Agetec Inc. ("ASCII Game Entertainment Technology") was an American video game publishing company that is best known for bringing Japanese titles to the United States. The company was formed through ASCII Corporation spinning off their American distribution subsidiary as an independent corporation in 1998, and later bought by Universal Interactive one year later.

Agetec Inc.
TypeVideo game developer and publisher
IndustryVideo games
PredecessorASCII Corporation
ParentUniversal Interactive(1999-2003, 2017-current)
Vivendi Games(2003-08)
Sierra Entertainment(2013-17)

Notable games published by Agetec include R-Type Delta, Armored Core series, and the King's Field series, as well as the "designer series" of RPG Maker and Fighter Maker. Other notable games published by them include Magic Pengel and Cookie & Cream and their best selling fishing titles Bass Landing and Fisherman's Bass Club, plus Disaster Report and its sequel, Raw Danger!. Most recently they had developed Cookie & Cream with FromSoftware and published it in the United States. As of May 2018, many of the Agetec games that were formatted for the Nintendo ports were delisted or removed from the Nintendo eShop in North America.

Games publishedEdit

Year Title Developer Platform(s)
1999 R-Type Delta Irem PlayStation
Fighter Maker ASCII Entertainment
Echo Night FromSoftware
Bass Landing ASCII Corporation
Rising Zan: The Samurai Gunman UEP Systems
Clock Tower II: The Struggle Within Human Entertainment
Shadow Tower FromSoftware
2000 RPG Maker Kuusoukagaku Corporation
Armored Core: Project Phantasma FromSoftware
Bust-A-Move 4 Taito Microsoft Windows
Armored Core: Master of Arena FromSoftware PlayStation
The King of Fighters: Evolution SNK Corporation Dreamcast
Space Marauder Kid Corporation Game Boy Color
Lil' Monster
Virtua Athlete 2000 Climax Entertainment, Sega Hitmaker Dreamcast
Eternal Ring FromSoftware PlayStation 2
Armored Core 2
2001 Bowling Tamsoft Corporation PlayStation
Chess Success Corporation
The King of Fighters '99: Millennium Battle SNK Corporation
Puzzle Star Sweep Axela
Strikers 1945 Psikyo
Metal Slug X SNK Corporation
The Adventures of Cookie & Cream FromSoftware PlayStation 2
The Last Blade 2 SNK Corporation Dreamcast
Crossroad Crisis Success Corporation PlayStation
Armored Core 2: Another Age FromSoftware PlayStation 2
Panzer Front ASCII Corporation, Soyuz PlayStation
Putter Golf Amedio
Garou: Mark of the Wolves SNK Corporation Dreamcast
2002 Forever Kingdom FromSoftware PlayStation 2
All-Star Slammin' D-Ball Access PlayStation
King's Field: The Ancient City FromSoftware PlayStation 2
Fisherman's Bass Club Vingt-et-un Systems Corporation
RC Helicopter Tomcat System PlayStation
Rageball Na.p.s., Team s.n.c.
Armored Core 3 FromSoftware PlayStation 2
Disaster Report Irem
2003 Phix: The Adventure Affect PlayStation
Big League Slugger Baseball Now Production
Street Racquetball Highwaystar
Magic Pengel: The Quest for Color Garakuta Studio, Taito PlayStation 2
Space Channel 5 (Special Edition) United Game Artists
2004 Volleyball Xciting Art Co. Ltd
Echo Night: Beyond FromSoftware
Armored Core: Nexus
2005 Armored Core: Nine Breaker
RPG Maker 3 Enterbrain
Wild Arms Alter Code: F Media.Vision Entertainment
PoPoLoCrois G-artists, Sony Computer Entertainment PlayStation Portable
Armored Core: Formula Front - Extreme Battle FromSoftware
2007 Brain Buster Puzzle Pak Agetec, Nikoli Nintendo DS
Raw Danger! Irem PlayStation 2
Cookie & Cream FromSoftware Nintendo DS
Rhythm 'n Notes: Improve Your Music Skills IE Institute
Fire Pro Wrestling Returns S-NEO, Y'sK PlayStation 2
2008 Touch Darts Full Fat Productions Nintendo DS
DT Carnage Axis Entertainment PlayStation 2
LOL: Never Party Alone! Route 24 Inc. Nintendo DS
Fading Shadows Ivolgamus PlayStation Portable
Falling Stars PlayStation 2
2009 SilverStar Chess SilverStarJapan Wii
SilverStar Reversi
Way of the Samurai 3 Acquire PlayStation 3
2010 Mahjong Solitaire Agetec PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, PS Vita
Paul's Shooting Adventure ICM Nintendo DSi (no longer in Nintendo eShop as of May 2018)
Go Fetch!
Paul's Monster Adventure
2011 Treasure Hunter X SilverStarJapan
Rabi Laby
Whack-A-Friend ICM
Zimo: Mahjong Fanatic Agetec
Roller Angels Starfish Inc.(ja)
Kung Fu Dragon SilverStarJapan
Go Fetch! 2 ICM
Magical Whip: Wizards of the Phantasmal Forest SilverStarJapan
Break Tactics
2012 Quick Fill Q
Paul's Shooting Adventure 2 ICM
The Phantom Thief Stina and 30 Jewels SilverStarJapan Nintendo 3DS (no longer in Nintendo eShop as of May 2018)
Rabi Laby 2 Nintendo DSi (no longer in Nintendo eShop as of May 2018)
Touch Battle Tank: 3D Nintendo 3DS (no longer in Nintendo eShop as of May 2018)
2013 Air Battle Hockey 3D
Witch's Cat
Bloody Vampire
Fish On 3D SIMS
2014 Touch Battle Tank: 3D 2 SilverStarJapan
Rabi Laby 3
2016 Touch Battle Ninja

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