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PlatinumGames

PlatinumGames is a video game developer based in Osaka, Japan and was formed when ODD Inc and SEEDS Inc merged in October 2007. ODD Ltd. was founded by former Capcom producer Tatsuya Minami in February 2006 changing names to ODD Inc. in July 2007. SEEDS Inc was founded by Shinji Mikami, Atsushi Inaba and Hideki Kamiya in August 2006 after the closure of Capcom’s Clover Studio. ODD Inc and SEEDS Inc merged in October 2007 and changed their name to PlatinumGames Inc.

The newly formed company was able to establish a publishing deal with Sega to develop four unique properties. The four-game deal would include MadWorld for the Nintendo Wii, Infinite Space for the Nintendo DS, Bayonetta and Vanquish for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The partnership with Sega was later extended to include Anarchy Reigns for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The majority of the releases were met with positive reception resulting in PlatinumGames becoming synonymous for high quality games with an expertise in action games.

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Even though their core vision was to create new original intellectual property, PlatinumGames has also accepted several contracts from Activision, Konami, Nintendo and Square Enix to develop several licensed projects. Since 2013 the team has developed a close relationship with Nintendo, which funded several projects including The Wonderful 101, Bayonetta 2, Astral Chain and Bayonetta 3.

While maintaining their partnership with Nintendo, the team has created new installments in the Metal Gear franchise for Konami with the release of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance in 2013 and the Nier franchise for Square Enix with the release of Nier: Automata in 2017. In 2019 studio head Atsushi Inaba revealed that the studio was working on two new unannounced IPs owned entirely by PlatinumGames as the studio was looking to expand into publishing by self-publishing their future titles.

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TypePrivately Owned
LocationOsaka, Japan
DeveloperPlatinumGames Inc.
PredecessorODD Ltd. – founded February, 2006
SEEDS Inc. – Founded August, 2006
FoundedOctober, 2007
Number of EmployeesApproximately 220
FoundersShinji Mikami
Atsushi Inaba
Hideki Kamiya
Tatsuya Minami
WebsitePlatinum Games

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YearBoxTitlePlatformGenrePublisher
2009MadWorld BoxMadWorldWiiBeat 'em up
Hack and slash
Sega
2009Infinite Space BoxInfinite SpaceNintendo DSRPG
Space Simulation
Real-time Strategy
Sega
2009Bayonetta BoxBayonettaXbox 360
PlayStation 3
Windows
Wii U
Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Action
Hack and slash
Sega
2010Vanquish PlayStation 3 BoxVanquishXbox 360
PlayStation 3
Windows
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Action
Third-person Shooter
Sega
2012Anarchy Reigns BoxAnarchy ReignsPlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Beat 'em upSega
2013Metal Gear Rising - Revengeance BoxMetal Gear Rising: RevengeancePlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Windows
OS X
Shield Android TV
Action
Hack and slash
Konami
2013The Wonderful 101 BoxThe Wonderful 101Wii UAction-adventure
Hack and slash
Nintendo
2014Bayonetta 2 Wii U BoxBayonetta 2Wii U
Nintendo Switch
Action
Hack and slash
Nintendo
2014The Legend of Korra BoxThe Legend of KorraXbox 360
PlayStation 3
Windows
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Action
Beat 'em up
Activision
2015Transformers - Devastation BoxTransformers: DevastationXbox 360
PlayStation 3
Windows
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Action
Hack and slash
Activision
20158-Bit Bayonetta Box8-Bit BayonettaBrowser
Windows
Action
Shooter
Sega
2016Star Fox Zero BoxStar Fox ZeroWii UScrolling ShooterNintendo
2016StarFox Guard BoxStar Fox GuardWii UTower DefenseNintendo
2016Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Mutants in Manhattan BoxTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in ManhattanXbox 360
PlayStation 3
Windows
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Action
Hack and slash
Activision
2017Nier - Automata BoxNier: AutomataPlayStation 4
Xbox One
Windows
Action RPG
Hack and slash
Square Enix
2018World of Demons BoxWorld of DemonsiOSRPG
Hack and slash
DeNA
2019Astral Chain BoxAstral ChainNintendo SwitchAction-adventure
Hack and slash
Nintendo
2020The Wonderful 101 - Remastered BoxThe Wonderful 101: RemasteredNintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Windows
Action-adventure
Hack and slash
PlatinumGames
TBABayonetta 3Bayonetta 3Nintendo SwitchAction
Hack and slash
Nintendo
TBABabylon's Fall BoxBabylon's FallPlayStation 4
Windows
Action
Hack and slash
Square Enix
TBAProject G.G.Project G.G.TBAActionPlatinumGames
TBALost OrderLost OrderAndroid
iOS
Real-time Strategy
RPG
Cygames
TBAGranblue Fantasy RelinkGranblue Fantasy: RelinkPlayStation 4Action RPGCygames
CancelledScaleboundScaleboundXbox One
Windows
Action RPGMicrosoft Studios

