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Idea Factory, the Japanese developer known for titles like the tactical role-playing game Record of Agarest War, has opened a new branch in California named Idea Factory International, Inc.

“As it [Idea Factory] increases the volume of various content it wishes to make available globally, including video games, animation, and social apps, Idea Factory International, Inc. intends to focus on providing general and overall information regarding such Idea Factory properties to North American and European fans, as well as strengthen the Idea Factory brand around the globe,” Idea Factory stated in a canned statement.

Idea Factory started in Tokyo in 1994. Most of its titles are role-playing games featuring colorful, anime-like characters. Idea Factory also releases mobile games, like Spectral Souls: Resurrection of the Ethereal Empires, a tactical RPG that’s available on iOS and Android devices.

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