Technos Japan Corp.

Moby ID: 3033

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Technos Japan was established in December 1981 by Kunio Taki and a group of other former Data East staff. The company became well known in the late '80s for the Double Dragon and Nekketsu High School franchises.

The 16-bit era saw a decline in the popularity of these franchises, and with no big hits, the company was forced to close in early 1996. The rights to their back catalog have moved between several publishers, including Million and Atlus, but they are today owned by Arc System Works.

Several companies were formed by former Technos Japan staff, including Almanic (later Givro) in 1992 and Avit (later Avit-Niigata) in 1996.

Credited on 62 Games from 1983 to 2021

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Technos Arcade 1 (2021 on Evercade)
Double Dragon & Kunio-kun: Retro Brawler Bundle (2020 on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch)
Kunio-kun: The World Classics Collection (2018 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch)
Double Dragon Trilogy (2013 on Windows, iPhone, Android...)
Oretachi Game Center Zoku: Nekketsu Kōkō Dodgeball-bu (2006 on PlayStation 2)
Oretachi Game Center Zoku: Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-Kun (2006 on PlayStation 2)
Oretachi Game Center Zoku: Karate Dou (2005 on PlayStation 2)
Double Dragon EX (2005 on J2ME)
Super Dodge Ball (1996 on Arcade, Windows)
Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer (1995 on PlayStation, Neo Geo, PSP...)
Double Dragon (1995 on PlayStation, Neo Geo, PSP...)
Geom Cube (1994 on PlayStation, PSP, PlayStation 3...)
Popeye Beach Volleyball (1994 on Game Gear)
Popeye: Ijiwaru Majo Seahag no Maki (1994 on SNES)
Nekketsu! Beach Volley da yo Kunio-kun (1994 on Game Boy, Nintendo 3DS)
Kunio no Oden (1994 on SNES)
Taiyō no Tenshi Marlowe: Ohanabatake wa Dai-Panic! (1994 on Game Boy)
River City Girls Zero (1994 on SNES, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5...)
Video Game: Anthology - Vol. 8: Exciting Hour / Shusse Ōzumō (1994 on Sharp X68000)
Nekketsu Street Basket: Ganbare Dunk Heroes (1993 on NES, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch...)

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Company formed from a single-room apartment by three former members of Data East, including Kunio Taki.


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