Dimps Corporation (株式会社ディンプス, Kabushiki-gaisha Dinpusu) is a Japanese video game developer based in Osaka, Japan, with an additional office in Tokyo. It is best known for developing games in the Sonic the Hedgehog, Dragon Ball and Street Fighter franchises. The company was founded on March 6, 2000 by several former SNK[1] and Capcom employees, including Street Fighter, Fatal Fury, Art of Fighting and The King of Fighters co-creator Takashi Nishiyama and Hiroshi Matsumoto.

Dimps Corporation
Native name
株式会社ディンプス
Kabushiki gaisha Dinpusu
Company typeKabushiki gaisha
IndustryVideo games
Founded6 March 2000; 23 years ago (2000-03-06)
Headquarters,
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Takashi Nishiyama (President)
ProductsSonic series
Dragon Ball series
Street Fighter series
Owners
Number of employees
326 (2023)
SubsidiariesSafari Games
Dimps Food Entertainment
Dimps, Inc.
Websitewww.dimps.co.jp

History edit

In 2000, Takashi Nishiyama resigned from SNK, and was soon approached with offers for employment by various Tokyo-based companies. At the same time, SNK's core development team members left the company, assuming Nishiyama had plans. Nishiyama decided to form a new company in Osaka, named Sokiac, to avoid having to move his team members and their families. To better reflect its mission to create games for a variety of genres and platforms, the company later changed its name to Dimps, short for "Digital Multi-Platforms".[2] The company was supported by capital from Sammy, Bandai, Sony Computer Entertainment, and Sega.[3]

