Square Enix releasing over a dozen multi-platform titles in Europe

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Japanese publisher Square Enix is ready to break out of Japan and head west. According to SE president and CEO John Yamamoto, the company is anticipating the European gaming market to be bigger than Japan‘s. To capitalize on all that gaming Euro, the company plans to develop more ‘Western’ games in the future. In fact, the company is already shopping for a European developer to help them carve out a big slice of the European pie.

“I am very interested in European development because there are a lot of very good independent studios,” said Yamamoto. “We have started having meetings with people right now, and we will keep going. Titles IÂ’m looking at are for Europe and also the US. We are not looking to hire staff one by one, so maybe studios that have good experience would be easier to work with.”

Their opening salvo for 2007 is Final Fantasy XII – almost a sure winner. But you FF fans out there better pace yourselves. The company famous for its RPG games has plans of Finally (and its not a Fantasy) releasing “over a dozen” of its Japan-only titles into the European market in various formats!

Some of Square Enix‘s Japan-only titles include:

  • Final Fantasy II, III, IV, V and Final Fantasy VII International
  • Square’s Tom Sawyer
  • Romancing SaGa 1,2 and 3
  • Hanjuku Hero: Aah Sekai yo Hanjuku Nare
  • Alcahest
  • Live A Live
  • Front Mission/ Front Mission Second / Front Mission: Gun Hazard/ Front Mission: Alternative
  • Seiken Densetsu 3
  • Bahamut Lagoon
  • Treasure of the Rudras /Treasure Hunter G
  • Treasure Conflix
  • Koi ha baransu
  • Dynamitracer
  • Radical Dreamers
  • Pro-Logic Mahjong Pai-Shin
  • Power Stakes / Power Stakes Grade 1
  • Tobal 2
  • Digical League
  • Chocobo’s Mysterious Dungeon
  • Itadaki Street
  • JJ

Via MCV

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Japanese publisher Square Enix is ready to break out of Japan and head west. According to SE president and CEO John Yamamoto, the company is anticipating the European gaming market to be bigger than Japan‘s. To capitalize on all that gaming Euro, the company plans to develop more ‘Western’ games in the future. In fact, the company is already shopping for a European developer to help them carve out a big slice of the European pie.

“I am very interested in European development because there are a lot of very good independent studios,” said Yamamoto. “We have started having meetings with people right now, and we will keep going. Titles IÂ’m looking at are for Europe and also the US. We are not looking to hire staff one by one, so maybe studios that have good experience would be easier to work with.”

Their opening salvo for 2007 is Final Fantasy XII – almost a sure winner. But you FF fans out there better pace yourselves. The company famous for its RPG games has plans of Finally (and its not a Fantasy) releasing “over a dozen” of its Japan-only titles into the European market in various formats!

Some of Square Enix‘s Japan-only titles include:

  • Final Fantasy II, III, IV, V and Final Fantasy VII International
  • Square’s Tom Sawyer
  • Romancing SaGa 1,2 and 3
  • Hanjuku Hero: Aah Sekai yo Hanjuku Nare
  • Alcahest
  • Live A Live
  • Front Mission/ Front Mission Second / Front Mission: Gun Hazard/ Front Mission: Alternative
  • Seiken Densetsu 3
  • Bahamut Lagoon
  • Treasure of the Rudras /Treasure Hunter G
  • Treasure Conflix
  • Koi ha baransu
  • Dynamitracer
  • Radical Dreamers
  • Pro-Logic Mahjong Pai-Shin
  • Power Stakes / Power Stakes Grade 1
  • Tobal 2
  • Digical League
  • Chocobo’s Mysterious Dungeon
  • Itadaki Street
  • JJ

Via MCV

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