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Marvelous Entertainment is a video game publisher founded in 1997. They have headquarters in both Shibuya, Japan and California, USA. They are involved in a wide variety of titles that are wildly diverse such as Harvest Moon, No More Heroes, Contact, Muramasa: The Demon Blade, Avalon Code, Luminous Arc, Bomberman and a variety of other titles.
Europe and America
For quite some time Marvelous was a company who published games exclusively for Japan, whereas publishers elsewhere in the world would publish the games for that region (example: while Marvelous published No More Heroes in Japan, Ubisoft did so in the states). When the company decided to expand elsewhere in the world, they first eyed Europe due to the near abandonment of Japanese companies there, and thus established Rising Star Games to publish titles along with partner Atari. This was done in 2004.
A year later Marvelous created an American branch named Marvelous Entertainment USA, though they wouldn't announce that they would start to publish games for the American audiences until 2007, partnering with XSEED Games. While they are devoted to all consoles, they are currently publishing a heavy amount of games for the Wii and Nintendo DS that outnumbers all other consoles put together.
On January 10, 2011, Marvelous Entertainment announced a merger between it , AQ Interactive, Inc. and Liveware, Inc. . The merger took place officially on October 5, 2011 and their name changed to Marvelous AQL as well as a new logo. They also announced several new games including Kaio: King of Pirates,
On March 21, 2014, Marvelous AQL announced it would be dropping the AQL and become just Marvelous, along with getting a new logo. This change will take effect July 1.
List of games
- Main article: List of Marvelous Entertainment games
Some of their most popular video games include: