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Inti Creates

Inti Creates is an independent Japanese video game developer that was founded in 1996 by former Capcom employees.  After spending several years developing unique original concepts, the development studio established a partnership with their former employer to develop the Mega Man Zero series.  The small development studio became known for the Mega Man Zero and Mega ZX series before shifting focus to concentrate on creating their own intellectual properties.

The development studio was founded by a group of video game developers including producer Takuya Aizu, designer Yoshihisa Tsuda and Sound Designer Ippo Yamada.  The team’s first two titles were developed for the PlayStation and published by Sony.  The first of the two was an action racing game called Speed Power Gunbike and the second was a third-person shooter with dating sim elements entitled Love & Destroy.   Both titles were Japanese exclusives, and it wouldn’t be before 2002 until the developer would see a release outside of Japan.

Mega Man Zero BoxTheir first game to be released outside of Japan was the first installment in the Mega Man Zero series on September 10, 2002.  Since that time the studio has developed 10 Mega Man titles over the next 8 years which include the Mega Man Zero series, Mega Man ZX series, Mega Man 9 and Mega Man 10.  The studios last Mega Man title was Mega Man 10 which released in 2010.  While the developer released numerous Mega Man titles in North America, they also created many titles which were exclusive to Japan.  In Japan the development studio would not only be known for the Mega Man Zero series but also for the popular Crayon Shin-chan series.

In 2008 they expanded by opening a second studio in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.  While continuing to develop and co-develop games for numerous publishers Inti Creates has also been involved in other projects at various levels such as developing key artwork, concepts and character illustrations for Wayforward’s Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse and Shantae: Half-Genie Hero.

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Inti Creates Office
TypePrivately Owned
LocationIchikawa City, Chiba
Japan
DeveloperInti Creates
FoundedMay 8, 1996
Number of EmployeesApproximately 100
FoundersTakuya Aizu
Yoshihisa Tsuda
Ippo Yamada
Websiteinticreates.com

Azure Striker Gunvolt BoxOn August 29, 2014 with the release of Azure Striker Gunvolt the developer expanded their portfolio by becoming a publisher.  It was the first time in their 18-year existence that they would publish a game by self publishing Azure Striker Gunvolt.  Since publishing their first title in mid 2014 Inti Creates has continued to self publish the majority of games they develop.

In addition to developing and publishing games in their flagship series Azure Striker Gunvolt and its spinoff series Mighty Gunvolt the team has rebooted Sunsoft’s Blaster Master and worked on projects with Keiji Inafune and Koji Igarashi.  They first worked with Keiji Inafune and his design studio Comcept on Mighty No. 9.  Comcept worked on the game’s design and story while Inti Creates developed the game based on Comcept’s vision. 

Bloodstained Curse of the Moon Switch BoxIn 2016 they worked with Koji Igarashi on his Kick Starter project Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.   Their original involvement in the project was to support the development of Ritual of the Night but began planning Curse of the Moon after completing the original alpha version of Ritual of the Night for E3 2016.  The developer would shift focus from supporting Ritual of the Night to leading the development of Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon in late 2017.  Curse of the Moon was a successful partnership spawning a sequel in 2020.

The studio has become one of Japan’s biggest and most successful independent developers.  Since their first release in 1998 the studio has developed over 50 games for major video game publishers such as Capcom, Bandai Namco, Sega and Sony Computer Entertainment.

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Azure Striker GUNVOLT 3 & Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 Trailers

