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Psikyo (Japanese: Saikyō / 彩京) was a Japanese game developer and publisher that developed a number of shooting games between 1992 and 2003. It was formed by ex-Video System staff who had previously worked on Rabio Lepus[1], Turbo Force[2] and the first game of the Aero Fighters series.[3][4] In 2002 they were acquired by X-Nauts and stopped developing games in-house. X-Nauts.Psikyo shut down in 2005 and ZeroDiv, an SES company formed the same year by former Psikyo developer Takayuki Haragami[5], acquired the rights to their properties. ZeroDiv primarily licensed the rights to mobile developers[6][7] until they were acquired by City Connection in 2019.[5]

Psikyo games are noted for their fast enemy bullet patterns, highly challenging second loops, and random elements.

Shooting games developed by Psikyo
Game Year
Sengoku Ace (Samurai Aces) 1993
Gunbird 1994
Strikers 1945 1995
Sengoku Blade (Tengai) 1996
Sol Divide 1997
Strikers 1945 II 1997
Zero Gunner 1997
Gunbird 2 1998
Space Bomber 1998
Strikers 1999 (Strikers 1945 III) 1999
Dragon Blaze 2000
Zero Gunner 2 2001
Cho Aniki: Seinaru Protein Densetsu 2003

References

  1. "| Rabbit Punch" at Mobygames. Retrieved 14.09.20.
  2. "| Turbo Force 1997 Developer Interview", Shmuplations.com, trans. "blackoak". Retrieved 14.09.20.
  3. "| Aero Fighters" at Mobygames.com. Retrieved 14.09.20.
  4. "| Two 1997 Developer Interviews", Shmuplations.com, trans. "blackoak". Retrieved 14.09.20.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "|「彩京」コンテンツを扱うゼロディブがシティコネクションの完全子会社に。ゼロディブ代表の原神敬幸氏はシティコネクションの執行役員に就任", 4gamer.net 2019. Retrieved 14.09.20.
  6. "| Strikers 1945 Plus", Gamesindustry.biz 2009. Retrieved 14.09.20.
  7. "| Psikyo Defunct, But Their Game Library Lives On", Siliconera.com 2009. Retrieved 14.09.20.