Cygames, Inc. is a video game development studio in Japan founded by CyberAgent in 2011 that develops the Cygames video games.
DeNA, a mobile and e-commerce business, bought a 24 percent investment in the studio in 2012. Nintendo purchased another 5 percent stake in 2018, leaving CyberAgent with 69 percent of the shares, making them Cygames’ parent company.
Cygames, Inc. is a video game development studio in Japan founded by CyberAgent in 2011. DeNA, a mobile and e-commerce business, bought a 24 percent investment in the studio in 2012.
Nintendo purchased another 5 percent stake in 2018. They were leaving CyberAgent with 69 percent of the shares, making them Cygames’ parent company.
Top Cygames Video Games
Since 2011, the Cygames studio has developed many exciting video games: Range of Bahamut, The idolmaster. Cinderella girls, Tiger and bunny lord Heroes, Shadow verse, Lost order, and many more will be discussed in this article.
1. Range of Bahamut
Rage of Bahamut is a DeNA-published digital collectible card battle game developed by Cygames.
The original Rage of Bahamut (Shingeki no Bahamut) is a fantasy adventure game. Players travel the world and use cards to gain power.
Players construct and enhance themselves and their teams by gathering, synthesizing, and evolving a range of unique cards after choosing between ‘Man,’ ‘Gods,’ or ‘Demons’ cards.
Furthermore, the cards are employed in various team-building activities. Such as ‘Holy Wars’ between orders or order vs. game events like Dragon’s Awakening or Hermit in the Hood.
2. The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls
The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls (formerly stylized as THE iDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS) is a Japanese free-to-play simulation video game.
Co-developed by Cygames and Bandai Namco Studios for the Mobage mobile social network platform. This is one of the Cygames video games. Cinderella Girls covers the career of a producer who is in charge of grooming and training aspiring pop stars.
Its gameplay is based on a digital collectible card game model. Each idol is represented by a card, which the player may use to create a unit of idols. To train in lessons, go to jobs, and compete against other players.
In addition, Cinderella Girls generates approximately 1 billion yen in monthly revenue, according to the Nikkei Shimbun in September 2012. Also, there are at least 4.6 million gamers in the game right now.
3. Flame of Recca
Nobuyuki Anzai is the author and illustrator of the Japanese manga series Flame of Recca. Pierrot adapted the series into a 42-episode anime television series, which aired on Fuji TV from July 1997 to July 1998.
Flame of Recca tells the narrative of Recca Hanabishi, a teen who is fascinated by ninjas and claims to be one himself. He frequently gets into battles because he has made it clear that whoever defeats him would be rewarded with his services as a devoted ninja.
Despite this, because of her kindness and compassion. He vows his allegiance and ninja skills to Yanagi Sakoshita, a girl with the intrinsic power to heal any wound/injury. In addition, The Flame of Recca manga is “polished and quick-paced.”
According to Jason Thompson, Manga: The Complete Guide “reads like a more meticulously designed, more extreme version of Yu Yu Hakusho.”
4. Tiger and Bunny
Tiger and Bunny (stylized as TIGER & BUNNY) is a 2011 Japanese anime television series directed by Keiichi Satou and produced by Sunrise. The series takes place in “NC 1978” in SternBild City.
A fictional, reimagined version of New York City where super-powered individuals known as “NEXT” (an acronym for Noted Entities with eXtraordinary Talents) began emerging 45 years previously, and some of them became superheroes.
5. Granblue Fantasy
Granblue Fantasy is a Japanese media series and role-playing video game. Cygames for Android, iOS, and web browsers debuted in Japan in March 2014. The game is a role-playing video game that features turn-based warfare.
There are also summons and a class system in the game, which changes the main character’s move set and progression.
6. The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage
The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls: Starlight Stage is a free-to-play collectible card and rhythm video game. Released by Bandai Namco Entertainment and co-developed by Cygames and Bandai Namco Studios.
Each idol also has four statistics points: voice, dancing, visual (which add to her entire appeal value), life (which symbolizes her health value), and skill that affects gameplay.
In addition, Cute, calm, and passion are the three types of idol characters in the game.
Cygames created and released Shadowverse, a digital collectible card game. Matches in the Shadowverse are two players who take turns playing cards from their deck. A Leader with 20 defenses and a three-card beginning hand represents each player.
The player who takes the first turn has two evolution points, and at the same time, the person who takes the second turn has three. He can develop one turn earlier and draw an extra card on their first turn.
