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Goodbye Altair, Welcome Enzio

Posted in Microsoft, News, PC, PS3, Sony, Xbox 360 with tags , on April 11, 2009 by Stephen

Issue 103 of Game Informer magazine should be hitting store shelves soon, featuring the world exclusive reveal of Assassin’s Creed II, while also introducing new assassin Ezio posing on the front cover.

Now, the word around the net is some of the new details that will be revailed and discussed in the next issue. From what we can gather in our usual net rounds, some of this details are: Continue reading

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Square Enix Says Yes to Ubisoft Games in Japan

Posted in Japan, News, Nintendo DS, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360 with tags , , , on January 10, 2009 by Stephen

Japanese RPG powerhouse Square Enix  sent word today that the company has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with French publisher Ubisoft that will allow Square Enix to distribute Ubisoft’s games exclusively in Japan starting this April.

“In the increasingly consolidated video game industry, Square Enix has been implementing strategic initiatives to expand its product lineup and strengthen its presence as a global game publisher,” commented the publisher in a statement. “In 2008, the company began publishing third-party titles in PAL territories, and in December 2008, published its first overseas-produced game in Japan with the launch of U.K.-based Frontier Developments Ltd’s LostWinds for WiiWare. This exclusive distribution agreement for Ubisoft Group games will be another key step to achieve the aforementioned goal.”

“The global video game market is expected to maintain sustainable growth thanks to geographical expansion and diversification of customer base,” said Yoichi Wada, president and representative director of Square Enix. “By partnering with the Ubisoft Group having a number of highly acclaimed titles, we can now work to provide high-quality overseas-produced games to Japan, thus invigorating the Japanese game market while strengthening our presence as a global leader in the video game industry.”

Square Enix and Ubisoft said that details on the games to be distributed under this new partnership in Japan will be provided at “a later time.”