Interesting tidbit hidden in the program data for PS1 Fighting Network Rings. Right near the top of file "SLPS_006.31" there's this message:
- ファイティングネットワーク ＲＩＮＧＳ 最後の社内開発作品で～す
- ファイティングネットワーク ＲＩＮＧＳ さよならナグザット．．．
Ignoring the game's title here, this translates as "The final internal development. Farewell, Naxat..." This might be a message from a staff member leaving the company, but seems more likely a message that the studio was closed after this game's completion. --Dimitri (talk) 01:31, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
I've got a sneaking suspicion the "Tokyo?" team here was actually based in Nagoya. The "Team Nagoyan" staff on Fighting Network Rings looks like a bunch of the same people, plus Flight-Plan was based in Gifu while Mechanic Arms was based in Osaka -- Nagoya is right next to Gifu and not far from Osaka. --Dimitri (talk) 23:47, 11 August 2017 (CEST)
- I don't know. Kyuukyoku Tiger II Plus says Tokyo. Kazuhiko Inoue from Mechanic Arms is on it. The bit about Planet Joker here talks about Osaka development and Tokyo head office development. CRV (talk) 01:03, 12 August 2017 (CEST)
- Hmm, I wonder if it was split into two groups at some point then. Kazuhiko Inoue, Toshiharu Tagami and the other people who went to Mechanic Arms in 1997 (their development was in Tokyo, now that I investigate further) don't really seem to have any crossover with the "Nagoyan" team (Takaoka, Morishima etc) after 1995 or so, at least in the credits I've seen, when they were clearly one unified team before that on the PCE and SFC games they worked on.
- As an aside, the Saturn Tetsuman Special credits list Inoue and Tagami as the Naxat-side dev staff, and also has a special thanks to Naxat IMP. I'll try to get these transcribed over the weekend. --Dimitri (talk) 02:07, 12 August 2017 (CEST)
The title of only Naxat seems to be this.