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Now Production (ナウプロダクション) was founded on June 17, 1986. The company's first game was the Famicom version of Metro-Cross. [1] It has since done work for many of Japan's major industry players, including Namco, Hudson, and Konami, even developing installments of popular series such as Splatterhouse, Adventure Island, and Dance Dance Revolution. In recent years, Nowpro has started creating more original, independent titles like PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient for the PlayStation Portable.

Nowpro is also involved with developing mobile software, online games, and pachinko and pachi-slot software/hardware.

Related Interviews: Steven Dwyer

DS[edit]

  • Bakugan Battle Brawlers (US/EU/AU Publisher: Activision)
Actual mention | Shared staff
  • Bakugan: Defenders of the Core / Bakugan Battle Brawlers DS: Defenders of the Core (US/AU/EU Publisher: Activision; JP Publisher: Sega)
Actual mention
  • Hirameki Action: Chibikko Wagan no Ookina Bouken (JP Publisher: Namco)
  • Kodawari Saihai Simulation: Ocha no Ma Pro Yakyuu DS (JP Publisher: Now Production)
Actual mention
  • Kodawari Saihai Simulation: Ocha no Ma Pro Yakyuu DS 2010 Nendohan (JP Publisher: Now Production)
Actual mention
  • Imi made Wakaru Otona no Jukugo Renshuu: Kadokawa Ruigo Shinjiten Kara 5-Man Mon (JP Publisher: Now Production)
Actual mention
  • Ippan Zaidan Houjin: Nippon Kanji Shuujukudo Kentei Kikou Kounen: Tsuutenkaku DS (JP Publisher: Now Production)
Actual mention
  • Nazotte Oboeru Otona no Kanji Renshuu (JP Publisher: Now Production)
Actual mention
  • Nazotte Oboeru Otona no Kanji Renshuu Kaitei-ban (JP Publisher: Now Production)
Actual mention
  • Nazotte Oboeru Otona no Kanji Renshuu Kanzen-ban (JP Publisher: Now Production)
Actual mention
  • Oshiri Kajiri Mushi no Rhythm Lesson DS: Kawai Ongaku Kyoushitsu Kanshuu (JP Publisher: Sega)
Online resource
  • Picross DS (sound) (JP/EU/AU/US/KR Publisher: Nintendo)
Online resource (US copyright record) | Shared staff
  • Shoho Kara wa Hajimeru Otona no Eitango Renshuu (JP Publisher: Now Production)
Actual mention
  • SNK vs. Capcom Card Fighters DS (JP/US Publisher: SNK Playmore; EU/AU Publisher: Ignition Entertainment)
Shared staff
  • Squinkies 2: Adventure Mall Surprize! (US Publisher: Activision)
Actual mention
  • Unsolved Crimes (US Publisher: Atari; EU Publisher: Empire Interactive)
Actual mention | Shared staff
  • Urusei Yatsura: Endless Summer (JP Publisher: Marvelous)
  • WireWay (US/JP/EU Publisher: Konami)
Actual mention
  • Zero Kara Hajimeru: Otona no 5-Kokugo Nyuumon (JP Publisher: Now Production)
Actual mention
  • Zombie Shiki: Eigo Ryoku Sosei Jutsu: English of the Dead (JP Publisher: Sega)
Actual mention
  • Zoobles! Spring to Life! (US/EU Publisher: Activision)
Sound: Sound AMS
Actual mention

Famicom/NES[edit]

  • Adventure Island II / Takahashi Meijin no Boukenjima II (US/JP/EU/AU Publisher: Hudson)
Shared staff
  • Dragon Spirit: Arata-naru Densetsu / Dragon Spirit: The New Legend (JP Publisher: Namco; US Publisher: Bandai)
Shared staff
  • Jackie Chan's Action Kung-Fu / Jackie Chan (US/JP/EU Publisher: Hudson)
Shared staff
  • Jikuu Yuten: Debias (JP Publisher: Namco)
  • Jumpin' Kid: Jack to Mame no Ki Monogatari (JP Publisher: Asmik)
  • Kamen no Ninja: Hanamaru / Yo! Noid (JP/US Publisher: Capcom)
Hidden data
  • Metro-Cross (JP Publisher: Namco)
Online resource
  • Ms. Pac-Man (US Publisher: Namco)
Hidden data
  • Spelunker II: Yuusha e no Chousen (JP Publisher: Namco)
  • Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti (JP Publisher: Namco)
Shared staff
  • Taito Grand Prix: Eikou e no License (JP Publisher: Taito)
  • Takahashi Meijin no Boukenjima III / Adventure Island 3 (JP/US Publisher: Hudson)
Shared staff
  • Takahashi Meijin no Boukenjima IV (JP Publisher: Hudson)
Shared staff
  • Wagyan Land (JP Publisher: Namco)
Shared staff
  • Wagyan Land 2 (JP Publisher: Namco)
Shared staff
  • Youkai Douchuuki (JP Publisher: Namco)
Shared staff

