|Raizing Co., Ltd.|
|Fate||Incorporated into Eighting|
|Founded||15 March 1993|
Shinobu Yagawa |
|Headquarters||Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan|
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|
|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|
|Great Mahou Daisakusen (Dimahoo)||2000||Capcom|
|1944: The Loop Master||2000||Capcom|
|Golgo 13 - Kiseki no Dandou||2000||Namco|
|Golgo 13 - Juusei no Requiem||2001||Namco|