D3 Publisher is a Japanese Video Game Publisher, founded in 1992. In 2009 Namco Bandai became majority owner of the company (owning 95% of its shares). Its United States counterpart is D3 Publisher of America. D3 Publisher also licenses Nickelodeon as video games among other licensing agreements with Cartoon Network, Barbie, Disney, Monster High, American Girl, Scooby-Doo, Classic Media (through DreamWorks Animation), Universal City Studios and Bratz. No word yet as D3 Publisher renews its Nickelodeon, Scooby-Doo and American Girl video game licenses.
As of now, the North American branch is dedicated to publishing mobile phone games as D3 Go!, although a statement released mentions that they'll also localize D3 games made in Japan from time to time.
- Bandai Namco Entertainment
- Sandlot: Creator of D3's flagship series, Earth Defense Force.
- Tamsoft: Creator of D3's other flagship series, the Onechanbara.
- Vicious Cycle Software
Notable works published:
- Vol. 75: The Double Shooting: RayStorm × RayCrisis — A compilation of RayStorm and RayCrisis
- Vol. 31: The Earth Defense Force — Released in 2003 in Japan, the game puts you in the role of a soldier in Japan's Kaiju Defense Force to fight off an alien invasion by shooting down gigantic bugs. The game was later released in Europe in 2004 as Monster Attack.
- Vol. 81: The Earth Defense Force 2 — Released in 2005 in Japan and a sequel to The Earth Defense Force. It was later released in Europe as Global Defence Force in 2007.
- Vol.39: Boku no Machi Zukuri: Machi-ing Maker++ — Original published by Media Factory in 2001 before becoming part of the Simple 2000 series in 2003. It was published by Natsume as MetropolisMania in the US and Ubisoft in Europe in 2002.
- Vol.121: Machi-ing Maker 2: Zoku Boku no Machi Zukuri — Released in 2006 in Japan. It was picked up Natsume for a North American release in 2007 and Ubisoft for a European release in 2008.
- Vol. 55: The Catfight: Onna Neko Densetsu (AKA Fighting Angels)
- Vol. 61: The OneeChanbara — Released in 2004, it featured scantly-clad babes hacking up zombies. It was released in Europe as Zombie Zone
- Vol.80: The OneeChanpuru ~ The Onechan Special Chapter ~ — Released in Japan in 2007 as an updated re-release of the original. It was released in Europe as Zombie Hunters (also know as Zombie Zone: Other Side).
- Vol. 90: The OneeChanbara 2 — A sequel to the original game.
- Vol.101: The OneeChampon ~ The Onechan 2 Special Chapter ~ — An updated re-release to the game above.
- Simple 2000 Series Vol. 91: The All*Star Kakutou Matsuri (AKA All Star Fighters)
- Bullet Girls Phantasia (PS4, PSV, and later, PC) — The third game in the Bullet Girls series.
- Coraline (PS2, Wii, and Nintendo DS.)
- Earth Defense Force 2017 — A sequel to The Earth Defense Force 2.
- Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard
- Matt Hazard: Blood Bath & Beyond
- Matching Maker DS
- Matching Maker 3 x Tousouchuu
- Matching Maker 4
- Omega Labyrinth Life
- Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad — Titled Oneechanbara Vortex in Japan. Xbox 360 version.
- Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
- Storm Lover - A PSP/PSV Otome Game.