Game Boy[edit]

  • Barcode Boy: Kattobi Road (JP Publisher: Namco)
Shared staff
  • Dig Dug (US Publisher: Namco)
Shared staff
  • Mickey's Dangerous Chase / Mickey's Chase (US Publisher: Capcom; JP Publisher: Kemco)
Shared staff
  • Momotarou Dengeki (JP Publisher: Hudson)
Online resource | Shared staff
  • Momotarou Dengeki 2 (JP Publisher: Hudson)
Shared staff
  • Pac Panic / Pac-Attack (JP/US Publisher: Namco)
Shared staff
  • Takahashi Meijin no Boukenjima III / Adventure Island II: Aliens in Paradise (JP/US/EU Publisher: Hudson)
Shared staff

Game Boy Advance[edit]

  • Gachinko Pro Yakyuu (JP Publisher: Now Production)
Actual mention
  • Goemon: New Age Shutsudou! (direction, some planning, art direction) (JP Publisher: Konami)
Some Planning, Programming, Graphics: Workman; Sound: Music Worx
  • Kaze no Klonoa: Yumemiru Teikoku / Klonoa: Empire of Dreams (JP/US Publisher: Namco; EU Publisher: Infogrames)
Shared staff
  • Kaze no Klonoa G2: Dream Champ Tournament / Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament (JP/US/CA Publisher: Namco)
Shared staff
  • Metal Max 2 Kai (JP Publisher: Now Production)
Actual mention
  • One Piece: Going Baseball: Kaizoku Yakyuu (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Online resource
  • Silent Scope (US/EU Publisher: Konami)
Shared staff
  • WTA Tour Tennis Pocket / WTA Tour Tennis (JP/US Publisher: Konami)
Shared staff

Game Boy Color[edit]

  • Dance Dance Revolution GB (JP Publisher: Konami)
Shared staff
  • Dance Dance Revolution GB2 (JP Publisher: Konami)
Shared staff
  • Dance Dance Revolution GB3 (JP Publisher: Konami)
Shared staff
  • Dance Dance Revolution GB Disney Mix (JP Publisher: Konami)
Actual mention
  • Data-Navi Pro Yakyuu (JP Publisher: Media Gallop)
Actual mention
  • Data-Navi Pro Yakyuu 2 (JP Publisher: Now Production)
Actual mention
  • Oha Star Dance Dance Revolution GB (JP Publisher: Konami)
Actual mention

Game Gear[edit]

  • Galaga '91 / Galaga 2 (JP Publisher: Namco; EU Publisher: Sega)
Shared staff
  • Ms. Pac-Man (US Publisher: Namco)
Code comparison
  • Pac-Attack (US Publisher: Namco)
Shared staff
  • Wagyan Land (JP Publisher: Namco)
Shared staff

GameCube[edit]

  • Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut / Sonic Adventure DX (co-developer) (US/JP/EU Publisher: Sega)
Shared staff
  • Sonic Riders (co-developer) (US/JP/EU/AU Publisher: Sega)
Interview | Shared staff
  • Super Mario Stadium: Miracle Baseball / Mario Superstar Baseball (JP/US/EU Publisher: Nintendo)
Interview | Online resource (US copyright record) | Shared staff
  • WTA Tour Tennis Pro Evolution / Pro Tennis WTA Tour / WTA Tour Tennis (JP/EU/US Publisher: Konami)
Online resource

Mega Drive/Genesis[edit]

  • MegaTrax / Quad Challenge (JP/US Publisher: Namco)
Code comparison
  • Rolling Thunder 3 (US Publisher: Namco)
Shared staff
  • Splatterhouse 3 / Splatterhouse Part 3 (US/JP Publisher: Namco; KR Publisher: Samsung)
Shared staff
  • Splatterhouse Part 2 / Splatterhouse 2 (JP/US/EU Publisher: Namco)
Shared staff

Neo Geo[edit]

  • Neo Bomberman (sound) (Hudson)
Developer: Produce!; Some Graphics: ADS
Actual mention
Online resource

PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16[edit]

