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'''[=FromSoftware, Inc.=]''' 『株式会社フロム・ソフトウェア』 is a Japanese game developer founded in 1986. Mostly known for NintendoHard games involving HumongousMecha and, more recently, their brutally addicting NintendoHard [=Action-RPGs=], ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'', ''[[VideoGame/DarkSouls Dark Souls I]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/DarkSoulsII II]]''. Generally speaking, almost every game they make tends to either go against the grain or have something to distinguish itself from the competition.

In early-mid 2014, Kadokawa announced that they acquired 80% of [=FromSoftware=], ending nearly 20 years of independence.

!!Games developed or published by [=FromSoftware=]:
* ''[[{{VideoGame/ThreeDDotGameHeroes}} 3D Dot Game Heroes]]''
* ''VideoGame/AnotherCenturysEpisode''
* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}''
* ''Cookie & Cream''
* ''VideoGame/{{Chromehounds}}''
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls''
** ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsI''
** ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII''
** ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII''
* ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls''
* ''VideoGame/EchoNight''
* ''VideoGame/EnchantedArms''
* ''Eternal Ring''
* ''VideoGame/{{Evergrace}}''
** ''Forever Kingdom''
* ''VideoGame/{{Kuon}}''
* ''VideoGame/LostKingdoms''
* ''VideoGame/MetalWolfChaos''
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn''
* ''Murakumo Renegade Mech Pursuit''
* ''VideoGame/NinjaBlade''
* ''VideoGame/OtogiMythOfDemons''
** ''VideoGame/Otogi2ImmortalWarriors''
* ''Shadow Tower''
** ''Shadow Tower Abyss''
* ''VideoGame/SteelBattalion: Heavy Armor''
* ''VideoGame/{{Tenchu}}'' from ''Wrath of Heaven'' onward

!! VideoGame/ArmoredCore series
* ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore''
** ''Project Phantasma''
** ''Master of Arena''
* ''Armored Core 2''
** ''Another Age''
* ''Armored Core 3''
** ''Silent Line''
** ''Nexus''
** ''Nine Breaker''
** ''Formula Front''
** ''Last Raven''
* ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore4''
** ''Armored Core: For Answer''
* ''VideoGame/ArmoredCoreV''
** ''VideoGame/ArmoredCoreVerdictDay''

!! ''VideoGame/KingsField'' series
* ''[[VideoGame/KingsField King's Field]] I, II, III, IV''
* ''King's Field Additional I & II''
* ''King's Field Mobile I & II, EX''


!!Recurring tropes in [=FromSoftware=]'s works:
* AuthorAppeal: Company president and director-in-chief Hidetaka Miyazaki is a well known fan of Manga/{{Berserk}}, and nods and outright allusions to it are very common in From Software works. As of Bloodborne, fans are speculating that he has been on a [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraft]] binge.
* {{BFG}}: The Karasawa Gun, often used as one of the strongest rifles available (''Armored Core'' usually has it as an InfinityPlusOneSword).
* {{BFS}}: The Moonlight Sword, a regular among the the strongest blades available (laser blades in ''Armored Core'', magic swords in the ''Souls'' series).
* CrapsackWorld: The setting for ''Armored Core'' is less than optimistic, with each new instalment escalating the global conflict and the pathos of war. The same can be said for the ''Souls'' series, with a recursive plot involving the fall of a great kingdom and the rise of darkness.
* NintendoHard: A large amount of their published games throw in some particularly nasty cases of FakeDifficulty, including, but not limited to: CheckpointStarvation, KaizoTrap, numerous boss battle types, SpitefulAI, EarlyGameHell, GuideDangIt, etc.
* SceneryGorn [=/=] SceneryPorn: An amazing mixture of both; when they want to convey the greatness of a scene, they do so with every cent of their budget. And when they want bleakness... let's just say nausea isn't too great of a word.