Data East

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Data East logo.jpg
Data East
Type Brand name of G-Mode
Founded April 20, 1976
Closed of bankruptcy on June 25, 2003
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Key people Tetsuo Fukuda, founder
Industry Video games
Products Video games
Employees Not disclosed
Website https://gmodecorp.com/dataeast/

Data East is a brand name owned by G-Mode.

Foundation

Data East Corporation (DECO) was founded in Japan by Tetsuo Fukuda on April 20, 1976.

Closure

Data East closed after bankruptcy on June 25, 2003.

G-Mode acquired the Data East trademark and most of its intellectual property in February 2004. Most of the other assets owned by Data East were transferred to Tactron Corporation, the asset management company owned by the Fukuda Company.

Paon Corporation acquired some Data East intellectual property including Chelnov, the Glory of Hercules series, Karnov, the Kuuga series, and Windjammers. Additionally, the rights to the Jake Hunter series belong to Arc System Works, and the rights to the Metal Max series belong to Kadokuwa.

In September 2010, D4 Enterprise acquired the rights to Data East's Robocop games.

Aicom games owned by WEC Museum

Title Year System Notes
Act-Fancer: Cybernetick Hyper Weapon 1989 Arcade The Arcade version is on the Super Retro Cade owned by the WEC Museum.
Bad Dudes Vs. Dragon Ninja 1988 Arcade, NES The arcade and NES versions are on the Super Retro Cade owned by the WEC Museum.
Boogie Wings 1992 Arcade The arcade version is on the Super Retro Cade owned by the WEC Museum.
Buggy Popper 1986 NES The NES version is on the Super Retro Cade owned by the WEC Museum.
BurgerTime 1987 NES The arcade version is on the Super Retro Cade owned by the WEC Museum.
Congo's Caper 1993 SNES The SNES version is on the Super Retro Cade owned by the WEC Museum.
Crude Buster 1991 Arcade The arcade version is on the Super Retro Cade owned by the WEC Museum.
Dark Lord 1991 NES The NES version is on the Super Retro Cade owned by the WEC Museum.
Fighter's History 1994 SNES The SNES version is on the Super Retro Cade owned by the WEC Museum.
Fighter's History: Mizoguchi's Moment of Crisis!! 1994 SNES The Super Famicom version is on the Super Retro Cade owned by the WEC Museum.
Heavy Barrel 1987 Arcade The arcade version is on the Super Retro Cade owned by the WEC Museum.
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja 1991 Arcade SNES The arcade and SNES versions are on the Super Retro Cade owned by the WEC Museum.
Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics 1994 SNES The SNES version is on the Super Retro Cade owned by the WEC Museum.
Joe & Mac Returns 1994 Arcade The arcade version is on the Super Retro Cade owned by the WEC Museum.