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Psikyo (彩京 Saikyō) is a Japanese video game company started in 1992. Psikyo is an offshoot formed from the staff that created the Aero Fighters series for Video System. Psikyo focused on arcade games, mostly vertically scrolling shoot 'em ups and erotic mahjong games. The popularity of these arcade games led to them being ported to home consoles, and then ultimately to Psikyo developing games for consoles.

Psikyo was acquired by X-Nauts in mid-2002. In 2003, it was reported that Psikyo was shutting down.[1] Shortly afterwards, X-Nauts stated this news was wrong.[2] Games under the Psikyo label are still being released, but these games are outsourced to other teams. The company is later shutdown in 2015.

Psikyo is known for its difficult "second loops"; after completing the game, players start again, with a high difficulty increase over the first "loop". This has been present in every Psikyo shooter, since Samurai Aces, and was present in Aero Fighters. This has even been extended to Aero Fighters 2 and Aero Fighters 3, although these games are not developed by Psikyo.

Psikyo releasesEdit


Samurai Aces / Sengoku Ace1993
Battle K-Road1994
Strikers 19451995
Sengoku Blade: Sengoku Ace Episode II / Tengai 1996
Sol Divide - Sword of Darkness1997
Strikers 1945 II1997
Taisen Hot Gimmick1997
Zero Gunner1997
Daraku Tenshi - The Fallen Angels1998Daraku Tenshi was developed by The Steel Hearts
Gunbird 21998
Pilot Kids1998
Space Bomber1998
Taisen Hot Gimmick Kairakuten1998
Pocket Shooting1999
Strikers 1945 III / Strikers 19991999
Strikers 1945 Plus1999
Taisen Hot Gimmick 3 Digital Surfing1999
Cannon Spike / GunSpike2000Licensed by Capcom
Dragon Blaze2000
Lode Runner - The Dig Fight2000
Quiz de Idol! Hot Debut2000
Taisen Hot Gimmick 4 Ever2000
Taisen Hot Gimmick Integral2001
Zero Gunner 22001
Taisen Hot Gimmick 52005
Taisen Hot Gimmick Mix Party2005


Gunbird / Mobile Light Force1995PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Yahoo Mobile
Sengoku Blade: Sengoku Ace Episode II1996Sega Saturn
Strikers 19451996PlayStation, Sega Saturn
Sol Divide - Sword of Darkness1998PlayStation, Sega Saturn
Strikers 1945 II1998PlayStation, Sega Saturn
Yoshimoto Mahjong Club1998Sega Saturn
Strikers 1945 Plus1999Neo Geo, PlayStation, PSP
Yoshimoto Mahjong Club Deluxe1999PlayStation
Cannon Spike / GunSpike2000Sega DreamcastGame licensed by Capcom.
Ikuze! Onsen Takkyū!!2000PlayStation 2
Gunbird 22000Sega Dreamcast
Taisen Net Gimmick: Capcom & Psikyo All Stars2001Sega DreamcastGame licensed by Capcom.
Zero Gunner 22002Sega Dreamcast
Cho Aniki: Legend of Holy Protein2003PlayStation 2
G-Taste2003PlayStation 2

Psikyo label games not developed by PsikyoEdit

Overview over Psikyo label titles

Buggy Grand Prix: Kattobi! Dai-Sakusen2003PlayStation 2
Gunbird Special Edition / Gunbird 1&22004PlayStation 2
Psikyo Shooting Collection Vol. 1: Strikers 1945 I & II 2004PlayStation 2Released and published in Europe by Play It as 1945 I & II: The Arcade Games.
Psikyo Shooting Collection Vol. 2: Sengoku Ace & Sengoku Blade 2004PlayStation 2
Psikyo Shooting Collection Vol. 3: Sol Divide & Dragon Blaze 2004PlayStation 2
Taisen Hot Gimmick: Cosplay Mahjong2004PlayStation 2
Sengoku Cannon2005PSP
Taisen Hot Gimmick: Axes-Jong2005PlayStation 2


  1. "Psikyo shuts its development division down",, April 29, 2003
  2. "Psikyo not closing down operations as reported",, May 2, 2003

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