From Sega Retro


Founded: 2000-04-21[1]
Defunct: 2003-10-01[1]
Merged with: WOW Entertainment
Headquarters: Japan

Overworks (オーバーワークス) was a video game development division within Sega. It was formed after an internal reorganisation in 2000 and is thought to have been formed mostly by staff of Sega Software R&D Dept. 7 (formerly Sega CS2).

Overworks' main task was to continue the Sakura Taisen series. It also created the Guru Guru Onsen line of games. Both of these brands were aimed at the Japanese market. Internationally, Overworks' became well known for creating a spiritual successor to the classic Phantasy Star series with Skies of Arcadia, as well as for the PlayStation 2 Shinobi.

In 2003 Overworks merged with WOW Entertainment to become Sega WOW (briefly "WOW Works")[2].





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