B.B. Studio

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B.B. Studio
TypeSubsidiary of Bandai Namco Entertainment
FoundedDecember 1990 (BEC)
1994 (Banpre Kikaku)
March 1997 (Banpresoft)
April 1, 2011 (B.B. Studio)
HeadquartersTokyo, Japan
Key peoplenot disclosed
IndustryVideo games
ProductsVideo games

B.B. Studio Co., Ltd. (株式会社B.B.スタジオ, Kabushiki-gaisha B.B. Sutajio) is a video game development subsidiary of Bandai Namco Entertainment.

BEC Co., Ltd.

BEC Co., Ltd. (株式会社ベック, Kabushiki-gaisha Bekku), short for Bandai Entertainment Company, was a joint venture between Human Entertainment and Bandai. It was formed in December 1990.

Human Entertainment closed in 2000, making BEC a full subsidiary of Bandai.

Banpre Kikaku Co., Ltd

Banpre Kikaku Co., Ltd. (株式会社バンプレ企画, Kabushiki-gaisha Banpure Kikaku), the video game development division of Banpresto, was formed in 1994.

Banpresoft Co., Ltd

Banpre Kikaku Co., Ltd. was renamed Banpresoft Co., Ltd. (株式会社バンプレソフト, Kabushiki-gaisha Banpuresofuto) in March 1997.

Banpresoft was fully acquired by Bandai Namco Entertainment on April 1, 2008.

B.B. Studio

On April 1, 2011, Bandai Namco Entertainment, the company formed after the merger of Bandai and Namco in 2005, merged BEC Co., Ltd. with Banpresoft Co., Ltd. This was done to bring the Bandai video game development divisions together under a single, unified, division. The resulting division was named B.B. Studio.

Video games by B.B. Studio owned by WEC Museum

Title Release Platforms Notes
Namcot Collection 2020 Switch Emulation of the Famicom version of Wagan Land. Co-developed with M2.
Namco Museum Archives Vol. 1 2020 Windows Emulation of NES/Famicom versions of Dig Dug, Dragon Buster, Dragon Spirit: The New Legend, Galaxian, Mappy, Pac-Man, Pac-Man Championship Edition, Sky Kid, Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti, The Tower of Druaga, and Xevious. Co-developed with M2.
Namco Museum Archives Vol. 2 2020 Windows Emulation of NES/Famicom versions of Battle City, Dragon Buster II, Dig Dug II, Galaga, Gaplus, Legacy of the Wizard, Mappy Land, Mendel Palace, Pac-Land, Rolling Thunder, and Super Xevious. Co-developed with M2.