About

    • 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)."

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

      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)."

    • 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 Interactive 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.

    • 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.

      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.

    • 2015

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

      Enters the SONY PlayStation 4 software market.

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

      Enters the Nintendo 3DS software market.

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

      October: Opens a new studio in Fukuoka to enhance development capacity.

      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 Interactive Entertainment.

    • 2018

    • May: Releases "DARK SOULS REMASTERED" version of the original "DARK SOULS" (PS4/XONE/Windows).

      October: Releases Nintendo Switch version of "DARK SOULS REMASTERED".

      November: The VR Adventure "Déraciné (PS4/PSVR)" which is developed by FromSoftware is released by Sony Interactive Entertainment.

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