1986

FromSoftware, Inc. is established in Sasazuka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, for the development of business application software.

1994

First venture into the game software development market in response to SONY´s launch of its game console, PlayStation.
3D real-time RPG "KING'S FIELD (PS)" is released.

1997

3D mech battle simulation game "ARMORED CORE (PS)" is released.
It solidifies our foundation for video game development through our 3D virtual world creation skills.

1999

July: Enters the Sega Dreamcast software market with the release of multiplayer mech action game "FRAME GRIDE (DC)."

2000

Joins the SONY PlayStation 2 software market.

March: 3D real-time RPG "ETERNAL RING (PS2)" is released.

August: 3D mech action game "ARMORED CORE 2 (PS2)" is released.

2002

Begins developing and releasing titles for the Nintendo GameCube and the Microsoft Xbox.
First game development for multiple platforms.

April: Card-based action RPG "RUNE (GC)" is released.

July: High-speed 3D mech action game "MURAKUMO (Xbox)" is released.

2003

April: 3D ninja action game "TENCHU 3 (PS2)" is released.
This is the first time that FromSoftware publishes software developed by another studio.

2004

Enters the mobile gaming market.
January: FromSoftware's first mobile phone game, "KING'S FIELD" is released.

July: Acquires the copyright of the Tenchu series from Activision Publishing, Inc.

December: Enters the SONY PlayStation Portable software market with the release of the mech simulator "ARMORED CORE FORMULA FRONT (PSP)."

December: Marks the 10th anniversary of the entry into the game software market.

2005

January: The first game developed jointly with Banpresto Co., Ltd., "Another Century's Episode (PS2)" is released.

August: The 10th installment in the series, "ARMORED CORE LAST RAVEN (PS2)" is released.

September: Hosts the industry's first internship that lets students experience game development, using our own PSP adventure game creation kit "ADVENTURE PLAYER (PSP)."

2006

Enters the Microsoft Xbox 360 software market.
January: Role-playing game "[eM]-eNCHANT arM- (Xbox 360)" is released.

March: The second game developed jointly with Banpresto Co., Ltd., "Another Century’s Episode 2 (PS2)" is released.

April: Enters the Nintendo NINTENDO DS software market with the release of "TENCHU DARK SHADOW (NDS)."

July and September: Increases capital through allocation of new shares to a third party.

November: Marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the company.
"ARMORED CORE -MACHINE SIDE BOX- 1997-2006" and "KING'S FIELD DARK SIDE BOX" are released on the 20th anniversary.

December: Enters the SONY PlayStation 3 software market with the release of the high-speed mech action game, "ARMORED CORE 4 (PS3)."

2007

Jointly establishes Co-Core Inc. with transcosmos inc. and SANKEI SHIMBUN CO., LTD.
Announces the development of the 3D virtual community project, "meet-me."

June: Develops a game jointly with Sega Corporation and releases the team-based online action game "CHROMEHOUNDS (Xbox 360)."

July: "Hello Kitty NO OSHARE PARTY SANRIO CHARACTER ZUKAN DS (NDS)" is released in collaboration with Sanrio Co., Ltd.

August: "BIKKURIMAN DAIJITEN (NDS)" is released in collaboration with LOTTE Co., Ltd.

September: Jointly develops the third game with Banpresto Co., Ltd. and releases "Another Century’s Episode 3 THE FINAL (PS2)."

2008

May: Undergoes a stock split.

October: Enters the Nintendo Wii software market with the release of the ninja action game "TENCHU 4."

2009

February: FromSoftware works with Sony for the first time and develops the action RPG "Demon's Souls (PS3)" which is released by Sony Computer Entertainment.

June (to March 2010): 6 PSP remakes are released as the Portable series.

September: "Demon's Souls" is selected as one of the Award for Excellence winners for Japan Game Award 2009.

2010

August: "Another Century's Episode: R (PS3)" is released as the fourth game developed jointly with Banpresto Co., Ltd.

August: FromSoftware works with Capcom. Felyne life simulator "MONHAN-NIKKI POKAPOKA AIROU-MURA (PSP)" is released by Capcom.

September: Announces a joint business venture with Namco Bandai Games.

2011

August: FromSoftware works with Capcom. Felyne life simulator "MONHAN-NIKKI POKAPOKA AIROU-MURA G (PSP)" is released by Capcom.

September: Develops the action RPG "DARK SOULS (PS3)" jointly with Namco Bandai Games. It sells 1.5 million units worldwide as of November 2011.

2012

January: Develops a game jointly with Namco Bandai Games and releases the mech action game "ARMORED CORE Ⅴ (PS3/Xbox 360)."

March: FromSoftware works with Namco Bandai Games. A mech action game "KIDO-SENSHI GUNDAM UC (PS3)" is released by Namco Bandai Games.

June: FromSoftware works with Capcom. Dramatic war simulator (vehicle simulator) "JUTEKKI (Xbox 360 Kinect)" is released by Capcom.

October: DARK SOULS DLC and the DLC-bundled package "DARK SOULS with ARTORIAS OF THE ABYSS EDITION (PS3)" are released.

Action RPG "DARK SOULS" receives various awards as follows:
    Game Developers Choice Awards 2012: Best Game Design
    Japan Game Awards 2012: Award for Excellence
    PlayStation Awards 2011-2012: User’s Choice Award
    The 17th AMD Award Digital Contents of the Year '11: Award for Excellence
    Japan Media Arts Festival Entertainment Division: Jury Selections

2013

September: Develops a game jointly with Namco Bandai Games and releases the mech action game "ARMORED CORE VERDICT DAY (PS3/Xbox 360)."

2014

March: Develops a game jointly with Namco Bandai Games and releases the action RPG "DARK SOULS Ⅱ (PS3/Xbox 360/Windows)" which ships 2.4 million units worldwide as of September 2014.

The action RPG "DARK SOULS Ⅱ" receives various awards as follows:
    Golden Joystick Awards: 2014 Game of the Year
    GameSpot: Xbox 360 Game of the Year 2014
    PressPlayTV: Best DLC of the Year 2014
    Japan Game Awards 2014: Award for Excellence

April: Announces that KADOKAWA CORPORATION acquires an 80 per cent of From Software's stock.
May: Becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of the Kadokawa group.

Enters the SONY PlayStation 4 software market.

2015

February: Releases "DARK SOULS Ⅱ: SCHOLAR OF THE FIRST SIN (PS3/Xbox 360/Windows)" which bundles the base game and all three DLCs.

March: The action RPG "Bloodborne (PS4)" which is developed by FromSoftware is released by Sony Computer Entertainment.

Enters the Microsoft Xbox One software market.
April: Releases the remastered and updated version of "DARK SOULS Ⅱ: SCHOLAR OF THE FIRST SIN (PS4/XONE/Windows)."

September: The Felyne life simulator "MONHAN-NIKKI POKAPOKA AIROU-MURA DX (3DS)" which is developed by FromSoftware is released by Capcom.

December: The action RPG "Bloodborne: The Old Hunters Edition (PS4)" which bundles the base game and the DLC developed by FromSoftware is released by Sony Computer Entertainment.

2016

March: Releases "DARK SOULS Ⅲ (PS4/XONE/Windows)" as a joint development with Bandai Namco Entertainment. (April for the Windows version)