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Natsume (sometimes spelled Natume) is a Japanese video game developer and publisher. The company was founded in October 1987, and established an American division, Natsume, Inc., a year later. Some of Natsume's early employees formerly worked for Konami.

Natsume, in its earlier years, was closely associated with Taito, developing sequels to their games, occasionally supporting work on their arcade games, and localizing later games in the Lufia series after Taito America closed down. They have also developed numerous Super Sentai and Power Rangers games for Bandai.


Games developed and/or published by Natsume include:

  • Abadox (co-developer & Japanese publisher)
  • Adventures to Go! (US publisher)
  • Afrika (US publisher)
  • Amazing Penguin (developer & publisher)
  • Bubble Bobble Part 2 (GB version; US publisher)
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Wrath of the Darkhul King (developer)
  • Bust-A-Move 3 and 4 (US publisher)
  • Captain Tsubasa (PS2 game; developer)
  • Car Battler Joe (US publisher)
  • Choujin Sentai Jetman (Famicom game; developer)
  • Chulip (US publisher)
  • CIMA: The Enemy (US publisher)
  • Croc 2 (GBC version; developer)
  • Dead Moon (co-developer)
  • DICE: DNA Integrated Cybernetic Enterprises (developer)
  • Don Doko Don 2 (developer)
  • Dragon Fighter (developer)
  • Dungeon Magic: Sword of the Elements (developer & JP publisher)
  • Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (some graphic design)
  • Flying Dragon (Nintendo 64 game; US publisher)
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  • Freedom Wings (US publisher)
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy (developer)
  • Gekisou Sentai Carranger: Zenkai! Racer Senshi (Sufami Turbo game; developer)
  • Gundam Battle Assault series (developer)
  • Gundam Wing Endless Duel (developer)
  • Hamtaro Ham-Ham Challenge (US publisher)
  • Harvest Moon series (US publisher of Japanese-developed games until Story of Seasons (published by XSEED Games); also developer of spinoff Animal Parade)
  • Highway 2000 (US publisher)
  • Home Town Story (US/JP publisher)
  • Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger (developer)
  • The Jetsons: Cogswell's Caper (developer)
  • Kamen Rider Dragon Knight (DS game; developer)
  • Kirby: Squeak Squad (co-developer)
  • Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals (US publisher)
  • Lufia: The Legend Returns (US publisher)
  • Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals (US publisher)
  • Medabots series (developer & sometime publisher)
  • Mega Man Zero 4 (character and graphic support)
  • MetropolisMania series (US publisher)
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (SNES game; developer)
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  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Fighting Edition (developer)
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (SNES game; developer)
  • Mitsume ga Tooru (Famicom and MSX games; developer)
  • Moki Moki (developer & publisher)
  • Monsters, Inc. (GBA game; developer)
  • Negima!? Chou Mahora Taisen series (developer)
  • Nicktoons: Battle For Volcano Island (DS version; developer)
  • Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (DS version; developer)
  • Nicktoons: Globs of Doom (DS version; developer)
  • The Ninja Warriors Again (developer)
  • Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger (developer)
  • Omega Five (developer)
  • Pocky & Rocky series (US publisher; developed & published both SNES games)
  • Power Blade and sequel (developer)
  • Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue/Time Force (GBC games; developer)
  • Power Rangers Wild Force/Ninja Storm/Dino Thunder/S.P.D. (GBA games; developer)
  • Power Rangers Zeo: Battle Racers (developer)
  • Princess Debut (US publisher)
  • Reel Fishing series (developer & US publisher)
  • Renegade (Master System version; developer)
  • Return of the Ninja (US publisher)
  • River King series (US publisher)
  • Rune Factory (except for Frontier and 4, which were published by XSEED Games)
  • Sagaia (Master System version; developer)
  • Samurai Deeper Kyo (GBA game; developer)
  • Shadow of the Ninja (developer & publisher)
  • Shatterhand (developer)
  • Spanky's Quest (developer & publisher)
  • Special Criminal Investigation (Master System version; developer)
  • Special Cybernetic Attack Team (also known as Final Mission; developer and publisher)
  • Squishy Tank (developer & US publisher)
  • Tail 'Gator (developer & US publisher)
  • Telefang series (developer)
  • Tetris Plus (developer)
  • Touhou Kenbun Roku (developer & publisher)
  • Wild Guns (developer & publisher)
  • Witch's Wish (publisher)
  • WWE Survivor Series (developer)
  • WWF: Road to WrestleMania (developer)


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