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Established: 1967

Software Highlights from Credited Titles

Tecmo's first work that SPOnG is aware of is the 1986 title, "Rygar: Let's Fight" (Arcade).

The company has been involved titles released on the Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, DS/DSi, PS2, PSP, Xbox, PlayStation, Arcade, Dreamcast, Sega Megadrive, SNES, Amiga, Lynx, Sega Master System, NES, C64, Spectrum 48K, Sinclair Spectrum 128K and Amstrad CPC. Of these, "Dead or Alive 2" (Dreamcast), "Dead or Alive 4" (Xbox 360), "Ninja Gaiden" (Xbox), "Ninja Gaiden Sigma" (PS3), "Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball" (Xbox) has been a best selling title.

The company's most recent involvement was on the 2009 release "Quantum Theory" (PS3).

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31 Mar 2011

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09 Apr 2010

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26 Feb 2010

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20 Jan 2010

PSP Dead or Alive To Feature No Fighting News

Nope, you get to look at pretty digital girls instead!

16 Dec 2009

Tecmo's Loyalty Lapse - or Plain Common Sense News

Once a PS3 exclusive, but not any more!

08 Dec 2009

Uncharted 2 Biggest Seller in Japan Apparently News

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16 Oct 2009

Tecmo Koei: We Need New IP for Europe News

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03 Jul 2009

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08 Apr 2009

Tecmo Confirms PS3 Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 News

No surprises there then.

19 Mar 2009

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17 Mar 2009

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19 Nov 2008

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10 Oct 2008

Tecmo and Employees Make Peace News

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08 Sep 2008

Tecmo Turns Down Square Enix Loves Koei Instead News

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04 Sep 2008

Tecmo: Tomonobu Itagaki Distorted Facts News

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04 Jun 2008

Ninja Gaiden Designer Itagaki Resigns and Sues News

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03 Jun 2008

Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword Coming to Europe News

Ryu slices and dices on DS

04 Apr 2008

Ninja Gaiden 2 Trailer On The Way News

Get guessing

11 Sep 2007

Ninja Gaiden Sigma Breast Fest: Pictures News

“So, let’s talk a little about boob modelling technologies…”

14 Jun 2007

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08 Jun 2007

Virtual Console Gets Kidnap Fetish News

It's F-F-F-Friday!

27 Apr 2007

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19 Apr 2007

Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword (DS) – First Trailer News

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02 Apr 2007

Ninja Gaiden on DS News

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28 Mar 2007

DOA Beach Volleyball Creator Sued for Sexual Harrassment News

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07 Nov 2006

Tokobot Plus: New Info and Screens Inside News

Swings, climbs and spins on to PS2 next month

18 Oct 2006

New Tokobot is PS2-bound News

Tecmo’s cutesy mini-mechs swings onto home console.

09 Oct 2006

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NSFW update for the lads

02 Oct 2006

Ninja Gaiden Sigma Heads to PS3 News

Though unlikely to be an entirely new game

20 Sep 2006

Tecmo reveals first Revolution title. GAY GOLF! News

Think about it...

15 Feb 2006

DOA X Beach Volleyball Sequel Looms News

Get the Hand Lotion! Game/'sturb' synergy for 360.

31 Jan 2006

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Whimsical problem solving PSP platformer

19 Jan 2006

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28 Dec 2005

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Prepare to wet thyself

28 Dec 2005

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20 Dec 2005

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15 Dec 2005

Dead or Alive 4: New Screens as Game Slips News

Japanese launch misses key title.

29 Nov 2005

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Hate, hate, hate…

29 Sep 2005

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Code Cronus for Xbox 360.

03 Jun 2005

Arcade Renaissance Around the Corner? News

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20 May 2005

Tecmo’s Itagaki-san Rubbishes Tekken. Again! News

Outspoken perv-em-up godfather attacks Namco brawler.

28 Feb 2005

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Geeks named and shamed over DOA skin flicks.

10 Feb 2005

Dead or Alive News: Today's Excuse for Picture of Semi-naked Chick! News

Movie titbit – model once featured in a men’s magazine cast.

11 Jan 2005

Tecmo president slams Sony’s Xbox-a-like strategy for PlayStation 3 News

Strange stuff indeed as Itagaki’s temper fuelled from above

22 Nov 2004

Tecmo Gets Nostalgic - PS2 Hit Parade Revealed News

Bombjack and Solomon's Key - And no need for outsized 10p coins!

07 Sep 2004

Ninja Gaiden expansion pack now available for download News

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11 Aug 2004

Dead or Alive Ultimate pushed back to October News

Online Tecmo scrapper proves tardy.

02 Jul 2004

Ninja Gaiden update revealed! News

New enemies, options, bosses, weapons, everything…

24 Jun 2004

Tecmo Gaiden head-loss confirmed - Exclusive details News

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22 Apr 2004

Ninja Gaiden Content Cuts – The Truth Revealed News

Censorship debacle rolls on.

12 Mar 2004

Ninja Gaiden censored in Europe News

Euro games to keep heads

08 Mar 2004

Perhaps the Most Shocking Thing Ever - Tecmo Bundles Pillow-humping Freebie News

This goes from funny to disturbing rather quickly...

05 Feb 2004

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Team Ninja prepares to dethrone DOA3.

15 Jan 2004

Team Ninja gets technical News

Dead or Alive Online screens emerge

01 Aug 2003

Buy DOA Xtreme Beach Volleyball bikinis News

If you have more money than sense that is.

30 Jun 2003

Dead or Alive Will Be Online Forever News

Retro remakes as well as XBV and DOA 4 to make the jump

21 May 2003

Yes! Dead or Alive fashion show comes to LA! News

E3 to see skimpiest catwalk in history.

06 May 2003

Naked Dead or Alive Volleyball hack causes fury at Tecmo News

Shock horror. ‘Most predictable hack ever’ anger.

28 Mar 2003

Dead or Alive Online details emerge News

Title and content says it all.

20 Feb 2003

Tecmo Photograph-em-up heads to Xbox News

Click click click.

27 Jan 2003

DOA Xtreme Beach Volleyball banned for under 18s! News

But it’s a sports title!

21 Nov 2002

Dead or Alive Beach Basketball? News

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15 Nov 2002

Tecmo chief talks of flagging Japanese Xbox News

Are those teethmarks in the hand that feeds?

29 Oct 2002

New Dead or Alive game revealed News

Team Ninja and Microsoft cement relationship with Xboxclusive.

23 Sep 2002

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See what our sushi-loving gaming brethren will be playing!

10 Sep 2002

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For artistic reasons only, you understand.

28 Aug 2002

Tecmo still mute over Dead or Alive 4 platform News

To Xbox or not Xbox, that is the question?

12 Jul 2002

Dead or Alive 4 announced News

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11 Jul 2002

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07 May 2002

New Ninja Gaiden title for E3 News

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01 May 2002

Dead or Alive 3 booster disc details revealed News

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08 Mar 2002

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14 Feb 2002

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The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) has revealed the nominees for the fifth Annual Interactive Achievement Awards.

11 Feb 2002

Dead or Alive add-on confirmed News

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13 Dec 2001

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08 Nov 2001

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31 Oct 2001

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11 Sep 2001

New stunning Dead or Alive 3 Xbox shots released News

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13 Aug 2001

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30 Jul 2001

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28 Apr 2001

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18 Apr 2001

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30 Jan 2001

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28 Jan 2001

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