|Industry:||video games, character design, mobile contents|
March 15, 1993
Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
|Product:||Video game software|
Eighting Co., Ltd. (also called 8ing/Raizing, Eighting/Raizing, Raizing, Eighting, or 8ing) is a Japanese video game company mainly known for its shoot 'em ups and its licensed fighting games.
Raizing was formed primarily from staff of the arcade developer Toaplan after they closed their doors. They were one of several, along with Cave, Takumi, and Gazelle, all of which were noted for their strong support of the shoot 'em up genre, and the "danmaku" (or "manic") subgenre in particular. Raizing continued to use arcade hardware based on Toaplan's units for years after Toaplan's demise.
The company also features a handful of former Compile employees, mainly those who worked on Musha Aleste, including Yuichi Toyama (AKA "Healthy Toyama").
In October 2000, the Raizing division was incorporated into Eighting, and since then, no shooter games were produced. The company since then concentrated its video game business to home consoles. Shinobu Yagawa, designer and programmer of a number of Raizing shooters including Battle Garegga and Battle Bakraid, is now employed by Cave.