Tecmo News


Dead or Alive PSP Creepily Promises 'Paradise in the Palm of Your Hand'

By Chris Faylor, Jan 22, 2010 1:30pm PST

Tecmo's Dead or Alive fighting franchise is at long last making its way to the PSP, though perhaps not in the way you'd expect. Rather than...


"To each their own man. I have no interest in Team Ninja products for the most part, so I ..."

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Quantum Theory Coming to Xbox 360 Too

By Chris Faylor, Dec 07, 2009 9:19am PST

Formerly a PlayStation 3 exclusive, Tecmo Koei's Quantum Theory--billed as "the company's first attempt at the third-person shooter genre"--is now also due on Xbox 360 when it hits North America next spring, the Japanese publisher said today.


"the art style is just horrible, it's gears of war gone gay + tribal tattoos"

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Tecmo Bowl Coming to XBLA Next Year

By Nick Breckon, May 27, 2009 3:13pm PDT

A version of the classic football series Tecmo Bowl is headed to Xbox Live Arcade early next year, according to the company. "For now, we're...


"ugh the original tecmo bowl sucked, tecmo super bowl was the best"

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Tecmo and Koei to Merge in April 2009

By Blake Ellison, Nov 18, 2008 11:08am PST

Tecmo, publisher of the Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive series, has successfully negotiated a merger with fellow Japanese publisher Koei, and the...


"Romance of the Three Kingdoms + the bikini'd cast of DoA. Oh man."

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Tecmo and Koei Talk Merger

By Blake Ellison, Sep 09, 2008 9:35am PDT

Japanese game studio Tecmo, publisher of Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden, turned heads last week when it turned down a buyout offer from Final...


Square Enix Backs Down from Tecmo Takeover Bid, Looks for Other Buyout Targets

By Blake Ellison, Sep 05, 2008 11:29am PDT

Square Enix, which recently made "a friendly offer" to buy a controlling stake in Japanese publisher Tecmo, has withdrawn its proposal following a...


"Seems how tecmo can't afford to pay their bonuses to their employee's, maybe they should have ..."

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Tecmo Rejects Square Enix Buyout Offer, In Merger Talks with Dynasty Warriors Owner Koei

By Chris Faylor, Sep 04, 2008 7:55am PDT

Japanese game developer Tecmo today rejected the buyout offer from Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest owner Square Enix, instead opting to pursue...


"I agree. Even though Square-Enix's games have left me uninspired now, they do have a lot of ..."

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Square Enix Makes Tecmo Takeover Bid

By Chris Faylor, Aug 29, 2008 7:46am PDT

Monolithic Japanese developer Square Enix today made a "friendly" offer to acquire a controlling stake in Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive developer...


"He's right, they haven't made an 'acclaimed' Final Fantasy title since prior to the Square -> ..."

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Ninja Gaiden Devs Pursuing New Genre in 2009

By Aaron Linde, Jul 21, 2008 1:26pm PDT

Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive developers Team Ninja is planning to tackle a new genre in a title aimed for release next year, according to...


"I could've sworn both of you were right. I recall that that same week, Team Ninja did the same ..."

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Tecmo, Itagaki Submit Contradicting Evidence, Suspicions of Falsified Documents Arise

By Chris Faylor, Jun 19, 2008 8:00pm PDT

As the legal showdown between Japanese developer Tecmo and soon-to-be former Team NINJA subsidiary head Tomonobu Itagaki commences, both sides have...


"Look at it this way Chris, most people have to click a few extra times for spelling and grammar ..."

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Tecmo Denies Exodus Rumors, Says Employees 'Appropriately Compensated'

By Aaron Linde, Jun 19, 2008 1:56pm PDT

Japanese developer Tecmo has issued a statement denying allegations a staff exodus and clarifying details surrounding the several pending lawsuits...


"Not really. I also get the idea that the "exodus" is quite real, and if it is the lawsuits will ..."

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Tecmo Files Gag Order Against Team Ninja Chief

By Aaron Linde, Jun 18, 2008 12:49pm PDT

Embattled Japanese developer Tecmo has filed for a gag order with the Tokyo District Court to restrict former Team Ninja lead Tomonobu Itagaki from...


"I love NG2. One of the best X360 games, period. There are all these complaints that I've never ..."

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Every Tecmo Employee Sues Over Labor Violations

By Chris Faylor, Jun 17, 2008 7:56am PDT

As previously rumored, more Tecmo employees have filed suit against the Japanese developer in the wake of Ninja Gaiden II director Tomonobu...


"That I agree with, but the rest of the game is still a good improvement over the original. "

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Report: Team Ninja Exodus Follows Itagaki Departure, More Lawsuits on the Way

By Aaron Linde, Jun 16, 2008 1:15pm PDT

As many as three dozen members of Team Ninja may be following former studio chief and Ninja Gaiden II (360) director Tomonobu Itagaki after his...


"Yeah it really sucks that they screwed him and his team over so much in the first place, but ..."

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Tecmo Stock Takes 10% Hit After Itagaki Departure

By Aaron Linde, Jun 06, 2008 5:00pm PDT

Within days of the sudden resignation of Team Ninja lead and Ninja Gaiden II (360) director Tomonobu Itagaki, shares of parent company Tecmo have...


"His departure obviously shook investor confidence across the board."

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