Azure Striker GUNVOLT 3 - First Look Trailer
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 - Official 2nd Trailer
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YearBoxTitlePlatformPublisherGenre
1998Speed Power Gunbike BoxSpeed Power GunbikePlayStationSony Music EntertainmentAction
Racing
1999Love & Destroy BoxLove & DestroyPlayStationSony Computer EntertainmentThird-Person Shooter
Dating Sim
2002Kurohige no Golf Shiyouyo BoxKurohige no Golf ShiyouyoGame Boy AdvanceTomy CorporationSports
Golf
2002Mega Man Zero BoxMega Man ZeroGame Boy AdvanceCapcomAction
Platformer
RPG
2003Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge BoxMega Man Battle Chip ChallengeGame Boy AdvanceCapcomCard Battle
2003Mega Man Zero 2 BoxMega Man Zero 2Game Boy AdvanceCapcomAction
Platformer
RPG
2004Crayon Shin-Chan Arashi no Yobu Cinema-Land no Daibouken! BoxCrayon Shin-Chan Arashi no Yobu Cinema-Land no Daibouken!Game Boy AdvanceBanprestoAction
Platformer
2004Mega Man Zero 3 BoxMega Man Zero 3Game Boy AdvanceCapcomAction
Platformer
RPG
2005Mega Man Zero 4 BoxMega Man Zero 4Game Boy AdvanceCapcomAction
Platformer
RPG
2005Fantastic Children BoxFantastic ChildrenGame Boy AdvanceBanprestoAction
2006Crayon Shin-Chan Densetsu o Yobu Omake no To Shokkugaan! BoxCrayon Shin-Chan Densetsu o Yobu Omake no To Shokkugaan!Game Boy AdvanceBanprestoAction
Platformer
2006Mega Man ZX BoxMega Man ZXNintendo DSCapcomAction
Platformer
Metroidvania
2006Eureka 7 V.1 New Wave BoxEureka 7 V.1: New WavePSPBandaiAction
2007Crayon Shin-Chan DS Arashi o Yobu Nutte Crayo~n Daisakusen! BoxCrayon Shin-Chan DS: Arashi o Yobu Nutte Crayo~n Daisakusen!Nintendo DSBanprestoAction
Platformer
2007Kabu Trader Shun BoxKabu Trader ShunNintendo DSCapcomAdventure
2007Mega Man ZX Advent BoxMega Man ZX AdventNintendo DSCapcomAction
Platformer
Metroidvania
2008Doraemon Nobita to Midori no Kyojinden BoxDoraemon Nobita to Midori no KyojindenNintendo DSSegaAction
2008Crayon Shin-Chan Arashi o Yobu Cinema-Land Kachinkogachinko Daikatsugeki! BoxCrayon Shin-Chan Arashi o Yobu Cinema-Land Kachinkogachinko Daikatsugeki!Nintendo DSBanprestoAction
Platformer
2008Mega Man 9 BoxMega Man 9Wii
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
CapcomAction
Platformer
2009Crayon Shin-Chan Arashi o Yobu Nendororo~n Daihenshin BoxCrayon Shin-Chan Arashi o Yobu Nendororo~n DaihenshinNintendo DSBanprestoPlatformer
2009Chougekijouban Keroro Gunsou - Gekishin Dragon Warriors de Arimasu! BoxChougekijouban Keroro Gunsou: Gekishin Dragon Warriors de Arimasu!Nintendo DSNamco BandaiAction
2010Crayon Shin-Chan Obaka Daininden Susume! Kasukabe Ninja Tai! BoxCrayon Shin-Chan Obaka Daininden Susume! Kasukabe Ninja Tai!Nintendo DSBanprestoPlatformer
2010Keshikasu-kun Battle Kas-tival BoxKeshikasu-kun Battle Kas-tivalNintendo DSKonamiAction
2010Do-Konjou Shogakussei Bon Bita Hadaka no Choujou Ketsusen!! Bita vs. Dokuro Dei! BoxDo-Konjou Shogakussei Bon Bita Hadaka no Choujou Ketsusen!! Bita vs. Dokuro Dei!Nintendo DSNamco BandaiAction
2010Mega Man 10 BoxMega Man 10Wii
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
CapcomAction
Platformer
2010Mega Man Zero CollectionMega Man Zero CollectionNintendo DSCapcomCompilation
2011Power Rangers Samurai The Game BoxPower Rangers Samurai: The GameNintendo DS
Wii
BandaiAction
Beat'em Up
2011Gal Gun BoxGal*GunXbox 360
PlayStation 3
AlchemistRail Shooter
2011Crayon Shin-Chan Uchuu DE Achoo! Yuujoo no Obakarate!! BoxCrayon Shin-Chan Uchuu DE Achoo!? Yuujoo no Obakarate!!Nintendo 3DSBanprestoAction
2012Great Battle Fullblast BoxGreat Battle FullblastPSPBanpresto
Namco Bandai
Beat'em Up
2013Naruto Powerful Shippuden BoxNaruto Powerful ShippudenNintendo 3DSNamco BandaiAction
2012Gon Baku Baku Baku Baku Adventure BoxGon: Baku Baku Baku Baku AdventureNintendo 3DSNamco BandaiAction-Adventure
Platformer
2013Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures BoxPac-Man and the Ghostly AdventuresNintendo 3DSNamco BandaiPlatformer
2014Azure Striker Gunvolt BoxAzure Striker GunvoltNintendo 3DS
PC
Inti CreatesAction
Platformer
2014Mighty Gunvolt BoxMighty GunvoltNintendo 3DS
PlayStation 4
PS Vita
PC
Inti CreatesPlatformer
2015Gal Gun Double Peace BoxGal*Gun: Double PeacePlayStation 4
PS Vita
PC
Pqube
Alchemist
Rail Shooter
2016Mighty No. 9 BoxMighty No. 9PlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
Wii U
Xbox 360
Xbox One
PC
PS Vita
Nintendo 3DS
Deep Silver
Spike Chunsoft
Action
Platformer
2016Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 BoxAzure Striker Gunvolt 2Nintendo 3DS
PC
Inti CreatesAction
Platformer
2017Blaster Master Zero BoxBlaster Master ZeroNintendo 3DS
Nintendo Switch
PC
PlayStation 4
Inti CreatesAction-Adventure
2017Mighty Gunvolt Burst BoxMighty Gunvolt BurstNintendo 3DS
Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
PC
Inti CreatesPlatformer
2017Azure Striker Gunvolt Striker Pack BoxAzure Striker Gunvolt: Striker PackNintendo 3DS
Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Inti CreatesAction
Platformer
2017Gal Gun VR BoxGal*Gun VRPCInti CreatesRail Shooter
2018Gal Gun 2 BoxGal*Gun 2Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
PC
Inti CreatesRail Shooter
2018Bloodstained Curse of the Moon BoxBloodstained: Curse of the MoonPlayStation 4
PS Vita
Nintendo Switch
Nintendo 3DS
Xbox One
PC
Inti CreatesPlatformer
2019Dragon Marked for Death BoxDragon Marked for DeathNintendo Switch
PC
Inti CreatesAction
RPG
2019Blaster Master Zero 2 BoxBlaster Master Zero 2Nintendo Switch
PC
PlayStation 4
Inti CreatesAction-Adventure
2019Gunvolt Chronicles Luminous Avenger iX BoxGunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iXNintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
PC
Xbox One
Inti CreatesAction
Platformer
2020Bloodstained Curse of the Moon Box 2Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
PC
Inti CreatesPlatformer
TBDAzure Striker Gunvolt 3 BoxAzure Striker Gunvolt 3Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
PC
Inti CreatesAction
Platformer