  • Be Ball / Chew-Man-Fu (JP Publisher: Hudson; US Publisher: NEC)
Shared staff
  • Blodia / Timeball (JP Publisher: Hudson; US Publisher: NEC)
  • Chou Zetsurin Jin Bravoman / Bravoman (JP Publisher: Namco; US Publisher: NEC)
Shared staff
  • Doraemon: Nobita no Dorabian Night (JP Publisher: Hudson)
Shared staff
  • Dragon Saber (JP Publisher: Namco)
Shared staff
  • Final Soldier (JP Publisher: Hudson)
Shared staff
  • Genpei Touma Den (JP Publisher: Namco)
Shared staff
  • Genpei Touma Den: Kan no Ni / Samurai Ghost (JP Publisher: Namco; US Publisher: NEC)
Shared staff
  • Jackie Chan / Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu (JP Publisher: Hudson; US Publisher: NEC Home Electronics)
Shared staff
  • Power Tennis (JP Publisher: Hudson)
Hidden data | Shared staff
  • Takahashi Meijin no Shin Boukenjima / New Adventure Island (JP Publisher: Hudson; US Publisher: NEC Home Electronics)
Shared staff

PlayStation[edit]

  • Baseball: Pro Nami Kusa Yakyuu! / Wai Wai Kusa Yakyuu / Big League Slugger Baseball (JP Publisher: Media Gallop/Hamster; US Publisher: Agetec)
Actual mention
  • Block Kuzushi: Kowashite Help! / Block Kuzushi (JP Publisher: Media Gallop/Hamster)
Actual mention
  • Chibi Maruko-chan: Maruko Enikki World (JP Publisher: Takara)
  • Digical League (JP Publisher: Aques)
Actual mention
  • Dragon Valor (JP/AS/US Publisher: Namco; EU Publisher: SCEE)
Shared staff
  • Ganbare Goemon: Ooedo Daikaiten (JP Publisher: Konami)
Shared staff
  • Goemon: Shin Sedai Shuumei! (JP Publisher: Konami)
Shared staff
  • Kart Race: Kimete wa Drift! / Wai Wai Kart / Extreme Go-Kart Racing (JP Publisher: Media Gallop/Hamster; US Publisher: Agetec)
Actual mention
  • Namco Museum Encore (JP Publisher: Namco)
Shared staff
  • Namco Museum Vol. 1 (JP Publisher: Namco)
Online resource | Shared staff
  • Namco Museum Vol. 3 (JP/US Publisher: Namco; EU/AU Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment)
Online resource | Shared staff
  • Namco Museum Vol. 4 (JP/US Publisher: Namco; EU/AU Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment)
Shared staff
  • PlayStadium (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
  • PlayStadium 3 (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
  • PlayStadium 4: Fumetsu no Dai League Ball (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
Shared staff
  • Rescue Shot Bubibo / Rescue Shot (JP Publisher: Namco; EU Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe)
Shared staff
  • Smash Court 2 / Anna Kournikova's Smash Court Tennis (JP/EU Publisher: Namco)
Shared staff
  • Smash Court 3 (J Publisher: Namco)
Shared staff
  • Zoku Gussun Oyoyo (JP Publisher: Banpresto)
Shared staff

PlayStation 2[edit]

  • Bakugan Battle Brawlers (US/EU/AU Publisher: Activision)
Actual mention
  • Gachinko Pro Yakyuu (JP Publisher: Now Production)
Actual mention
  • Ikusagami / Demon Chaos (some planning, programming, some graphics) (JP Publisher: Genki; EU Publisher: Konami)
Actual mention
  • Katamari Damacy (co-developed with Namco) (JP/US Publisher: Namco)
Shared staff
  • Keroro Gunsou: MeroMero Battle Royale (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Online resource
  • Keroro Gunsou: MeroMero Battle Royale Z (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Online resource
  • Mahou Tsukai Kurohime (JP Publisher: Tomy)
Shared staff
  • Minna Daisuki Katamari Damacy / We Love Katamari (co-developed with Namco) (JP/US/EU/AU Publisher: Namco)
Shared staff
  • Necchuu! Pro Yakyuu 2003 (JP Publisher: Namco)
  • Ninja Assault (JP/EU/US Publisher: Namco)
Shared staff
  • Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2 / Smash Court Pro Tournament 2 (EU Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment; US/JP Publisher: Namco)
Shared staff
  • Sonic Riders (co-developer) (US/JP/EU/AU/KR Publisher: Sega)
Interview | Shared staff
  • Surfing Air Show with Ratboy (JP Publisher: Now Production)
Actual mention
  • Takahashi Naoko no Marathon Shiyouyo! (JP Publisher: Taito)
Actual mention | Shared staff
  • Twinkle Star Sprites: La Petite Princesse (co-developed with O-Two?) (JP Publisher: SNK Playmore)
Some Sound: Wavelink Zeal; Some Advising: Tenky
Shared staff

