 163 Games from 1985 to 2019

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WACCA (2019 on Arcade)
Luminous Arc 2 (2008 on Nintendo DS)
No More Heroes (2007 on Windows, Wii, Nintendo Switch...)
Katekyō Hitman Reborn! Dream Hyper Battle! (2007 on PlayStation 2)
Luminous Arc (2007 on Nintendo DS)
Ikkitōsen: Shining Dragon (2007 on PlayStation 2)
Ikkitōsen: Shining Dragon (Gentei Bakuretsu Pack) (2007 on PlayStation 2)
River King: Mystic Valley (2007 on Nintendo DS)
Case Closed: One Truth Prevails - The Mirapolis Investigation (2007 on Wii)
Gakuen Utopia: Manabi Straight! - Kirakira Happy Festa! (2007 on PlayStation 2)
Bubble Bobble Double Shot (2007 on Nintendo DS)
Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon - Special Edition (2007 on PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3)
New Zealand Story Revolution (2007 on Nintendo DS)
Rainbow Islands Evolution (2007 on PSP)
Harvest Moon DS: Island of Happiness (2007 on Nintendo DS)
Pilot Academy (2006 on PSP)
Valhalla Knights (2006 on PSP)
Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon (2006 on Nintendo DS)
School Rumble: Nigakki - Kyōfu no (?) Natsu Gasshuku! Yōkan ni Yūrei Arawaru!? Otakara o Megutte Makkō Shōbu!!! no Maki (2006 on PlayStation 2)
Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon (2006 on PSP)

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History +

June 30, 2007

Marvelous Interactive, Inc. is merged into and absorbed by Marvelous Entertainment Inc.

March 31, 2003

Company acquired by Marvelous Entertainment Inc. and renamed Marvelous Interactive, Inc.

October 1, 1996

The game software business of Victor Entertainment Inc. merged with Pack-In-Video Co., Ltd. to establish Victor Interactive Software, Inc.

October 1, 1996

The game software business of Victor Entertainment Inc. merged with Pack-In-Video Co., Ltd. to establish Victor Interactive Software, Inc.

March 1994

After having published videos mainly for TBS throughout the eighties, the video business starts showing red figures. Pack-in-Video pulls out of the video market entirely, in order to concentrate on the more lucrative games business. With TBS having no more interest in the company, Victor takes over all the shares, making Pack-in a fully own subsidiary.

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Trivia +

Address:

Yebisu Garden Place Tower

27F, 4-20-3, Ebisu

Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-6027

Starting out as a video company, it comes as no surprise that many of Pack-in-Video's early titles were movie licences such as Predator, Die Hard or Rambo.

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