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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)


Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition(2019)
Hitman 2(2018)
Life Is Strange 2: Episode 1 - Roads(2018)
My Hero One's Justice (2018)
Octopath Traveler(2018)
Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, The(2018)
Death end re;Quest(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)
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet(2018)
Pac-Man: Championship Edition 2 Plus(2018)
Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match(2018)
Gintama Rumble(2018)
Earth Defense Force 5(2017)
Yakuza: Kiwami 2(2017)
Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time(2017)
Packet Queen #, The(2017)
Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy(2017)
AngerForce: Reloaded(2017)
Destiny 2(2017)
Yakuza: Kiwami(2017)
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age(2017)
DanMachi: Memoria Freese(2017)
Tsuihō Senkyo(2017)
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 (Season Pass Edition)(2017)
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3(2017)
Super Robot Wars V(2017)
NieR: Automata(2017)
Drive Girls(2017)
SD Gundam G Generation: Genesis(2016)
Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2(2016)
World of Final Fantasy(2016)
Pac-Man: Championship Edition 2(2016)
I am Setsuna(2016)
Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius(2016)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan(2016)
Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness(2016)
Hitman: The Complete First Season(2016)
7th Dragon III: Code:VFD(2015)
Style Savvy: Fashion Forward(2015)
Yakuza 0(2015)
Dragon Ball: Xenoverse(2015)
Shining Resonance(2014)

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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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