YearBoxTitlePlatformGenre
2014Azure Striker Gunvolt BoxAzure Striker GunvoltNintendo 3DS
PC
Action
Platformer
2014Mighty Gunvolt BoxMighty GunvoltNintendo 3DS
PlayStation 4
PS Vita
PC
Platformer
2016Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 BoxAzure Striker Gunvolt 2Nintendo 3DS
PC
Action
Platformer
2017Blaster Master Zero BoxBlaster Master ZeroNintendo 3DS
Nintendo Switch
PC
PlayStation 4
Action-Adventure
2017Mighty Gunvolt Burst BoxMighty Gunvolt BurstNintendo 3DS
Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
PC
Platformer
2017Azure Striker Gunvolt Striker Pack BoxAzure Striker Gunvolt: Striker PackNintendo 3DS
Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Action
Platformer
2017Gal Gun VR BoxGal*Gun VRPCRail Shooter
2018Gal Gun 2 BoxGal*Gun 2Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
PC
Rail Shooter
2018Bloodstained Curse of the Moon BoxBloodstained: Curse of the MoonPlayStation 4
PS Vita
Nintendo Switch
Nintendo 3DS
Xbox One
PC
Platformer
2019Dragon Marked for Death BoxDragon Marked for DeathNintendo Switch
PC
Action
RPG
2019Blaster Master Zero 2 BoxBlaster Master Zero 2Nintendo Switch
PC
PlayStation 4
Action-Adventure
2019Gunvolt Chronicles Luminous Avenger iX BoxGunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iXNintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
PC
Xbox One
Action
Platformer
2020Bloodstained Curse of the Moon Box 2Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
PC
Platformer
TBDAzure Striker Gunvolt 3 BoxAzure Striker Gunvolt 3Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
PC
Action
Platformer

