Planetokio (known in Japan as Tokyo Wakusei Planetokio) is an role-playing action-adventure video game series created by Osamu Sato during his tenure at OutSide Directors Company for Asmik Ace Entertainment. The series is currently owned by Universal Studios through its subsidiary Gingo Animation.
The first two titles, published by Asmik Ace Entertainment in Japan, were originally exclusive to the Sony PlayStation. Since its conception at OutSide Directors, the series has appeared on multiple platforms and gone through various developers and spans numerous genres. None of the other titles involve the participation of Osamu Sato.
The games are mostly set in a near future and more specifically in Planetokio, which it is a number of floating cities full of life like the old Japan. The city is attacked by the Collect Aliens that got a personal shield that allow them to receive no harm. The protagonist of the series is a blue-haired boy named Iken, whose peaceful life in Planetokio is often interrupted by alien robots and monsters. In most games, Iken must defeat the aliens and foil any world domination plans.
- Main article: List of Planetokio characters
List of games
|Title||Year||Platform(s)||Developer(s)||Publisher(s)||Japanese Date||American Date||European Date|
|Planetokio||1999||PlayStation||OutSide Directors Company||Gingo Interactive|
Asmik Ace Entertainment (Japan)
|August 26, 1999||December 21, 1999||March 18, 2000|
|Planetokio 2||2001||July 27, 2001||September 25, 2001||October 6, 2001|
|Planetokio Revolution||2003||PlayStation 2, GameCube, and Xbox||Traveller's Tales||Gingo Interactive|
|December 18, 2003||March 23, 2004||May 2004|
|Planetokio Reloaded||2004||PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox, and Nintendo DS||Vicarious Visions||Sierra Entertainment|
Vivendi Universal Games
|December 2, 2004||January 11, 2005||January 28, 2005|
These games are not part of the main series as they are either handheld, mobile or spin-off games.
|2001||Planetokio||Game Boy Color|
|2002||Planetokio: Iken's Amazing Adventure||Game Boy Advance|
|2005||Planetokio: Sushi Challenge||Java ME|
|2006||Planetokio: Go, Iken, Go!|
|2009||Planetokio Remastered||iOS, Wii||A remake of the original Planetokio.|
|2015||Planetokio: Sushi Run||iOS, Android, Windows Phone|
Planetokio Twin Pack
The Planetokio Twin Pack is a collection of the first two Planetokio games released for the PlayStation in 2002.
In other media
The Planetokio series has a variety of merchandise, including action figures, toys, plush dolls, trading cards, clothing, accessories, books, food & drink, calendars, comics, etc.
Planetokio was a 20-episode animated action science fiction sitcom that was first broadcast on UPN on Fridays on November 24, 2002 to May 18, 2003. The series was cancelled due to low ratings, as the show "did not have any more celebrities".
- Main article: The Planetokio Movie