BEC Co., Ltd.

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BEC (Bandai Entertainment Company) was established in 1990 as a joint venture between Human Entertainment and Bandai. Most of the initial development staff came from Human, and many staffers were later recruited from Human's game design school, Human Creative School. After Human's bankruptcy in late 1999, BEC became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bandai.

The company's primary business was as a development house, though it also managed much of Bandai's outsource development to other studios, and also occasionally published its own game titles through the 1990s under the Interbec brand.

The company was best known for its games based on the popular Mobile Suit Gundam franchise. In April 2011, the studio was merged into Banpresoft to form a new company, B.B.STUDIO.

Credited on 64 Games from 1991 to 2010

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Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom (2010 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Gods Eater: Burst (2010 on PSP, PS Vita)
Digimon Story: Lost Evolution (2010 on Nintendo DS)
Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen-mae Hashutsujo: Kateba Tengoku! Makereba Jigoku! Ryōtsu-ryū Ikkan Senkin Daisakusen! (2010 on Nintendo DS)
Soul Eater: Battle Resonance (2009 on PSP, PlayStation 2)
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009 on PSP)
Petit Eva: Evangelion @ Game (2008 on Nintendo DS)
Deltora Quest: 7-tsu no Hōseki (2007 on Nintendo DS)
Digimon World: Dawn (2007 on Nintendo DS)
Digimon World: Dusk (2007 on Nintendo DS)
Dragon Ball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu (2007 on Nintendo DS)
Digimon World: Data Squad (2006 on PlayStation 2)
Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire (2006 on PlayStation 3)
Digimon World DS (2006 on Nintendo DS)
Eureka Seven Vol. 2: The New Vision (2006 on PlayStation 2)
Mobile Suit Gundam: Climax U.C. (2006 on PlayStation 2)
Eureka Seven Vol. 1: The New Wave (2005 on PlayStation 2)
Fighting for One Piece (2005 on PlayStation 2)
MS Saga: A New Dawn (2005 on PlayStation 2)
Meitantei Conan: Akatsuki no Monument (2005 on Game Boy Advance)

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April 2005

The company moves from Higashi-Nakano to Taito-ku, Tokyo.

November 2002

First GameCube software released through Bandai.


Staff once again grows to 120 employees.

December 2000

First game for the Wonderswan Color is released, based on BEC's Doko demo Hamster concept.

December 2000

Bandai publishes BEC's first PS2 game, again based on the Gundam franchise.

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Trivia +

BEC is short for Bandai Entertainment Company.

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