PlayStation 3[edit]

  • Bakugan Battle Brawlers (US/EU/AU Publisher: Activision)
Actual mention
  • Bakugan: Defenders of the Core (US/AU/EU Publisher: Activision)
Actual mention
  • Little League World Series Baseball 2010 (US Publisher: Activision)
Actual mention
  • Mato Kurenai Yuugekitai: Tokyo Twilight Ghosthunters (co-developed with Toybox) (JP Publisher: Arc System Works)
Online resource

PlayStation Portable[edit]

  • Bakugan: Defenders of the Core (US/EU Publisher: Activision)
Actual mention
  • Higanjima (JP Publisher: Now Production)
Actual mention
  • Intelligent License / PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient (co-developed with O-Two?) (JP Publisher: Now Production; US/EU Publisher: D3 Publisher)
Sound Creation: Game Republic?
Actual mention | Shared staff
  • Intelligent License 2 / PQ2: Practical Intelligence Quotient 2 / Practical IQ (AS/JP Publisher: Now Production; US/EU Publisher: D3 Publisher)
Actual mention
  • Undead Knights (US/JP/EU Publisher: Tecmo)
Was Shout! Designworks involved? Are they still around?
Some Cutscene Design: Dynamite; Sound: Reeb
Actual mention

PlayStation Vita[edit]

  • Mato Kurenai Yuugekitai: Tokyo Twilight Ghosthunters (co-developed with Toybox) (JP Publisher: Arc System Works)
Online resource

Saturn[edit]

  • Zoku Gussun Oyoyo (JP Publisher: Banpresto)

Super Famicom/Super NES[edit]

  • Go! Go! Dodge League (under subcontract with Mebio Software?) (JP Publisher: Pack-In-Video)
[ROM text] [Shared staff]
  • Kishin Douji Zenki: Denei Raibu (JP Publisher: Hudson)
Shared staff
  • King of the Monsters 2 (JP/US Publisher: Takara)
Graphics: Winds
Shared staff
  • Miracle Girls: Tomomi to Mikage no Miracle World Adventure (JP Publisher: Takara)
Shared staff
  • Sporting News Baseball, The / Super Power League 2 (US Publisher: Hudson)
[Shared credits]
  • Supapoon (JP Publisher: Yutaka)
[Actual mention] [Shared credits]
  • Supapoon DX (JP Publisher: Yutaka)
[Actual mention]
  • Super Kyukyoku Harikiri Stadium 2 (JP Publisher: Taito)
[Shared credits]
  • Super Mahjong 2: Honkaku 4 Nin Uchi! (JP Publisher: I'Max)
Hidden data

Wii[edit]

  • Bakugan Battle Brawlers (US/EU/AU Publisher: Activision)
Actual mention
  • Bakugan: Defenders of the Core (US/AU/EU Publisher: Activision)
Actual mention
  • Little League World Series Baseball 2008 (US Publisher: Activision)
Actual mention
  • Little League World Series Baseball 2009 (US Publisher: Activision)
Actual mention
  • The Munchables / Tabemon (US Publisher: Bandai Namco Games; EU/JP Publisher: Namco)
Some Sound Effects: Grasshopper, Ayanehonpo
Actual mention | Shared staff
  • SD Gundam Gashapon Wars (JP Publisher: Bandai)
Online resource
  • Sonic and the Secret Rings / Sonic to Himitsu no Ring (party games) (US/EU/AU/JP Publisher: Sega)
Actual mention | Shared staff
  • Super Mario Stadium: Family Baseball / Mario Super Sluggers (JP/US Publisher: Nintendo)
Online resource (US copyright record) | Shared staff
  • Transformers Prime: The Game (US/AU/EU Publisher: Activision)
Actual mention

Wii U[edit]

  • Transformers Prime: The Game (US/EU/AU Publisher: Activision)
Actual mention

Xbox[edit]

  • Sonic Riders (co-developer) (US/JP/EU/AU Publisher: Sega)
Interview | Shared staff

Xbox 360[edit]

  • Beautiful Katamari / Beautiful Katamari Damacy (US/JP/EU/AU Publisher: Bandai Namco Games)
Shared staff
  • Bakugan Battle Brawlers (US/EU/AU Publisher: Activision)
Actual mention
  • Bakugan: Defenders of the Core (US/AU/EU Publisher: Activision)
Actual mention
  • Little League World Series Baseball 2010 (US Publisher: Activision)
Actual mention
  • Rapala for Kinect (US/EU Publisher: Activision)
Actual mention

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