Nihon Falcom

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Nihon Falcom
Founded: 1981-03

The Nihon Falcom Corporation (日本ファルコム株式会社) is a Japanese computer and video game development company. Founded in March 1981, Falcom are credited for starting the growth and development of the Japanese computer game industry, starting with the first Japanese role-playing-game in 1983, a genre that has been highly successful in Japan.

Falcom's Ys and Dragon Slayer series have been seen as huge successes for the company, with the former continuing to this day. Falcom were also pioneers in the real-time action and adventure genres, and were one of the first companies to start releasing games with fully developed soundtracks.

There was a brief partnership between Sega and Falcom during the early 1990s titled Sega Falcom.


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