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'''XSEED Games''' (XSEED JKS, Inc.) is an American video game publisher founded by former employees of Creator/SquareEnix's American branch that specializes in localizing Japanese video games from various companies for the North American market, similarly to {{Creator/Atlus}} USA and [[Creator/NipponIchi NIS America]].

Known for their colorful localizations with a strict adherence to [[{{Woolseyism}} the spirit of their scripts]], the company has gained a reputation for publishing games that could be considered too niche or uncertain for larger companies to localize, friendly and transparent PR open to fan feedback, [[PolishedPort excellent in-house PC ports]], behind-the-scenes blog posts, and [[DoingItForTheArt frankly insane work ethic]].

The company has formed a partnership with Marvelous Entertainment USA to publish some of its games in North America, and an exclusive publishing partnership with {{Creator/Falcom}}, essentially making XSEED the primary publisher of the ''VideoGame/{{Ys}}'' and ''[[VideoGame/KisekiSeries Trails]]'' games starting with ''Trails in the Sky'' in North America. They are also responsible for localizing most of Creator/MediaVision's games, including the ''Franchise/WildArms'' series.

Find their website [[http://www.xseedgames.com/ here]]. You can read their localization blog [[http://xseedgames.tumblr.com/ here]].
!!Games published:
* ''[[VideoGame/AkibasTrip Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed]]''
** ''Akiba's Beat''
* ''Ark of the Ages'' (Android, iPhone/iPod)
* ''VideoGame/AvalonCode''
* ''{{VideoGame/Brandish}}: The Dark Revenant''
* ''Literature/BraveStory: New Traveler''
* ''VideoGame/CorpseParty''
** ''VideoGame/CorpseParty: Book of Shadows''
** ''VideoGame/CorpseParty: Blood Drive''
* ''Drill Sergeant Mindstrong''
* ''Dungeon Maker: Hunting Ground''
* ''VideoGame/EarthDefenseForce 2: Invaders From Planet Space''
* ''VideoGame/FateExtellaTheUmbralStar''
* ''Fishing Resort''
* ''VideoGame/FlowerSunAndRain''
* ''VideoGame/FragileDreamsFarewellRuinsOfTheMoon''
* ''VideoGame/GrandKnightsHistory'' (Cancelled)
* ''VideoGame/HalfMinuteHero'' (PSP version)
* ''VideoGame/IvyTheKiwi'' (DS, Wii)
* ''Ju-on: The Grudge''
* ''VideoGame/KillerIsDead'' ([=PlayStation=] 3, Xbox 360)
* KORG DS-10 Synthesizer
* ''VideoGame/TheLastStory''
* ''VideoGame/KisekiSeries''
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky''
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel''
* ''VideoGame/LittleKingsStory''
* ''VideoGame/LordOfMagnaMaidenHeaven''
* ''[[VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar Lunar: Silver Star Harmony]]''
* ''VideoGame/{{Onechanbara}} Z2: Chaos''
* ''VideoGame/NitroplusBlasterzHeroinesInfiniteDuel'' ([=PlayStation 3=], [=PlayStation 4=] with cross-gen multiplayer support)
* ''Orgarythm''
* ''VideoGame/PandorasTower''
* ''Populous DS''
* ''[[Videogame/RagnarokOnline Ragnarok DS]]''
** ''VideoGame/RagnarokOdyssey''
* ''Videogame/RetroGameChallenge''
* ''Videogame/RuneFactoryFrontier''
** ''Videogame/RuneFactory4''
* ''Sakuna: of Rice and Ruin'' (to be released in 2018)
* ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown Sen''
* ''Videogame/SenranKagura Burst''
** ''Videogame/SenranKagura: Shinovi Versus''
** ''Videogame/SenranKagura: Bon Appétit!''
** ''Videogame/SenranKagura 2: Deep Crimson''
** ''Videogame/SenranKagura: Estival Versus''
* ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts: From the New World''
* ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}: Half-Genie Hero'' (PS4, Vita and Wii U retail versions)
* ''Anime/TheSkyCrawlers: Innocent Aces''
* ''Videogame/{{Solatorobo}}: Red the Hunter''
* ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons''
** ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasonsTrioOfTowns''
* ''Sumioni: Demon Arts''
* ''Videogame/UnchainedBlades''
* ''Valhalla Knights''
* ''Valhalla Knights 2'' [[/index]](and the ''Battle Stance'' UpdatedRerelease)[[index]]
* ''Valhalla Knights 3''
* ''Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga''[[/index]]
* ''[[Manga/HajimeNoIppo Victorious Boxers: Revolution]]''[[index]]
* ''VideoGame/WayOfTheSamurai 4''
* ''Franchise/WildArms'' (starting with the fourth main installment)
** ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 4}}''
** ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 5}}'' (10th Anniversary Edition)
** ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs XF}}''
* ''The Wizard of Oz: Beyond The Yellow Brick Road''
* ''Videogame/WizardryLabyrinthOfLostSouls'' (iPhone/iPod, [=PlayStation=] 3)
* ''Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls - The Red Shadow of the Sister''
* ''Franchise/{{Ys}}'' (as of ''Ys 7'', excluding ''Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana'')
** ''Ys Origin''
** ''Ys: I & II Chronicles'' (Premium Edition)
** ''Ys I & II Chronicles+''
** ''Ys: The Oath in Felghana'' (PC, PSP)
** ''VideoGame/YsSeven''
** ''Videogame/YsMemoriesOfCelceta''
* ''Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection''
!! Tropes associated with XSEED
* {{Fanservice}}:
** Several, but the VideoGame/SenranKagura franchise is their biggest example, [[SexSells something that they are very well-aware of]].
** Subverted, as [[http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/04/fanservice-games-apart-senran-kagura-says-xseed/ they plan to no longer release any more fanservice games]] that aren't related to ''Senran Kagura''. It's because that series is Marvelous' most successful one, and also because they can see its potential beyond its famous fanservice.
* FriendlyRival: With Aksys Games.
* IReadItForTheArticles: Even in their more fanservice-heavy games, the staff are more likely to talk about their favorite characters, the writing, and what makes members of the cast good female role models.
* KindheartedCatLover: They occasionally post pictures of their cats on their Twitter.
* TheSmartGirl: Sara Leen, ''Xseed'''s head programmer, responsible for coding the ''Trails'' games in particular with outdated work tools and reverse-engineering source code to port their games, if none is available.