ProfileNameRoleTenure
Shinji MikamiShinji MikamiCo-founder2007-2010
Atsushi InabaAtsushi InabaCo-founder
Executive Vice President
Producer
2007-Present
Hideki KamiyaHideki KamiyaCo-founder
Senior Vice President
Chief Game Designer
2007-Present
Tatsuya MinamiTatsuya MinamiCo-founder2007-Present
Kenichi SatoKenichi SatoPresident
CEO
2007-Present
Seigo TabiraSeigo TabiraExecutive Director
Head of IT & Developement Support
2007-Present
Takahisa TauraTakahisa TauraDirector
Designer
2007-Present
Eijiro NishimuraEijiro NishimuraProducer
Animator
2008-Present
Hiroshi ShibataHiroshi ShibataGame Designer Lead2009-Present
Masakazu KatsuraMasakazu KatsuraCharacter Designer2018-Present
Akiteru NakaDesigner2011-Present
Isao NegishiIsao NegishiDesigner2008-Present
Profile PlaceholderMari FujitaDesigner2014-Present
Profile PlaceholderShohei TakadaDesigner2016-Present
Profile PlaceholderKazuhide KawamuraDesigner2016-Present
Profile PlaceholderMaho MiyataDesigner2016-Present
Profile PlaceholderKazuma KodaEnvironmental Artist2012-Present
Yuki SudaYuki SudaEnemy and Environmental Artist2015-Present
Profile PlaceholderTomoko NishiiEnvironmental Design
Cutscene Illustrator
2012-Present
Eiji FunahashiEiji FunahashiCharacter Modeler2012-Present
Masami UedaMasami UedaComposer2009-Present
Kenji SaitoKenji SaitoGame Designer2008-Present
Teruaki KonishiTeruaki KonishiGame Designer2012-2016
Yusuke HashimotoYusuke HashimotoCharacter Designer2009-2016
Naoto TanakaNaoto TanakaAdditional Composition2008-2014
Mitsuhiro KuboMitsuhiro KuboCinematic Designer2008-2015
Jean Pierre KellamsJean Pierre KellamsLocalization2008-2014
Hidetoshi KaiHidetoshi KaiMotion Animator
Motion Design
2008-2016
Profile PlaceholderYonghee ChoCharacter Designer2012-Present
Motoi FujitaMotoi FujitaDirector2020-Present
David ScrippsDavid ScrippsGame Client Engineer2020-Present
Miki SatoMiki SatoProject Manager2020-Present
Takahisa SugiyamaTakahisa SugiyamaGame Designer2020-Present
Kazunori TazakiCharacter Modeler2008-Present
Hito MatsudairaCharacter Modeler2013-Present
Yoshikaze MatsushitaCharacter Modeler2016-Present
Yasuyuki KajiLead Environmental Artist2012-Present
Shohei KameokaLighting Artist
Background Designer
2009-Present
Junpei MashibaEnvironmental Artist
Background Designer
2012-Present
Kana YamamotoEnvironmental Artist
Background Designer
2013-Present
Namie HigaEnvironmental Artist
Background Designer
2008-Present
Naoya YokoyamaEnvironmental Artist
Background Designer
2015-Present
Tatsuya OhigashiEnvironmental Artist
Background Designer
2008-Present
Takayuki MuranakaLead Animator2008-Present
Shion NakajimaLead VFX Artist2014-Present
Naoki TsutaVFX Artist2009-Present
Koji TanakaVFX Artist2010-Present
Takuo YamamotoVFX Artist2008-Present
Hisayoshi KijimaLead UI Artist
Interface Design
2012-Present
Kenta OkuraUI Artist
Interface Design
2016-Present
Ryo OnishiLead Programmer2013-Present
Takashi WagatsumaProgrammer2012-Present
Kazunori InoueProgrammer2008-Present
Sh?hei RokumotoProgrammer2008-Present
