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Square Enix

Founded date April 01,2003

A Japanese video game company that is best known for the development of role-playing games. It is the result of a merger between two separate video game companies, Square and Enix. Its subsidiaries include Taito and Eidos.

Square Enix

Company Name Square Enix
Street Address
City Tokyo
State
Country Japan
Website http://www.square-enix.com/
Contact email
Phone number 81-3-5333-1555
Date founded Tue Apr 01 00:00:00 UTC 2003
Aliases Square Enix Co., Ltd. Square Enix Ltd. Square Enix Holdings Co. Ltd.

Overview

Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., usually referred to as just Square Enix, is a Japanese developer and publisher best known for their console role-playing games. Their top franchises include Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts and Dragon Quest. The company was formed on April 1, 2003 when Enix legally absorbed Square resulting in a merger. Square stockholders received 0.85 shares in the new company, whereas Enix stockholders received a one-to-one trade. In spite of this, it was actually mostly Square's top officials who assumed leadership roles in the new company, including Square president Yoichi Wada, who was appointed president of the new company. Square Enix is different from most game companies in that they create content across many mediums, such as film and comics, instead of just focusing on games.

History

  • On April 1, 2003, Enix absorbed Square and Square Enix was formed.
  • In January 2005, Square Enix (China) Co., Ltd. was established as a wholly owned subsidiary.
  • On September 28, 2005, the company acquired Taito as a consolidated subsidiary.
  • In August 2008, Square Enix announced their new brand, Pure Dreams. The brand will focus on casual character based games, mostly for the Nintendo DS. The first two games announced for the brand were Snoopy DS: Let's Go Meet Snoopy and His Friends and Pingu Waku Waku Carnival. Both games were released in the fall of 2008 in Japan.
  • In October 2008, the company implemented pure holding company system and changed its name to Square Enix Holdings.
  • On April 22, 2009, Square Enix completed an estimated $120 million dollar purchase of developer Eidos Interactive, making it a wholly-owned subsidiary.

Subsidiaries

Square Enix owns the following subsidiaries:

  • Square Enix Group (formerly Squaresoft and Enix)
    • Square Product Development Divisions 1-8
    • Enix Product Development Divisions 9-10
    • Visual Works (formerly Square Visual Works)
  • Taito Group
    • Effort Co., Ltd.
    • Amusement Co., Ltd.
    • Beijing Taixin
    • Taito Korea
    • Byking
  • Square Enix Europe (formerly Eidos Interactive)
    • Square Enix Ltd.
    • Square Enix London Studios
    • Beautiful Game Studios
    • Crystal Dynamics
  • Square Enix Montreal
    • Eidos Montreal
  • Square Enix Shanghai
  • Square Enix Mobile

IO Interactive was a subsidiary of Square Enix Europe until 2017, when it became an independent studio, maintaining the rights to the Hitmanfranchise and Freedom Fighters.

Game Franchises

Square Enix has multiple franchises under its banner, ranging from Final Fantasy to Tomb Raider.

Square Enix Group (formerly Squaresoft and Enix)

  • Final Fantasy
  • Dragon Quest
  • Kingdom Hearts
  • Death Trap
  • SaGa
  • Mana
  • Chrono
  • Front Mission
  • Tactics Ogre
  • Star Ocean
  • Valkyrie Profile
  • Drakengard
  • Fullmetal Alchemist
  • Call of Duty (publisher in Japan)

Taito Group

  • Space Invaders
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Chase HQ
  • Darius
  • Lufia
  • Cooking Mama
  • Gunslinger Stratos

Square Enix Europe (formerly Eidos Interactive)

  • Tomb Raider
  • Deus Ex
  • Hitman
  • Kane & Lynch
  • Just Cause
  • Legacy of Kain
  • Thief
  • Sleeping Dogs

Square Enix Products

Square Enix's merchandising division, known as "Square Enix Products", is a part of the company which creates items such as toys and figures relating to many of their franchises.

Many of these are action figures, jewelry trinkets etc. - known as "Sculpture Arts" - are designed in very intricate detail and usually are much more expensive than normal items.

Recently, the line of products produced by Square Enix has extended out from their in-house series, and they have produced items for Metal Gear Solid, Halo: Reach, Bayonetta, Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Assassin's Creed, and more.

Square Enix Extreme Edges

This is the classification given to North American and European titles published by Square Enix in Japan. Titles released under this banner range include Blur, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Singularity, and Bloodstone 007.

