Sur Dé Wave

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Not to be confused with Brother's software vending service of the same name

Takeru Co., Ltd. (株式会社タケル) was a game publisher and developer based in Taito, Tokyo. [1] It also sold accessories such as AC adapters and RF switches. Staff included industry veterans Kouichi Yotsui (Strider), Akira Kitamura (Mega Man and Mega Man 2), Shinichi Yoshimoto (Ghouls 'n Ghosts), and Utata Kiyoshi (Metal Storm). Many employees left for Mitchell after the company became financially unstable. [2] Products were sold under the Sur Dé Wave (シュールド・ウェーブ) brand. Evidence suggests Takeru was eventually renamed Sur Dé Wave Co., Ltd. (株式会社シュールド・ウェーブ). [3]

The company allegedly went bankrupt in January 1994. [4] According to Koichi Yotsui, Takeru was "originally a company that made toy stores." [5]

Research Methods: Actual mentions, interviews, online resources, shared staff

Famicom/NES

  • Cocoron (JP Publisher: Sur Dé Wave)
  • Seirei Densetsu Lickle / Little Samson (JP/US/EU Publisher: Taito)

FM Towns

  • Dennou Shoujo Rejection (JP Publisher: Sur Dé Wave)
Developer: Techno Grard
  • Nostalgia 1907 (JP Publisher: Sur Dé Wave)
  • Presence (JP Publisher: Sur Dé Wave)

Mega CD/Sega CD

  • Nostalgia 1907 (JP Publisher: Sur Dé Wave)
  • Pop'n Land (unreleased) (Sur Dé Wave)
  • Presence (unreleased) (Sur Dé Wave)

PC Engine CD/TurboGrafx-CD

  • Imperial Force (unreleased) (Sur Dé Wave)
Developer: SystemSoft [6]
  • PC Cocoron (unreleased)
Development was allegedly contracted to another company, though this has been disputed. [7] [8]

PC-98

  • The Golem Master (JP Publisher: Sur Dé Wave)
Developer: Green System; Event Illustrations: Great
  • Hard Shot (JP Publisher: Sur Dé Wave)
  • Nostalgia 1907 (JP Publisher: Sur Dé Wave)
  • Presence (JP Publisher: Sur Dé Wave)
Developer: Great

X68000

  • Nostalgia 1907 (JP Publisher: Sur Dé Wave)