D3 Publisher Establishes American Subsidiary
10.13.04 - 10:34 PM

D3 Publisher has announced the creation of an American subsidiary. Its Tokyo-based parent company will hold a 99.5% stake in the new enterprise, which will officially begin operations on November 1st. For the time being, D3 Publisher wants to establish its own distribution channels for packaged software on the American market. The planned expansion however also includes planning and development of software as future options.

D3 Publisher is best known in Japan for its highly popular Simple 2000 series of budget releases. The company has also released HuneX's PlayStation 2 dating simulation Love Songs: Idol no Classmate and various spin-offs. Furthermore, D3 Publisher holds a 49% in 3D Ages, a joint venture with Sega Sammy Holdings, which re-releases classic titles such as Phantasy Star on the PlayStation 2 at budget prices.

Chris Winkler

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