Koei Tecmo Holdings announced that it donated $500,000 to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees charity to support humanitarian aid activities in Ukraine and its surrounding regions. In the same press release, it also revealed plans to collect more donations from its staff members and the public.
The company will use all of the gathered funds solely for charity purposes. It will announce more details about the donation drive at a later time.
Koei Tecmo was formed in 2009 from a merger between Koei—best known for Dynasty Warriors—and Tecmo, the company behind Ninja Gaiden, Dead or Alive, and Fatal Frame. The group also acquired Gust, the studio known for creating the Atelier series.
The company group joins other Japanese companies and influential game creators in donating for humanitarian aid in Ukraine. The Pokemon Company and Yoko Taro had earlier announced similar donations and initiatives for the same cause.
Koei Tecmo’s latest title to date is Gust’s Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream. The RPG is available worldwide on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The company’s future releases include the Western localization of Touken Ranbu Warriors on May 24, 2022, and the global release of Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes on June 24, 2022. Both games will appear on the Nintendo Switch.