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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History +

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

Company founded.

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Trivia +

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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