Xseed Games is an American video game company founded by former members of Square Enix USA. It later became a subsidiary of the Japanese game company Marvelous, providing the localization and publishing services for video games and related materials.
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On April 15, 2007, AQ Interactive, Inc. announced the acquisition of Xseed Games, with share transfer before June 2007. The deal was signed on April 24, 2007, and the share transfer was completed on June 26, 2007. On April 9, 2008, Xseed Games announced that they would be joining forces with Marvelous Entertainment (MMV) to co-publish their games in North America. At E3 2008, MMV USA and Xseed Games distinguished the games that would be co-published under the agreement and the games that Xseed would publish separately.
On April 1, 2009, AQ Interactive announced increasing its stake of Xseed Games from 55% to 90% on the day of announcement. On April 14, 2010, Xseed Games announced its partnership with Japanese developer Nihon Falcom over localizing and publishing Ys Seven, Ys: The Oath in Felghana, Ys I & II Chronicles, and Trails in the Sky trilogy for the PlayStation Portable in North America.
On March 13, 2012, Xseed Games announced that the publication of Ys: The Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin would be its first release on the Steam digital distribution platform. On March 31, 2013, Index Corporation's Atlus Online Division online business unit was purchased by Marvelous AQL and transferred to Xseed. On April 6, 2013, Xseed Games announced its business name was changed to Marvelous USA, Inc.
In 2019, former Xseed localization producer Brittany Avery discovered that she was not credited for her work on the enhanced PlayStation 4 port of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel after leaving the company the previous year. As a result, Xseed revealed their policy of not crediting staff members in games if they are no longer employed at the company at the time it releases. This practice, which was done by some other companies in the industry, was widely criticized by both fans and industry members.