Shuichiro ChiboshiProgrammer2009-Present
Takenobu OkabeProgrammer2014-Present
Shoichi HirakawaProgrammer2016-Present
Yicheng XiaoProgrammer2016-Present
Misa YasuiProgrammer2013-Present
Kazunori MoritaProgrammer2008-Present
Ayaka SatoProgrammer2014-Present
Yuji HagiyamaProgrammer2010-Present
Tsuyoshi OderaSystem Programmer
Technology Team
2010-Present
Ryouichi TakahashiSystem Programmer
Technology Team
2009-Present
Takuya SakamotoSystem Programmer
Technology Team
2008-Present
Keisuke KamakamiTechnology Team2013-Present
Daisuke SueyoshiTechnology Team2016-Present
Yoshiomi KureTechnical Artist2010-Present
Satoshi IgarashiMusic Implementation
Additional Composition
2013-Present
Naofumi HaradaMusic Implementation
Additional Composition
2013-Present
Misaki ShindoLead Sound Design2008-Present
Yuji HondaSound Design2008-Present
Yasuhiro NakaSound Design2009-Present
Masataka JogoSound Design2012-Present
Shuji KohataSound Programmer
Technology Team
2013-Present
Tomohiro NakanoLead Cinematic Artist2012-Present
Kunihiko TsudaCinematic Artist2011-Present
Masanori TakashimaLead Facial Artist2008-Present
Takahiro IwagamiFacial Animator2014-Present
Tetsuya SasanoOutsourcing Manager
Background Designer
2008-Present
Masaharu NiimiOutsourcing Manager2016-Present
Tokuma NakazawaOutsourcing Manager2016-Present
Tim van IngenLead Localization2014-2018
Andrew BrasherLocalization2012-Present
John Thomas NealLocalization2015-Present
Ayumi TeradaMarketing2008-Present
Masami IchikawaMarketing
Public Relations
2010-Present
Kazuyo TsukumaMarketing
Public Relations
2012-Present
Tatsumi InuiDevelopment Support2016-Present
Keiichi HirataDevelopment Support2016-Present
Hirono SatoGame Designer2008-Present
Junichi OkaGame Designer2010-2014
Eiro ShirahamaGame Designer2008-2016
Ryoya SakabeGame Designer2013-Present
Yuto AbeGame Designer2013-2016
Yusuke KanConceptual Designer2008-2015
Mari NishimuraCharacter Designer2013-2014
Eiichi ShimizuCharacter Designer2013-2014
Masami ImamuraLead Character Modeler2009-2014
Tsuyoshi TakahashiCharacter Modeler2008-2014
Koji IshidaCharacter Modeler2013-Present
Masahiro MuneCharacter Modeler2008-Present
Masahito TomuraCharacter Modeler2013-2015
Takateru ItoCharacter Modeler2012-2014
Keigo InoueCharacter Modeler2011-2016
Rie OtaCharacter Modeler2013-Present
Minoru KasaiCharacter Modeler2009-2014
Masato MotokiCharacter Modeler2012-2014
Hiroki ?nishiLead Environmental Designer2009-2016
Yasutaka MaekiEnvironmental Designer2008-Present
Tetsuya KawaiEnvironmental Designer2012-Present
Nami NishiokaEnvironmental Designer2008-2016
Hisahiro TanakaEnvironmental Designer2011-2014
Asami TsushimaEnvironmental Designer2012-2013
Natsumi TashiroEnvironmental Designer2012-2015
Shingo SaitoEnvironmental Designer2012-2014
Kanako UnoEnvironmental Designer2012-2016
Ryu HashimotoEnvironmental Designer2012-2014
Yui HosokawaEnvironmental Designer2009-2014
Risa KanEnvironmental Designer2012-2016
Takahito WashisakaEnvironmental Designer2008-Present
