15 Facts About FromSoftware


FromSoftware, Inc is a Japanese video game development company founded in November 1986.

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FromSoftware is best known for their Armored Core and Dark Souls series, with Demon's Souls, Bloodborne, Sekiro, and Elden Ring being closely related to the latter.

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FromSoftware was founded as a business software developer by Naotoshi Zin in Tokyo, Japan, on November 1,1986.

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In 1997, FromSoftware released Armored Core, the first in a mecha video game series that spawned multiple sequels and spin-offs.

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In 2000, with the launch of the PlayStation 2, FromSoftware released the role-playing games Eternal Ring and Evergrace.

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In 2003, FromSoftware published Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven, a stealth game that combines action and adventure elements.

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FromSoftware released a pair of sequels to their PlayStation 1 offerings with King's Field IV and Shadow Tower Abyss.

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FromSoftware released the Lost Kingdoms titles for the GameCube, a competing sixth generation console.

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IGN would note however that during this generation FromSoftware's focus would shift from RPGs to mech games due in part to the success of the Armored Core series.

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In 2002, FromSoftware released the mech action game Murakumo: Renegade Mech Pursuit for the Xbox before entering the mobile game market, where FromSoftware released another King's Field title.

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In 2005, FromSoftware would start to produce a series of licensed games based on the various anime properties under the banner Another Century's Episode.

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In 2008, FromSoftware underwent a stock split before entering the Nintendo Wii market to release Tenchu: Shadow Assassins.

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In December 2015, FromSoftware was nominated for developer of the year at The Game Awards 2015, but lost to CD Projekt Red.

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In January 2016, FromSoftware established a studio in Fukuoka that focuses on creating computer-generated imagery assets for their games.

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In 2009, FromSoftware released Demon's Souls for the PlayStation 3, which brought them international exposure.

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