8. Princess Connect! Re: Dive
Princess Connect! Re: Dive is a Japanese role-playing video game developed by Cygames. It was published by DMM Games in Japan on February 15, 2018, for Android and iOS, and on May 22, 2018, for Microsoft Windows.
Connect with Princesses! Re: Dive is an action role-playing game that takes place in real-time. Players can form a group of up to five people to participate in the main quests. And player versus player (PvP) arena games.
9. Dragalia Lost
Dragalia Lost is an Android and iOS action role-playing game created by Cygames and released by Nintendo.
The story is set in Alberta, a realm ruled by dragons. All Alberta’s royal members have the Dragon Transformation ability, which allows them to harness the strength of a dragon by striking a bond with one to borrow their form in combat.
A curious thing begins to occur in this kingdom one day. The power of the Holy Shard, which is guarded by the capital, begins to wane.
Euden, the Seventh Prince, who has not forged a contract with a dragon, embarks on his Dragon Selection Trial to preserve his people.
10. Uma Musume Pretty Derby
Uma Musume is a fictional character created by Uma Musume Cygames created the Pretty Derby multimedia franchise.
A mobile game for iOS and Android was supposed to be released in late 2018. However, it was pushed back to February 2021.
Furthermore, Great racehorses from the past have a chance to be reincarnated as “horse girls”—girls with the ears and tails of horses, as well as their speed and endurance—in a world quite similar to our own.
In addition, the greatest of these horse girls go to Tokyo’s Tracen Academy to train in the hopes of becoming famous racers and idols.
11. Idoly Pride
Mana Nagase, a rising star in the idol industry, was produced by Hoshimi Production in Hoshimi City until she died in a car accident on her way to the Venus Grand Prix finals.
It upset the people around her and inspired some to become idols simultaneously.
Furthermore, Hoshimi Production arranged an audition a few years later to select a new idol. Mana’s younger sister, Kotono Nagase, appears on stage with Sakura Kawasaki, a voice similar to Mana’s.
However, starting with just Kotono and Sakura and eventually growing to eleven girls. Divided into Moon Tempest and Sunny Peace, they all come together and live in a dormitory.
12. Wondership Q
Wonders Q (also known as Airship Q in Japan) is a 2D sandbox action-adventure game for PlayStation Vita. And Steam was developed by Cygames.
The story follows two siblings who have been converted into cats and are on an airship—exploring a large 2D universe searching for the witch who transformed them and saved the island of Laputa.
Furthermore, the game is unique: the promotional video refers to it as the first sandbox RPG from Japan, citing Terraria as a significant influence.
This demonstrates the western indie scene’s growing effect on Japanese business. Whereas, before the west’s supremacy in the game market, it was the other way around.
In addition, the game earned the Best Platformer award at the 2015 Tokyo Game Show and the 4Gamer.net Award of Excellence for an Indie Title in 2014.
13. Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner
Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner is one of the cygames video games that is a third-person shooter hack and slash video game developed and published by Konami for the PlayStation 2 in 2003.
The sequel to Zone of the Enders focuses on mecha battle, with the player operating the “Orbital Frame” Jehuty again.
Unlike its predecessor, the game now focuses on action features, with the player no longer protecting helpless citizens and Jehuty containing more armament than before.
In addition, Game sites praised the game, and Metacritic gave it an 82 out of 100 ratings.
14. Granblue Fantasy Versus
Arc System Works’ Granblue Fantasy Versus is a 2.5D fighting game for the PlayStation 4. It was launched in Japan and Asia by Cygames and is based on the role-playing video game Granblue Fantasy.
Granblue Fantasy Versus is mainly a fighting game whose objective is to eliminate the opponent by combining strikes to deplete their character’s life bar enough times to win the match.
Each character has unique abilities known as “Skybound Arts,” which match specific skills in the main Granblue Fantasy game.
In addition, According to review aggregator Metacritic, the game garnered “generally positive reviews.” IGN gave the game an 8 out of 10 ratings, describing it as “another fantastic addition to the Arc System Works family.”
15. Granblue Relink
Granblue Fantasy: Relink is a new action role-playing game in the Granblue Fantasy series, created and published by Cygames. It will be released in 2022 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.
Furthermore, Granblue Fantasy: Relink, formerly known as Granblue Fantasy Project Re: Link, was revealed in August 2016 as a cooperation between PlatinumGames and Cygames.
Composers Nobuo Uematsu and Tsutomu Narita and illustrator Hideo Minaba are among the game’s teams.