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Sting Entertainment

Sting Entertainment (株式会社スティング) is a Japanese game development studio. Some of their titles include Treasure Hunter G, Evolution: The World of Sacred Device, and the Dept. Heaven series of games. Its active properties currently include Baroque, Dokapon, and the Dept. Heaven series.

Sting Entertainment
Native name
株式会社スティング
Private company
IndustryVideo game industry
FoundedFebruary 7, 1989
HeadquartersTokyo, Japan
ProductsDept. Heaven series
Websitesting.co.jp

On March 10, 2009, Atlus and Sting announced a partnership where Sting games would be published by Atlus in Japan.[1] Atlus also expressed an interest in having Sting develop Atlus games.[1]

In March 2012, Sting and fellow game developer Idea Factory formed a partnership, wherein members from both companies would collaborate to create games that would showcase both their talents.[2] Titles developed by both companies were released under the label of Super Sting. Their first title, Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection, was released three months later, in July 2012.

Games developed and published by StingEdit

Sting has developed many games, both original creations and contract work, across many platforms. They also regularly port and remake games for new platforms.

Title System Original release date Developer(s) Publisher(s) JP NA EU AUS
Psycho Chaser PC-Engine April 6, 1990 Sting Entertainment Naxat Soft Yes
Naxat Stadium PC-Engine October 26, 1990 Sting Entertainment Naxat Soft Yes
Last Battalion a.k.a. OverRide PC-Engine January 8, 1991 Sting Entertainment Data East Yes
Sharp X68000 November 15, 1991 Sting Entertainment Yes
Hakunetsu Pro Yakyuu Ganba League a.k.a. Extra Innings Super Famicom August 9, 1991 Sting Entertainment Sony Music Entertainment Japan Yes Yes
March 1992 Sony Imagesoft
Hakunetsu Professional Baseball: Ganba League '93 Super Famicom December 11, 1992 Sting Entertainment Sony Music Entertainment Japan Yes
Kentou-Ou World Champion a.k.a. TKO Super Championship Boxing Super Famicom April 28, 1992 Sting Entertainment SOFEL Yes Yes Yes
Tatsujin PC-Engine July 24, 1992 Sting Entertainment Taito Corporation Yes
Flying Hero: Bugyuru no Daibouken Super Famicom December 18, 1992 Sting Entertainment SOFEL Yes
Onizuka Katsuya Super Virtual Boxing Super Famicom November 26, 1993 Sting Entertainment Tokuma Shoten Yes
Yadamon Wonderland Dreams Super Famicom November 26, 1993 Sting Entertainment Tokuma Shoten Yes
Melfand Stories Super Famicom March 25, 1994 Sting Entertainment ASCII Entertainment Yes
The Jetsons: Invasion of the Planet Pirates a.k.a. Yōkai Buster: Ruka no Daibōken Super Famicom June 1994 Sting Entertainment Kadokawa Shoten, Taito Corporation Yes Yes
Treasure Hunter G Super Famicom May 24, 1996 Sting Entertainment Square Yes
Solid Runner Super Famicom March 28, 1997 Sting Entertainment ASCII Entertainment Yes
Slamtilt Microsoft Windows 1998 Sting Entertainment 21st Century Entertainment Yes
Baroque Sega Saturn May 21, 1998 Sting Entertainment Sting Entertainment, Atlus USA, Rising Star Games Yes
PlayStation October 28, 1999 Yes
PlayStation 2 June 28, 2007 Yes Yes Yes
PlayStation Network December 26, 2007 Yes Yes
Wii March 13, 2008 Yes Yes Yes
Evolution: The World of Sacred Device Dreamcast January 12, 1999 Sting Entertainment ESP Software, Ubisoft Yes Yes Yes
Evolution 2: Far Off Promise Dreamcast December 23, 1999 Sting Entertainment ESP Software, Ubisoft Yes Yes Yes
Baroque Shooting Microsoft Windows June 17, 2000 Sting Entertainment Sting Entertainment Yes
Baroque Syndrome Microsoft Windows July 27, 2000 Sting Entertainment Sting Entertainment Yes
Haruka Typing Microsoft Windows February 7, 2001 Sting Entertainment Sting Entertainment Yes
