NEC Interchannel


Founded in 1987
Closed in 2013
Status: dead
aka(s): Interchannel, NEC Avenue

Interchannel is a Japanese game developer and publisher. Previously known as NEC Interchannel and before that as NEC Avenue, it was originally a subsidiary of NEC before 70 percent of the company was sold to Index Corporation for approximately 3 billion yen ($28 million) in 2004. Interchannel's games tend to be Japanese only, however the company has established Gamebridge Ltd. a UK-based joint venture with Bergsala, to publish its games in Europe.

It is known for Adventure Island, After Burner, Altered Beast, Asuka 120% Burning Fest., Black/Matrix, Cal, Culdcept, Darius, Doukyuusei, Dragon Knight, Fantasy Zone, Ghosts 'n Goblins, Madou Monogatari, Operation Wolf, OutRun, Pia Carrot e Youkoso!!, Puyo Puyo, Sentimental Graffiti, Space Harrier, Strider, Tenchi wo Kurau, Wonder Boy

Releases per year

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116 video games with valid date were considered (96.6%)

Gametypes frequency

Top platforms

PCE CD 37
PCE 21
Saturn 10
PS2 10
Nintendo DS 9
Dreamcast 7
PS 5
Windows 4
PC-FX 4
PSP 3
NEC PC9801 3
GBA 3
GBC 2
Supergraphx 1
Wii 1