Examu, formerly known as Yuki Enterprise, was a Japanese video game company founded in 2000. It mostly produced fighting games for arcades and home consoles. It is known for owning Team Arcana, the developer of the original intellectual property series Arcana Heart. Initially, they developed games for their own arcade system board called eX-Board, to release their games mostly on Taito's NESiCAxLive arcade delivery system. Support for eX-Board ceased in December, 2013.[2] At the end of February 2020, Examu suspended their business operations. Any ongoing development works and product supports (most particularly ongoing supported fighting games (including licensed fighting games)) has since migrated to its rebranded successor since 2019, Team Arcana.[1]

Company typeKabushiki gaisha
IndustryVideo games
FoundedMarch 2, 1999
DefunctLate February, 2020
FateRebranded as Team Arcana
SuccessorTeam Arcana
ProductsFighting games
Total assets¥160 million[1]
Number of employees

Games edit

Arcade games edit

Game Year Hardware Publisher(s)
Samurai Shodown V October 10, 2003 Neo Geo SNK
Samurai Shodown V Special April 22, 2004 Neo Geo SNK
Arcana Heart Full! 2006 Nexus 3D Yuki Enterprise
Arcana Heart 2 March 21, 2008 eX-Board Examu
Suggoi! Arcana Heart 2: Tenkousei Akane to Nazuna October 30, 2008 eX-Board Examu
Daemon Bride July 16, 2009 eX-Board Examu
Arcana Heart 3 September 20, 2010 eX-Board Examu
Aquapazza: Aquaplus Dream Match July 22, 2011 NESiCAxLive Aquaplus
Daemon Bride: Additional Gain November 24, 2011 NESiCAxLive Examu
Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!!! May 8, 2013 NESiCAxLive Examu
Arcana Heart 3: Love Max Six Stars!!!!!! December 4, 2014 NESiCAxLive Examu
Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel April 30, 2015 NESiCAxLive Nitroplus
Million Arthur: Arcana Blood November 21, 2017 NESiCAxLive2 Square Enix

Console games edit

Game Release Date System Publisher(s) JP NA EU
Arcana Heart October 12, 2006 PlayStation 2 AQ Interactive (JP) Yes Yes No
August 9, 2007 Atlus (NA)
Arcana Heart 2 April 9, 2009 PlayStation 2 AQ Interactive Yes No No
Arcana Heart 3 January 12, 2012 PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Arc System Works (JP) Yes Yes Yes
April 8, 2012 Aksys Games (NA)a
August 24, 2012 PQube (EU)
Aquapazza: Aquaplus Dream Match August 30, 2012 PlayStation 3 Aquaplus (JP) Yes Yes No
November 19, 2013 Atlus (NA)
Hello Kitty and the Apron of Magic December 12, 2013 Nintendo 3DS Examu (JP) Yes Yes Yes
June 11, 2015 Bergsala Lightweight (EU)b
January 26, 2016 Bergsala Lightweight (NA)b
Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! May 29, 2014 PlayStation 3
PlayStation Vita
Arc System Works (JP) Yes Yes Yes
September 23, 2014 Aksys Games (NA)
November 20, 2014 NIS America (EU)
Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel April 30, 2015 PlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
Marvelous Entertainment (JP) Yes Yes [3] Yes
February 2, 2016 XSEED Games (NA)a
April 7, 2016 Marvelous Entertainment (EU)c
Arcana Heart 3: Love Max Six Stars!!!!! December 12, 2017 Microsoft Windows Arc System Works Yes Yes Yes
Million Arthur: Arcana Blood November 29, 2018 PlayStation 4 Square Enix Yes No[4] No[4]
June 20, 2019 Microsoft Windows Yes Yes[5] Yes[5]

^a PlayStation 3 version is digital-only.
^b eShop release only.
^c PlayStation 4 version only.

References edit

  1. ^ a b c "株式会社エクサム" [Examu Ltd. – Company] (in Japanese). Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  2. ^ "株式会社エクサム" [Examu Ltd. – Products] (in Japanese). Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  3. ^ Romano, Sal (June 12, 2015). "Nitroplus Blasterz coming to North America this winter". Gematsu.com. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Romano, Sal (2018-11-20). "Million Arthur: Arcana Blood for PS4 currently only planned for Japanese release". Gematsu. Retrieved 2018-12-08.
  5. ^ a b O'Connor, Alice (2019-02-19). "Million Arthur: Arcana Blood punching to PC this summer". Rock Paper Shotgun. Gamer Network Ltd. Retrieved 2019-03-26.

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