Wizardry Scenario 1: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord WonderSwan Color March 1, 2001 Sting Entertainment Sting Entertainment, Sir-Tech Yes
Koguru Guruguru: Guruguru to Nakayoshi Game Boy Color July 1, 2001 Sting Entertainment Sting Entertainment Yes
Baroque Typing Microsoft Windows May 22, 2002 Sting Entertainment Sting Entertainment Yes
Riviera: The Promised Land WonderSwan Color July 12, 2002 Sting Entertainment Sting Entertainment, Atlus USA, 505 Games, Bandai Yes
Game Boy Advance November 25, 2004 Yes Yes
PlayStation Portable November 22, 2006 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Evolution Worlds GameCube July 26, 2002 Sting Entertainment ESP Software, Ubisoft Yes Yes Yes
Riviera: The Promised Land WonderSwan Color July 12, 2002 Sting Entertainment Sting Entertainment, Atlus USA, 505 Games, Bandai Yes
Game Boy Advance November 25, 2004 Yes Yes
PlayStation Portable November 22, 2006 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yggdra Union: We'll Never Fight Alone Game Boy Advance March 23, 2006 Sting Entertainment Sting Entertainment, Atlus USA, 505 Games Yes Yes Yes
PlayStation Portable January 24, 2008 Yes Yes
Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth PlayStation 2 October 26, 2006 Sting Entertainment Aquaplus, NIS America Yes
PlayStation Portable May 28, 2009 Yes
PlayStation 4 April 26, 2018 Yes Coming Coming Coming
PlayStation Vita Yes Coming Coming Coming
Dokapon Kingdom PlayStation 2 November 22, 2007 Sting Entertainment Examu, Atlus USA, BigBen Interactive Yes Yes
Wii July 31, 2008 Yes Yes Yes
Dokapon Journey Nintendo DS July 31, 2008 Suzak Inc. ESP Software, Ubisoft Yes Yes
Knights in the Nightmare Nintendo DS September 25, 2008 Sting Entertainment Sting Entertainment Yes Yes
PSP April 22, 2010 Yes Yes
Hexyz Force PlayStation Portable November 12, 2009 Sting Entertainment Atlus Yes Yes
Yggdra Unison Cellphone November 12, 2009 Sting Entertainment Sting Entertainment, Atlus Yes
PlayStation Portable September 16, 2008 Yes
Nintendo DS November 12, 2009 Yes
Blaze Union: Story to Reach the Future PlayStation Portable May 27, 2010 Sting Entertainment Atlus Yes
To Heart 2: Dungeon Travelers PlayStation Portable June 30, 2011 Sting Entertainment Aquaplus Yes
PlayStation Vita April 30, 2015 Yes
Gungnir: Inferno of the Demon Lance and the War of Heroes PlayStation Portable May 19, 2011 Sting Entertainment Atlus Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gloria Union PlayStation Portable June 23, 2011 Sting Entertainment Atlus Yes
Dragon Labyrinth Android 2.1-or-higher smartphone December 13, 2011 Sting Entertainment Sting Entertainment Yes
Baroque FPS iOS December 25, 2011 Sting Entertainment Sting Entertainment Yes Yes Yes
Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection (Generation of Chaos VI) PlayStation Portable June 28, 2012 Sting Entertainment Atlus Yes Yes Yes
Dungeon Travelers 2 PlayStation Portable March 28, 2013 Sting Entertainment Aquaplus, Atlus, NIS America Yes Yes Yes
PlayStation Vita September 25, 2014 Yes Yes Yes
Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart PlayStation Portable May 29, 2014 Compile Heart, Sting Entertainment Compile Heart, Idea Factory International Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Windows April 26, 2016 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dungeon Travelers 2-2 PlayStation Vita April 20, 2017 Sting Entertainment Aquaplus Yes

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Tanaka, John. "Atlus Partners with Sting". IGN.
  2. ^ "About the New Brand Super Sting". Idea Factory. Archived from the original on 2012-10-29.

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