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Koei Co., Ltd. (コーエー (Kōē), formerly 光栄 (Kōei)) is a Japanese publisher and developer founded in 1978. The company is best known for its historical based games.

Koei was first established in July 1978, and initially focused on personal computer sales and made-to-order business software. In 1983 it released Nobunaga's Ambition (信長の野望 Nobunaga no Yabo), a historical strategy game set during the Sengoku period of Japanese history. The game went on to receive numerous awards, and Koei produced several more such games set against the backdrop of world history, including Romance of the Three Kingdoms (三国志 Sangokushi), set during the Three Kingdoms period of Chinese history, and Uncharted Waters (大航海時代 Dai Kōkai Jidai; lit. Great Navigation Era), set in Portugal during the Age of Exploration. In recent years the company has also found success in a series of loosely historically-based action games, the flagship titles of which are Dynasty Warriors (真・三國無双 (Shin-Sangoku Musō)) and Samurai Warriors (戦国無双 (Sengoku Musō)).

In 1988, Koei established a North American subsidiary, Koei Corporation, in California. A Canadian subsidiary, Koei Canada, Inc. was established in early 2001, and a European subsidiary, Koei Limited was estasblished in early 2003 in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. Koei also maintains subsidiaries in China, Korea, and Taiwan.

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