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History Of Square Enix

The History of One of My Favorite Video Game Companies


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

  • 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

  • Taito (2005)
  • Eidos Interactive (2009)
  • Hippos Lab (2012)

Well Known Games from Square Enix

  • Dragon Quest (1986
  • Final Fantasy (1987)
  • Deus Ex/Hitman (2000)
  • Just Cause(2006)
  • Kingdom Hearts (2002)
  • Chrono Trigger (1995)

Manga exported by the Company

  • Soul Eater(1991)
  • Black Butler(2006)
  • A Certain Magical Index(2007)
  • Sekirei(2004)
  • 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.
  • Lore. "LORE -- Square Lore in a Minute!" YouTube. YouTube, 24 Jan. 2014. Web. 12 Apr. 2017.

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Have a nice day and a sweet final fantasy

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