Ascii Corp., a major game software maker and a publisher of computer magazines, will become part of the group led by major information service firm CSK Corp. by issuing new shares to CSK and game machine giant Sega Enterprises Ltd., the three companies announced Thursday.

The CSK group, which earlier this year failed to realize a planned merger of Sega and Bandai Co., the nation’s top toy company, hopes to utilize software developed by Ascii to diversify its services and meet demand for multimedia.

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