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Raizing Co., Ltd.

Raizing logo
Katakana 株式会社エイティング
Type Developer
Fate Incorporated into Eighting
Predecessor Toaplan
Successor Eighting
Founded 15 March 1993
Defunct October 2000
Key People Shinobu Yagawa
Manabu Namiki
Headquarters Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
Website http://www.8ing.co.jp

Raizing, now known as Eighting, was a developer of shooting games and other arcade games in the 1990s and early 2000s. It was one of four companies founded after the demise of Toaplan, along with Cave, Gazelle, and Takumi.

Raizing is most famous for a pair of shooting trilogies, the Mahou Daisakusen trilogy and the Bat trilogy.

While Raizing did not officially close its doors, in October 2000 the Raizing division was incorporated into Eighting, which coincides with Eighting's decision to focus solely on the home console market. Because of this, Raizing can be considered a defunct arcade gaming company, and indeed some of the staff has left Raizing. Most notable is the departure of Shinobu Yagawa, who is now employed by Cave and continues to program shooting games for Cave.

List of Raizing Releases

Game (World Title) Year Publisher(s)
Mahou Daisakusen (Sorcer Striker) 1993 Able Corporation
Panic Bomber 1994 Hudson Soft
Shippu Mahou Daisakusen: Kingdom Grandprix (Kingdom Grandprix) 1994 8ing
Battle Garegga 1996 8ing/Raizing
Soukyugurentai (Terra Diver) 1996 Raizing
Bloody Roar (Beastorizer) 1997 Hudson Soft
Armed Police Batrider 1998 Raizing
Bloody Roar 2: Bringer of the New Age (Bloody Roar II: The New Breed) 1999 Hudson Soft
Battle Bakraid 1999 8ing/Raizing
Golgo 13 1999 Namco
Oh! Bakyuuun 1999/2000 Raizing
Great Mahou Daisakusen (Dimahoo) 2000 Capcom
Brave Blade 2000 Namco
1944: The Loop Master 2000 Capcom
Golgo 13 - Kiseki no Dandou 2000 Namco
Golgo 13 - Juusei no Requiem 2001 Namco

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