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CRI Middleware Co., Ltd.


As the name implies, CRI was set up to function as a research institute for the CSK group, whose primary holding was Sega. Apart from doing research into new media and formats and developing support tools for the software industry (mainly Sega and its third parties), it did also do some games development itself. When Sega was splitting of its divisions into separate companies, CRI merged with the AM2 division.

Since then, the company has been regrouped into CRI Middleware, focusing on what is the core business of the company, namely supplying the industry with tools for audio, video and 3-D.

Games using middleware from CRI

Also Known As

  • CSK Research Institute Corp. (from 1983 to 2001)


Taiko no Tatsujin Pop Tap Beat(2021)
Balan Wonderworld(2021)
Bravely Default II(2021)
Gal★Gun Returns(2021)
Hitman III(2021)
Xuan-Yuan Sword VII(2020)
Catherine: Full Body (Digital Deluxe Edition)(2020)
Rockman X DiVE(2020)
One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows(2020)
Death end re;Quest 2(2020)
Touhou Spell Bubble(2020)
Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE: Encore(2020)
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim(2019)
Sniper: Ghost Warrior - Contracts(2019)
Shenmue III(2019)
Yo-kai Watch 1 for Nintendo Switch(2019)
Café Enchanté(2019)
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition(2019)
Code Vein(2019)
Daemon X Machina(2019)
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet - Complete Edition(2019)
Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain(2019)
Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission(2019)
Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match DX(2019)
Catherine: Full Body(2019)
Final Fantasy IX(2019)
Arc of Alchemist(2019)
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition(2019)
Katamari Damacy: Reroll(2018)
Disaster Report 4+: Summer Memories(2018)
Hitman 2(2018)
Dragon Star Varnir(2018)
Life Is Strange 2: Episode 1(2018)
Piofiore: Fated Memories(2018)
My Hero One's Justice(2018)
Collar × Malice: Unlimited(2018)
Octopath Traveler(2018)
Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, The(2018)
Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl - Gold(2018)
Death end re;Quest(2018)
Code: Realize - Bouquet of Rainbows(2018)
Shining Resonance Refrain(2018)
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom(2018)
Valkyria Chronicles 4(2018)
Gal★Gun 2(2018)
Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise(2018)

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Company Location (2008):

CRI Middleware Co., Ltd.
313 Minami Aoyama Bldg. 7F
3-13-18 Minami Aoyama
Minato-ku, Tokyo
107-0062, Japan

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