NCS Corporation

Moby ID: 4490

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NCS Corporation (Nippon Computer System) is a software company based in Tokyo, Japan. It was founded on December 25, 1980, and began producing computer game software in the mid-1980s. They started using the Masaya brand name for most of their game software releases starting in 1989. Among the company's better-known franchises are Chō Aniki and Langrisser.

NCS left the games business in 2000; the rights to their IP and catalog were acquired in 2007 by Extreme, which has since kept their legacy titles in circulation.

Credited on 76 Games from 1987 to 2023

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Assault Suits Valken: Declassified (2023 on Nintendo Switch)
Langrisser Millennium WS: The Last Century (2000 on WonderSwan)
Chō Aniki: Otoko no Tamafuda (2000 on WonderSwan)
Langrisser Millennium (1999 on Dreamcast)
Langrisser IV & V: Final Edition (1999 on PlayStation, PSP, PlayStation 3...)
Langrisser V: The End of Legend (1998 on SEGA Saturn)
Langrisser IV (1997 on SEGA Saturn)
Langrisser IV (Special Package) (1997 on SEGA Saturn)
Langrisser I & II (1997 on Windows, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn...)
Assault Suit Leynos 2 (1997 on SEGA Saturn)
Kaizō Chōjin Shubibinman Zero (1997 on SNES)
Langrisser III (1996 on SEGA Saturn, PlayStation 2)
Langrisser III (Shokai Genteiban) (1996 on SEGA Saturn)
Chō Aniki: Kyūkyoku Muteki Ginga Saikyō Otoko (1995 on SEGA Saturn, PSP, PlayStation 3...)
Chō Aniki: Bakuretsu Rantōden (1995 on SNES)
Der Langrisser (1995 on SNES, PC-FX, Windows...)
Ai: Chō Aniki (1995 on TurboGrafx CD, Wii, Wii U)
Bike Daisuki! Hashiriya Tamashī: Rider's-Spirits (1994 on SNES)
Langrisser II (1994 on Windows, Genesis, Wii)
Araiguma Rascal (1994 on SNES)

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2000

NCS redraws from the games industry, to concentrate on business software and internet technology.

1997

NCS becomes a service partner of SAP Japan.

1993

Games account for 67% of sales.

1989

Sales of games software exceed NCS's business software sales. Company moves to Mitsui Building, Shinjuku, Tokyo. The company starts trading on the JASDAQ list.

1985

Number of employees now pass the 100 mark. The games business is growing fast, and the Masaya brand is started.

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Trivia +

NCS is short for "Nippon Computer System".

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