Eighting

Summary

Eighting Co., Ltd.
Native name
株式会社エイティング
Eitingu Kabushiki-gaisha
FormerlyRaizing (1993–2000)
TypeKabushiki gaisha
IndustryVideo games
Founded15 March 1993; 28 years ago (1993-03-15)
Headquarters,
Number of employees
236[1] (2019)
ParentCOLOPL, Inc.[2] (2016–present)
Websitehttps://www.8ing.co.jp/

Eighting Co., Ltd.[a], stylized as 8ing, is a Japanese video game developer and publisher. It was formerly known as Raizing[b]. It is known for its shoot 'em ups and its licensed fighting games.

History

Raizing and Eighting were formed in part by former staff of Compile, to create arcade games. The development was done by Raizing, while sales and distribution were done by Eighting. Their first game, Mahou Daisakusen/Sorcer Striker was released in 1993. After the arcade developer Toaplan closed their doors, some of their staff went to Raizing, while others began the offshoot companies Cave, Takumi, and Gazelle, all of which were noted for their strong support of the shoot 'em up genre, and the "danmaku" (or "manic") subgenre in particular. Raizing continued to use arcade hardware based on Toaplan's units for years after Toaplan's demise.

The company featured a handful of former Compile employees, mainly those who worked on Musha Aleste, including Yuuichi Toyama (a.k.a. "Healthy"), Kazuyuki Nakashima, and Yokoo Kenichi. The company also included the famous shooting game developer Shinobu Yagawa who was the designer and programmer for Battle Garegga, Armed Police Batrider, and Battle Bakraid while at Raizing, and is now employed by Cave.

In October 2000, the Raizing division was incorporated into Eighting, and since then, no shooter games were produced. The company since then concentrated its video game business to home consoles and mobile/social gaming.

List of 8ing/Raizing's games

Raizing titles

Eighting titles

Notes

  1. ^ Japanese: 株式会社エイティング, Hepburn: Eitingu Kabushiki gaisha
  2. ^ Japanese: ライジング, Hepburn: Raijingu

References

  1. ^ "Company Profile" 会社概要 (in Japanese). Eighting. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  2. ^ "COLOPL, Inc". Retrieved June 18, 2017.
  3. ^ "What Have Eighting Been Up To Since Marvel vs. Capcom 3?". Siliconera. January 4, 2013. Retrieved March 20, 2013.

External links

  • 8ing.net (English)
  • R8ZING: A Raizing/Eighting Shooter Tribute
  • Interview with Sotoyama Yuuichi and Yokoo Kenich from Shooting Gameside #1 Magazine