Games developed edit

Year Title Platform(s) Publisher Ref(s).
2001 Digimon Battle Spirit WonderSwan Color Bandai [4]
Sonic Advance Game Boy Advance Sega [3][4]
2002 Digimon Tamers: Battle Spirit Ver. 1.5 WonderSwan Color Bandai [4]
Shaman King: Spirit of Shamans PlayStation Bandai [4]
One Piece Grand Battle! Swan Colosseum WonderSwan Color Bandai [4]
Inuyasha: A Feudal Fairy Tale PlayStation Bandai [4]
Digimon Battle Spirit 2 WonderSwan Color Bandai [4]
Sonic Advance 2 Game Boy Advance Sega [4]
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai PlayStation 2, GameCube Bandai [4]
2003 Demolish Fist Arcade Sega [4]
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 PlayStation 2 Bandai [4]
Naruto: Shinobi no Sato no Jintori Kassen PlayStation Bandai [4]
Konjiki no Gash Bell: Unare! Yūjō no Zakeru Game Boy Advance Banpresto [4]
2004 Seven Samurai 20XX PlayStation 2 Sammy [4]
The Rumble Fish Arcade, PlayStation 2 Sega [4]
Gunslinger Girl PlayStation 2 Marvelous Entertainment [4]
Shaman King: Funbari Spirits PlayStation 2 Bandai [4]
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Game Boy Advance Nintendo
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Tomo to Kimi to Koko de Game Boy Advance Bandai [4]
Sonic Advance 3 Game Boy Advance Sega [4]
Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure Game Boy Advance Banpresto [4]
Konjiki no Gash Bell: Unare! Yūjō no Zakeru 2 Game Boy Advance Banpresto [4]
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 PlayStation 2 Bandai [4]
2005 Data Carddass: Dragon Ball Z Arcade Bandai [4]
The Rumble Fish 2 Arcade Sega [4]
Spikeout: Battle Street Xbox Sega [4]
Saint Seiya: The Sanctuary PlayStation 2 Bandai [4]
Yu Yu Hakusho Forever PlayStation 2 Banpresto [4]
One Piece Game Boy Advance Bandai
Universal Century Gundam Online PC Bandai Namco Games [4]
Sonic Rush Nintendo DS Sega [4]
2006 Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai PlayStation Portable Bandai [4]
Data Carddass: Chō Nenjū Kaisai Card de Ōen! Tamagotchi Cup Arcade Bandai [4]
Data Carddass: Dragon Ball Z 2 Arcade Bandai [4]
Crash Boom Bang! Nintendo DS Vivendi Universal Games [4]
Data Carddass: Tamagotchi no Puchi Puchi Omisecchi: Gohiikini Nintendo DS Bandai Namco Games [4]
The Battle of Yu Yu Hakusho: Shitō! Ankoku Bujutsu Kai Arcade Banpresto [4]
Tales of the Tempest Nintendo DS Bandai Namco Games [4]
2007 Saint Seiya: The Hades PlayStation 2 Bandai Namco Games [4]
Data Carddass: All Season Saikō! Card de Entry! Tamagotchi Contest Arcade Bandai [4]
Data Carddass: Dragon Ball Z Bakuretsu Impact Arcade Bandai [4]
Nodame Cantabile Nintendo DS Bandai Namco Games [4]
Draglade Nintendo DS Banpresto [4]
Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road PlayStation Portable Bandai Namco Games [4]
Tamagotchi no Puchi Puchi Omisecchi: Mina Thank You! Nintendo DS Bandai Namco Games [4]
Sonic Rush Adventure Nintendo DS Sega [4]
2008 Tamagotchi to Fushigi na Ehon Arcade Bandai [4]
Data Carddass: Dragon Ball Z W Bakuretsu Impact Arcade Bandai [4]
Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Bandai Namco Games [4]
Mobile Ops: The One Year War Xbox 360 Bandai Namco Games [4]
Street Fighter IV Arcade Capcom [4]
Draglade 2 Nintendo DS Bandai Namco Games [4]
Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World PlayStation 2 Bandai Namco Games [4]
Sonic Unleashed Wii, PlayStation 2 Sega [4]
2009 Street Fighter IV Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Capcom [4]
Dragonball Evolution PlayStation Portable Bandai Namco Games [4]
Data Carddass: Dragon Ball Kai Dragon Battlers Arcade Bandai [4]
Bleach DS 4th: Flame Bringer Nintendo DS Sega [4]
Tamagotchi no Narikiri Channel Nintendo DS Bandai Namco Games [4]
Battle Spirits: Kiseki no Hasha PlayStation Portable Bandai Namco Games [4]
2010 Nodame Cantabile: Tanoshii Ongaku no Jikan desu Nintendo DS Bandai Namco Games [4]
Super Street Fighter IV Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Capcom [4]
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, iOS, Android Sega [4]
Dragon Ball Heroes Arcade Bandai [4]
Sonic Colors Nintendo DS Sega [4]
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Arcade Capcom [4]
2011 Data Carddass: Toriko Itadaki Master Arcade Bandai [4]
Data Carddass: Card de Happy! Tamagotchi! Tama Heart Collection Arcade Bandai [4]
Tamagotchi Collection Nintendo DS Bandai Namco Games [4]
Saint Seiya: Sanctuary Battle PlayStation 3 Bandai Namco Games [4]
Sonic Generations Nintendo 3DS Sega [4]
2012 Street Fighter X Tekken Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Capcom [4]
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, iOS, Android Sega [4]
The Rumble Fish 2 for NESiCAxLive Arcade Dimps [4]
Alien vs. Gunners Android, iOS Dimps [4]
Bakemonogatari Portable PlayStation Portable Bandai Namco Games [4]
Ōchimainichi Tamagotchi Nintendo 3DS Bandai Namco Games [4]
2013 Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers PlayStation 3 Bandai Namco Games [4]
Sonic Lost World Nintendo 3DS Sega
Tamagotchi! Session no Dream School Nintendo 3DS Bandai Namco Games [4]
Phantom Gate Chronicle Android, iOS Dimps [4]
2014 Card Create Battle: One Piece Kings Arcade Bandai [4]
Data Carddass: Majin Bone Arcade Bandai [4]
Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 Nintendo 3DS Bandai Namco Games
Majin Bone: Jikan to Kūkan no Majin Nintendo 3DS Bandai Namco Games
Freedom Wars PlayStation Vita Sony Computer Entertainment
2015 Dragon Ball Xenoverse PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 Bandai Namco Games
Saint Seiya: Soldiers' Soul PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PC Bandai Namco Entertainment
School of Ragnarok Arcade Square Enix
IC Carddass: Dragon Ball iOS, Android, PC Bandai
2016 My Hero Academia: Battle for All Nintendo 3DS Bandai Namco Entertainment
Street Fighter V PlayStation 4, PC Capcom
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC Bandai Namco Entertainment
Super Dragon Ball Heroes Arcade Bandai
anywhereVR PlayStation VR Sony Music Entertainment
2017 Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X Nintendo 3DS Bandai Namco Entertainment
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Nintendo Switch Bandai Namco Entertainment
Black Clover: Grimoire Battle Arcade Bandai
2018 Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC Bandai Namco Entertainment
Dragon Ball Legends Android, iOS Bandai Namco Entertainment
Soulcalibur VI PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC Bandai Namco Entertainment
2019 Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission Nintendo Switch Bandai Namco Entertainment
AI Carddass: Zenonzard Android, iOS Bandai
2020 Saint Seiya: Shining Soldiers Android, iOS Bandai Namco Entertainment
Miniyonku Chōsoku Grand Prix Android, iOS Bandai Namco Entertainment
Tabe-O-Ja Nintendo Switch Bandai
2022 Mobile Suit Gundam: Arsenal Base Arcade Bandai
Dragon Ball: The Breakers PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch Bandai Namco Entertainment

References edit

  1. ^ Torres, Oscar (14 August 2020). "SNK Retrospective: 'Their humble beginnings to Now' | Talon Marks". Talon Marks | Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif. Retrieved 30 May 2022.
  2. ^ Leone, Matt (December 14, 2011). "The Man Who Created Street Fighter". 1Up.com. IGN Entertainment. Archived from the original on April 2, 2016. Retrieved February 27, 2023.
  3. ^ a b Harris, Craig (April 18, 2001). "Game Boy: GBA Sonic Developed by Dimps". IGN. Archived from the original on June 2, 2002. Retrieved February 27, 2023.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb "Dimps Titles" (in Japanese). Dimps. Archived from the original on May 28, 2014. Retrieved February 28, 2023.

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