Career Soft

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Career Soft
Native name
株式会社キャリアソフト
Romanized name
Kabushiki gaisha Kyaria Sofuto
Formerly
Team Career
Kabushiki gaisha
Subsidiary
Industry Video game
Genre Tactical role-playing
Fate Merged into Sega Dream Corporation
Founded June 1996
Defunct September 5, 2013
Headquarters Japan
Key people
Shinjiro Takada
Yoh Haduki
Products
Parent Atlus (2001-2010)
Index Corporation (2010-2013)

Career Soft (Japanese: 株式会社キャリアソフト, Hepburn: Kabushiki gaisha Kyaria Sofuto) was a Japanese video game development studio founded in June 1996 by Team Career, a team within the Masaya Games, which was formed to develop Langrisser and Langrisser II. Career Soft continued to work with Masaya Games for the development of Langrisser III, Langrisser IV and Langrisser V.

In October 2001, Atlus acquired Career Soft and became the sole publisher of their games.[1] As a subsidiary to Atlus, Career Soft was in charge of develop the spiritual successor to the Langrisser franchise, Growlanser. In 2004, after the release of Growlanser IV, the majority of Career Soft's staff was merged into the main development team of Atlus, where they have worked on the Shin Megami Tensei sub-series Devil Survivor. Career soft continued to exist as a label after Index Holdings dissolved Atlus into its video game business on October 2010.[2]

On September 5, 2013, as a brand, Career Soft was dissolved once Sega acquired Index Corporation and transferred all the target company's assets into Sega Dream Corporation.[3] On the 18 February 2014, the assets of Career Soft were transferred to the video game development division of Sega Dream Corporation which was re-branded as Atlus.[4]

Games

Year Title Platform(s)
Elthlead
1987 Elthlead PC-8801, MSX2
Gaia no Monshou PC-8801; 1988: PC-Engine
Gaiflame PC-8801; 1990: PC-Engine
Langrisser
1991 Langrisser / Warsong Mega Drive; 1993: PC-Engine; 1997: PlayStation; 1998: Sega Saturn, Windows
1994 Langrisser II Mega Drive
1995 Der Langrisser Super Famicom, 1996: PC-FX; 1997: PlayStation; 1998: Sega Saturn, Windows
1996 Langrisser III Sega Saturn; 1998: Windows; 2005: PlayStation 2
1997 Langrisser IV Sega Saturn, 1999: PlayStation
1998 Langrisser V: The End of Legend
Growlanser
1999 Growlanser PlayStation; 2001: Windows; 2003: PlayStation 2
2001 Growlanser II: The Sense of Justice PlayStation 2
Growlanser III: The Dual Darkness
2003 Growlanser IV: Wayfarer of the Time
2005 Growlanser IV: Wayfarer of the Time - Return
2006 Growlanser V: Generations / Growlanser: Heritage of War
2007 Growlanser VI: Precarious World
2009 Growlanser (remake) PlayStation Portable
2011 Growlanser IV: Over Reloaded / Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time
Megami Tensei
2009 Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Nintendo DS
2011 Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked Nintendo 3DS
Other games
1992 Macross: Eternal Love Song PC-Engine

References

  1. ^ "Atlus Acquires Career Soft". Retrieved 2012-03-20.
  2. ^ "Atlus 'Dissolved' By Parent Company Index Holdings". Gamasutra. 30 August 2010. Retrieved 30 August 2010.
  3. ^ "Notice of Conclusion regarding Business Transfer Agreement of Index Corporation" (PDF). Sega Sammy Holdings Inc. 18 September 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2013.
  4. ^ 連結子会社の分割(新設分割)及び商号変更に関するお知らせ
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