Tose Co., Ltd.
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Tose Co. Ltd.'s primary business is the outsourced development of games. The company has been in business since 1979 and employs over 1,000 developers in China (200) and Japan (800). A remarkable aspect is they don't like to take credit for their work - the company has worked on thousands of games for different platforms, but strives to keep its name off of covers and out of credits; going as far as using fake names sometimes.
At present, 70% of their clients are located in Japan, 15% in China, 10% in the U.S., and 5% in other regions such as Korea and Canada. The company consists of 6 studios in Kyoto, 1 studio in Tokyo and 2 in China.
Credited on 296 Games from 1980 to 2023
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|Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII - Reunion (2022 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)|
|Dragon Quest Treasures (2022 on Windows, Nintendo Switch)|
|Final Fantasy VI (2022 on Windows, iPhone, Android...)|
|Final Fantasy V (2021 on Windows, iPhone, Android...)|
|WarioWare: Get It Together! (2021 on Nintendo Switch)|
|Final Fantasy IV (2021 on Windows, PlayStation 4, iPhone...)|
|Final Fantasy (2021 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch...)|
|Final Fantasy II (2021 on Windows, iPhone, PlayStation 4...)|
|Final Fantasy III (2021 on Windows, PlayStation 4, iPad...)|
|Scarlet Nexus (2021 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)|
|Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind (2021 on Nintendo Switch)|
|Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir (2021 on Nintendo Switch)|
|Animal Crossing: New Horizons (2020 on Nintendo Switch)|
|Star Ocean: First Departure R (2019 on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch)|
|World of Final Fantasy: Maxima (2018 on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)|
|WarioWare: Gold (2018 on Nintendo 3DS)|
|8-Bit Collection: Jaleco Vol. 1 (2017 on NES)|
|Splatoon 2 (2017 on Nintendo Switch)|
|The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017 on Wii U, Nintendo Switch)|
|World of Final Fantasy (2016 on Windows, PS Vita, PlayStation 4)|
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- April 1990
Tose broadens its platform support to include Nintendo's Game Boy and Super Famicom.
- April 1988
As part of Tose's rapid expansion, the development centre in Ōmiya, Shimokyō-ku, Kyoto, is founded.
- April 1984
Tose starts development of Famicom games.
- April 1983
Tose changes its direction towards development of games for home computers.
- November 1st, 1979
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Tose is called Dongxing in China.
Tose originally split off from robotics and industry computerisation company, Toa Seiko. Tose's name is derived from the first syllables of its former parent company.
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Tose Co., Ltd.
Interview: Tose: Game Development Ninjas
on Gamasutra (19th May 2006)
Return Of The Ninja: Tose's Stealthy Outsourcing Progress
on Gamasutra (25th August 2008)
Information about Tose Co., Ltd. in an interview with former employee, Daniel Auld
- 48 games with Bandai Co., Ltd.
- 36 games with Square Enix Co., Ltd.
- 35 games with Nintendo of America Inc.
- 30 games with Nintendo Co., Ltd.
- 26 games with Nintendo of Europe GmbH
- 24 games with Jaleco Ltd.
- 19 games with Square Co., Ltd.
- 19 games with Square Enix, Inc.
- 18 games with Jaleco USA, Inc.
- 18 games with BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Inc.
- All games by Tose Co., Ltd.
- Developed by Tose Co., Ltd.
- Additional Development by Tose Co., Ltd.
- Ported by Tose Co., Ltd.
- Original Concept by Tose Co., Ltd.
- Graphics by Tose Co., Ltd.
- Additional Graphics by Tose Co., Ltd.
- Music by Tose Co., Ltd.
- Sound by Tose Co., Ltd.
- Additional Sound by Tose Co., Ltd.
- Contributions by Tose Co., Ltd.