English: Square Enix
Japanese: スクウェア・エニックス (sukuwea enikkusu)
Square Enix (commonly abbreviated as SE) is a video game company best known for its role-playing games, one series which is known as "Final Fantasy".
The name came about because two companies "Square Co." Ltd and "Enix" merged on April 1, 2003. Enix officially took over Square and thus the name Square Enix. Yōichi Wada is the president of Square Enix.
Square Enix also owns Taito Corporation and as of April 22, 2009 the Eidos PLC (Public Limited Company). Eidos PLC recently became Square Enix Europe, though games will still be published with both the Eidos and Square Enix labels.
In July 2010, in a way to get more western experience behind the reins in some of their departments, Mike Fisher was made president of Square Enix USA. Taking control of Square Enix USA, Eidos, and Taito in the US region.
See Staff Credits for more.
Square after merging with Enix no longer concentrates on Video Game media and has branched off into Movies, Original Video Animation, Manga, and Novels.
Published Through Gangan Comics in Japan
Square Enix and Eidos have both been releasing games via the digital download service Steam. With the recent release of Final Fantasy XI : Ultimate Collection to Steam, it is widely believed that the PC version of Final Fantasy XIV may also be available on Steam.