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History Of Square Enix
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History of Square Enix
By Nicholas Clavo
The Beginning of Squaresoft
Squaresoft was started by Masafumi Miyamato who was the son of a major electrical construction company of Dun-Ya-Sha in 1983 in Yokohama, Japan
Got his two first programmers: Hironobuchi Sakaguchi and Hiromichi Tanaka in 1983 by a computer cafe that Masafumi made.
Left from Den-Ya-Sha in August 1986
First Games are Death Trap and its sequel Will and also was a porter of Pc to the Nes
Hired Nobuo Uemastu in the 80's by composing for all their games from then on.
It was thanks to Final Fantasy that would save the Company.
The Beginning of Enix
Enix was started by Yasuhiro Fukashima in 1975
Hired Akita Toriyama for Dragon Quest
Was Originally a Publishing Company and was called Eidansha Boshu Service Center.
Major Events in Square and Enix
Square Get a studio in Ueno, Tokyo in the 1987
Square Moved from the Nintendo Consoles to Sony in 1994.
While Enix moved and still published on Sony in 1997
Squaresoft collabrating with Disney in the early 2000's
The merger was caused by the failed movie known as FF: The spirits within in April 2001 that bombed so hard that Square was risking majorlosses.
Enix resisted the merger at first since Square was losing money thanks to the spirits within.
It was until Sony came in and gave Square enough to get back their losses/acquire a bit of Square that Enix came in and joined them.
This is how is Square and Enix mergered in 2003.
The Companies acquired by Square Enix
Eidos Interactive (2009)
Hippos Lab (2012)
Well Known Games from Square Enix
Dragon Quest (1986
Final Fantasy (1987)
Deus Ex/Hitman (2000)
Kingdom Hearts (2002)
Chrono Trigger (1995)
Manga exported by the Company
A Certain Magical Index(2007)
Space Dandy (2013)
Corpse Princess (2005)
Daily Lives of Highschool Boys (2009)
Full Metal Alchemist (2001)
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CitizenNapoleon. "Why Did Square and Enix Merge?" YouTube. YouTube, 25 Jan. 2016. Web. 12 Apr. 2017.
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Have a nice day and a sweet final fantasy
Mako reactor Credits
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Original Beat by Lost Perception.
Original Album: Black Materia.
Original Rapper: Mega Ran or A.K.A Random