Telenet Japan

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Telenet Japan
TypeBrand name of Edia
FoundedOctober 1983 (Telnet Japan)
October 1988 (Laser Soft)
1988 (Reno)
1991 (Riot)
(Closed on October 25, 2007)
HeadquartersFrance
Key peopleKazuyuki Fukushima, founder
IndustryVideo games
ProductsVideo games
EmployeesNot disclosed
WebsiteN/A

Telenet Japan Co., Ltd. (株式会社日本テレネット, Kabushiki-gaisha Nihon Terenetto) was a Japanese video game developer and publisher.

Foundation of Telenet Japan

Telenet Japan was founded in October 1983 by Kazuyuki Fukushima.

Laser Soft

Laser Soft was formed in October 1988 as a joint venture between Telenet Japan and Yodobashi Camera.

Reno

A development team named Reno was formed in 1988.

Telenet Japan fully acquires Laser Soft

In June 1990, Laser Soft became a fully owned subsidiary of Telenet Japan.

Riot

The development team named Riot was formed in 1991.

Restructuring of Telenet Japan

Telenet Japan was restructured in 1993. Laser Soft, Reno, and Riot were merged into Telenet Japan.

Acquisition by Edia

Edia acquired the intellectual property of Telenet Japan in January 2020.

Former divisions of Telenet Japan

Name Years Active Notes
Wolf Team 1986-2012 Acquired by Namco in 2003. Merged into Namco Bandai Games in 2012.
Renovation Products 1990-1993 Telenet Japan's North American publisher. Acquired and merged into Sega in 1993.

Video games developed by Telenet Japan

Title Platform Released Added to museum Notes
Exile Genesis 1991 Not yet Co-developed with Riot. Included in Renovation Collection 1 for Evercade.
Gaiares Genesis 1990 Not yet Included in Renovation Collection 1 for Evercade.
Traysia Genesis 1992 Not yet Included in Renovation Collection 1 for Evercade.

Video games developed by Laser Soft

Title Platform Released Added to museum Notes
Valis III Genesis 1991 Not yet Co-developed with Reno. Included in Renovation Collection 1 for Evercade.

Video games developed by Riot

Title Platform Released Added to museum Notes
Beast Wrestler Genesis 1991 Not yet Included in Renovation Collection 1 for Evercade.
Valis: The Fantasm Soldier Genesis 1991 Not yet Co-developed with Wolf Team. Included in Renovation Collection 1 for Evercade.