Yu KosakaEnvironmental Designer2009-2014
Erina TakeichiEnvironmental Designer2008-2014
Takashi NaitoEnvironmental Designer2012-2017
Tomoko TabataEnvironmental Designer2012-2016
Takeshi UchiyamaEnvironmental Designer2011-2017
Naoki MotooriEnvironmental Designer2012-2016
Yuichi FurutaEnvironmental Designer2012-2014
Koichi MinamiEnvironmental Designer2008-2014
Shanti SharmaEnvironmental Designer2013-2014
Pankaj ChauhanEnvironmental Designer2013-2014
Pradeep KumarEnvironmental Designer2013-2014
Takaaki YamaguchiLead Animator2008-2015
Yukio ChataniAnimator2009-2014
Rei YamamotoAnimator2013-2016
Marumi NakajoAnimator2008-Present
Megumi MatsumotoAnimator2012-2014
Kenji NishiAnimator2009-2014
Hirotsugu YasuiAnimator2012-2017
Toshiki ArakiAnimator2011-2017
Shuhei NakakuboAnimator2009-Present
Tsukasa OishiAnimator2011-2014
Yoshiaki NaemuraAnimator2013-2014
Tatsuhiko TachibeAnimator2009-2014
Takahiro YasudaVisual Effects Designer2012-Present
Mai OhkuraInterface Design Lead2008-2016
Misaki TsukamotoInterface Designer2013-2014
Timor KhanagovInterface Designer2012-2014
Makoto FujimiProgrammer2008-Present
Simón E. Ortiz B.Programmer2012-2014
Hiroto TanakaProgrammer2013-2015
Satoru WadaProgrammer2013-2014
Toshikazu EndoProgrammer2013-2014
Hiroyuki KumamotoProgrammer2012-2014
Naofumi UenoProgrammer2012-2014
Wataru OhmoriChief Technology Officer2008-Present
Norifumi WasadaTechnology Team2009-2017
Hiroshi YamaguchiAdditional Composition2008-2016
Hitomi KurokawaAdditional Composition2012-Present
Takayasu SodeokaAdditional Composition2008-2014
Daisuke SakataSound Design Lead2009-2015
Jun ItoSound Designer2013-2014
Masaki IzuminaSound Designer2011-2014
Hiroshi TanakaCinematic Designer2009-2014
Daisuke KondoCinematic Designer2011-Present
Jumpei AkasakaCinematic Designer2011-Present
Hiroyuki EtoCinematic Designer2008-Present
Shinji UtsunomiyaCinematic Designer2008-2014
Shohei FujimotoCinematic Designer2013-2014
Kota HosodaCinematic Designer2013-2014
Tomona TsuzukiCinematic Designer2013-2014
Chinatsu IshidaCinematic Designer2012-2016
Atsuko NishiguchiCinematic Designer2012-2016
Kunikazu YanagisawaCinematic Designer2012-2016
Tatsuya OzakiCinematic Designer2012-2016
Youngho KimCinematic Designer2013-2015
Tadanari TakahashiFacial Animator2012-2016
Atsuhito ShiraiFacial Animator2012-2017
Bingo MorihashiScenario Support2013-2014
Abebe TinariLocalization2013-2016
Akiko KurodaProducer2008-2016
Taku SaitoSchedule Management2012-2014
Kenji IriePR Art Production2009-2016
Koichi HidakaTrailer Production2009-Present
Yasuko ItadaniMarketing
Public Relations
2014-2015
Masahiro OkamotoDevelopment Support
Production Coordinator
2008-Present
Muneyuki KotegawaCharacter Modeler2008-2016
Yap Kun RongBackground Designer2012-2013
Atsushi KurookaSenior Outsourcing Manager
Producer
2012-Present
Takanori FukuyamaAssistant Producer2014-2016
Masaki YamanakaGame Designer2008-2016
Yusuke MiyataGame Designer2012-2013
2018-2019
Takanori SatouGame Designer2011-2013
Masahiro MatsuuraGame Designer2012-2013