ProfileNameRoleTenure
Takuya AizuTakuya AizuFounder
President
Producer
1996-Present
Yoshihisa TsudaYoshihisa TsudaFounder
Executive VP
Designer
1996-Present
Ippo YamadaFounder
Company Director
Sound Designer
1996-Present
Profile PlaceholderHiroki MiyazawaDesigner
Director
2007-Present
Toshiaki TaiToshiaki TaiDesigner
Writer
2014-Present
Satoru NishizawaSatoru NishizawaDesigner2007-Present
Aoi TakedaAoi TakedaSound Designer2015-Present
Haruhisa TanakaHaruhisa TanakaSound Effects2015-Present
Matt PapaMatt PapaLocalization Director
Producer
2014-Present
Andrew SingletonAndrew SingletonEnglish Localization2017-Present
Profile PlaceholderTakumi SatoSound Effects2016-Present
Profile PlaceholderHiroki YunokiDesigner2017-Present
Profile PlaceholderHikari SugiuraCharacter Design2017-Present
Profile PlaceholderShin NakamuraBackground Artist2010-Present
Profile PlaceholderMasashi YamaguchiBackground Artist2010-Present
Profile PlaceholderAtsuko NozakiBackground Artist2017-Present
Profile PlaceholderRyōta NakayamaProgrammer2007-Present
Profile PlaceholderKazuma NakagawaProgrammer2016-Present
Profile PlaceholderSho ChikamatsuProgrammer2007-Present
Profile PlaceholderYuki KuwayamaProgrammer2010-Present
Profile PlaceholderMami SakaguchiProgrammer2010-Present
Profile PlaceholderHideto EtoProgrammer2013-Present
Profile PlaceholderKazumasa WatayaProgrammer2016-Present
Profile PlaceholderTakafumi BanProgrammer2016-Present
Profile PlaceholderKazuto KimishimaProgrammer2017-Present
Profile PlaceholderKeneth Ka Yat WongProgrammer2018-Present
Profile PlaceholderKatsuya UedaProgrammer2016-Present
Profile PlaceholderHirotomo SakamotoProgrammer2016-Present
Profile PlaceholderKazuyuki MorimatsuQuality Control2016-Present
Profile PlaceholderRyota ItoDirector
Designer
2002-Present
Profile PlaceholderYuta WatanabeCharacter Designer
Character Artist
2010-Present
Profile PlaceholderMasato OkudairaDirector
Designer
2013-Present
Profile PlaceholderYuji NatsumeCharacter Designer2013-Present
Profile PlaceholderTomokazu OonishiDesigner2013-Present
Profile PlaceholderMio YamaguchiDesigner2016-Present
Profile PlaceholderYoshitake HatakeyamaCharacter Designer2006-Present
Profile PlaceholderMunehiro ArakiArt Director2006-Present
Profile PlaceholderKen FujiiCharacter Artist2013-Present
Profile PlaceholderRie ŌnishiCharacter Artist2003-Present