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FromSoftware, Inc.
Type Kabushiki gaisha
Industry Video game industry
Founded November 1, 1986
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Key people Naotoshi Zin (CEO), Hidetaka Miyazaki (Game director, game designer)[1]
Products King's Field, Armored Core, Tenchu, Lost Kingdoms, Otogi, Chromehounds, Demon's Souls
Employees 205 (as of April 2008)
Website From Software (Japanese)
From Software (English)

FromSoftware, Inc. (株式会社フロム・ソフトウェア Kabushikigaisha Furomu Sofutowea?) is a Japanese video game company founded in November 1986 known primarily for being the developers of the Armored Core, Demon's Souls, King's Field, Otogi and Tenchu series.


With thirteen titles developed, Armored Core is From Software's largest franchise. The most recent title, Armored Core: For Answer or Armored Core 4A, was released on September 16, 2008. Currently, Armored Core 5 is in production for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Besides Armored Core, From Software is well known for the Otogi and Tenchu series and has strong ties to Sega, which distributes many of their titles overseas. From Software is also the developer of the Xbox 360 game Chromehounds, as well as the role playing games Enchanted Arms and King's Field. In 2009, they released Demon's Souls, which brought them unprecedented exposure in North America. The spiritual successor to this game, Dark Souls, was released in the US on October 4, 2011.



  • 2006
  • 2007
    • Cookie & Cream (Kuri Kuri DS Otasuke Island in Japan) - US: June 29, 2007 (JP: March 29, 2007 )
  • No US Release


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