List of games developed by Square Enix

Game Console Release
date
Released in (region):
Hanjuku Hero Tai 3D PS2 June 26 2003 Japan
All-Star Pro Wrestling 3 PS2 August 7 2003 Japan
Front Mission 1st PS October 23 2003 Japan
Front Mission History PS December 11 2003 Japan
Front Mission 4 PS2 December 18
2003
Japan, North America
Final Fantasy X-2 International + Last Mission PS2 February 19 2004 Japan
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories GBA November 11 2004 Japan, North America, Australia, Europe
Musashi: Samurai Legend PS2 March 15 2005 Japan,North America, Europe
Romancing SaGa PS2 April 21 2005 Japan, North America
Front Mission: Online PS2 May 12 2005 Japan
Hanjuku Hero 4: 7-Jin no Hanjuku Hero PS2,PC May 26 2005 (PS2), December 8 2005 (PC) Japan
Code Age Commanders PS2 October 13 2005 Japan
Kingdom Hearts II PS2 December 22 2005 Japan,North America,Australia,Europe
Front Mission 5: Scars of the War PS2 December 29 2005 Japan
Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII PS2 January 26 2006 Japan,North America, Australia, Europe
Final Fantasy XII PS2 March 16 2006 Japan,North America, Australia, Europe
Final Fantasy XI X360,PS2,PC May 16 2006 (PS2), April 18 2006 (X360,PC) Japan,North America,Europe
Dawn of Mana PS2 December 21 2006 Japan,North America
Front Mission DS March 22 2007 Japan,North America
Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix+ PS2 March 19 2007 Japan

Gallery

Develop by Square Enix

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker

The fourth expansion pack for Final Fantasy XIV, concluding the story of the Warrior of Light.

Dungeon Encounters

Dungeon Encounters

A dungeon exploration game from the developers of many classic Final Fantasy games.

Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 Remix

Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 Remix

A compilation of Kingdom Hearts HD compilations previously released on PlayStation 3. Includes all 6 Games on one disc. Combined with Kingdom Hearts HD II.8 Final Chapter Prologue, it makes the entire saga available on one console.

Kingdom Hearts III

Kingdom Hearts III

The third sequentially numbered title in the Kingdom Hearts franchise.

Kingdom Hearts HD II.8: Final Chapter Prologue

Kingdom Hearts HD II.8: Final Chapter Prologue

Final Kingdom Hearts HD Compilation containing an HD version of Dream Drop Distance and two brand new episodes. Unlike the two previous compilations, which were on Playstation 3, this one is for Playstation 4.

Chocobo Racing 3D

Chocobo Racing 3D

This game was announced at E3 2010 and then cancelled on October 10th, 2013.

Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars

Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars

A strategy card game from Yoko Taro.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy

The sequel to Dissidia: Final Fantasy. It features new additions to the roster including Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII and other Final Fantasy characters.

Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition

Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition

An episodic version of Final Fantasy XV with a different art style.

World of Final Fantasy

World of Final Fantasy

A 3D Final Fantasy with both regular and super deformed characters.

Publish by Square Enix

Taito Milestones

Taito Milestones

Switch compilation of classic Taito titles.

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker

The fourth expansion pack for Final Fantasy XIV, concluding the story of the Warrior of Light.

Tomb Raider Reloaded

Tomb Raider Reloaded

A roguelike mobile game with a distinctive art style based on the original Tomb Raider continuity, and featuring all of the original trilogy's voice actresses for Lara.

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris

An isometric action-adventure game where players must puzzle and platform their way through tombs and engage in dual-stick shooter combat.

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

A departure from the usual gameplay of the Tomb Raider franchise, this download-only game features a fixed, isometric camera angle and concentrates on co-op combat, platforming, and puzzle solving.

Star Ocean: The Divine Force

Star Ocean: The Divine Force

Tri-Ace's sci-fi role-playing franchise returns for a sixth main entry.

Dungeon Encounters

Dungeon Encounters

A dungeon exploration game from the developers of many classic Final Fantasy games.

Kingdom Hearts III

Kingdom Hearts III

The third sequentially numbered title in the Kingdom Hearts franchise.

Dragon Quest X Offline

Dragon Quest X Offline

A standalone adaptation of Dragon Quest X into a single-player RPG.

Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier

Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier

A battle royale game for mobile devices.

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