Record Of Agarest War Developer Buys Classic Compile Franchises

By Spencer . October 28, 2010 . 1:40pm

image While Compile Heart was founded by an executive from Compile, the Idea Factory subsidiary never owned the rights to Compile’s library. Compile Heart focused on new games like Octomania, Neptune, and the Record of Agarest War series instead.


Today, Compile Heart announced they obtained the rights to Compile’s back catalog from D4 Enterprise. The deal includes many classic shooters including Power Strike, Blazing Lasers, Zanac, and Aleste. Sega purchased the rights to Puyo Puyo years ago so that’s probably not part of the transaction.


Compile Heart has not announced or developed a shooter to date. But, Compile Heart bought the rights to Compile’s intellectual property library for a reason. Maybe they’re going to start making shooters by reviving an old series?

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  • Rogue Hearts Zanac

  • glemtvapen

    I remember Aleste. Fun little SHMUP from the Genesis era.

  • EvilAkito

    Awesome! Will I get my long awaited Guardian Legend sequel?

    Actually, considering the quality of Compile Heart’s games, I’m not sure I really want one.

  • majorhavok

    The next Agarest game will be Zanac with dating sim elements where you must pair off your pilot after certain stages to determine the type and strength of your sub-weapons. The stages will last 4 hours, during which various girls will radio to you. Your relationships will be determined by not only by your responses to their messages but arbitrarily by the enemies you destroy. Also be careful of using Randar/Lander to upgrade your main weapon firing speed too much because the girls get jealous of you taking the cute blue thing for yourself.

  • maxchain

    Oh, so SEGA owns the rights to Puyo Puyo! Well, uh… maybe they should give them back if they’re not going to do anything with them after 7.

  • neo_firenze

    1. Robo Aleste
    2. Xanac Neo
    3. Blazing Lazers

    Good, good times!

    • “It’s Alesta! I was not defeated by Kage, but by the machine!”

      Good times indeed!

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