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GameBank Corp.

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GameBank Corp., founded in 1995, is a Japanese venture between software maker Microsoft (40%) and Softbank Corp. (60%). It was established to develop and market game software for personal computers, because Microsoft wanted to market the Windows 95 operating system as the ideal platform for computer games. The company does not develop its own games, instead it acts as a "translator" of existing games written for DOS-based machines, home video consoles and arcade machines. GameBank markets, sells, distributes and supports games.

The company signed developers such as Capcom Co., Namco Ltd., Bandai Co. Ltd., SNK Corp. and Takara Ltd.

18 Games Released (1995 - 2001)

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (1997 on DOS, Windows, PlayStation...)
Doom 64 (1997 on Windows, Nintendo 64, PlayStation 4...)
The City of Lost Children (1997 on DOS, PlayStation)
WipEout XL (1996 on Windows, PlayStation, Amiga...)
Battle Arena Toshinden 2 (1995 on Windows, PlayStation, Arcade)
Doom (1995 on PlayStation, SEGA Saturn)
Hexen: Beyond Heretic (1995 on DOS, Windows, PlayStation...)
Zeitgeist (1995 on PlayStation, Windows)
Zero Divide (1995 on Windows, PlayStation, PSP...)
Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory (1995 on Windows, SEGA Saturn, Neo Geo...)
Bust-A-Move (1995 on Windows, SNES, Game Gear...)
Area 51 (1995 on Windows, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn...)
Samurai Shodown II (1994 on Windows, Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD...)
Darius Gaiden (1994 on Windows, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn...)
Graduation for Windows 95 (1994 on Windows, WonderSwan, PC-FX...)
Space Invaders (1994 on PlayStation, Game Boy, SNES...)
Galactic Attack (1994 on Windows, SEGA Saturn, iPhone...)
Raiden II (1993 on Windows, Arcade)

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Company founded in Tokyo, Japan.

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