PlatinumGames Inc. is an independent entertainment developer based in Osaka, Japan, dedicated to making high quality, next generation games for a variety of hardware platforms.
Previously established as ODD Ltd. in February 2006, the company changed its name to ODD Inc. in July 2006. In October 2007, ODD merged with SEEDS Inc., a developer established by ex-key members of Clover Studio Co., Ltd., a subsidiary company of Capcom. The combined company is now known by its present name of Platinum Games.
2008 saw the announcement of a four title publishing deal with SEGA Co, Ltd. These titles include Devil May Cry creator Hideki Kamiya’s Bayonetta (PlayStation 3, Xbox(R) 360), black-and-white actioner MadWorld (Nintendo Wii), and RPG Infinite Space, developed in conjunction with Tokyo-based NudeMaker Inc., for the Nintendo DS. A fourth title, helmed by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami of Straight Story Ltd., has yet to be announced.