And so, the deal is done: Square-Enix has officially purchased Eidos for the price of £84.3 million ($120 million), a deal that greatly satisfied Eidos' board of directors and shareholders. But does it satisfy you, the gamer…?

It'll be interesting to see how Eidos operates beneath the Square-Enix umbrella, but initially, Square-Enix has "provided a blanket overview of how it plans to integrate Eidos into the Square-Enix Group." (source- GameSpot ) We don't have all the details just yet, but the Japanese publisher did release new statistics for their legendary Final Fantasy franchise: they say that over 85 million FF units have been sold since the first title dropped way back in 1987, and furthermore, the Dragon Quest series has sold around 47 million units since 1986. As for Eidos, Tomb Raider is far and away their best-selling franchise, clocking in at approximately 30 million units since 1996; the critically acclaimed Hitman series is a distant second at 8 million units. Now, when the next Tomb Raider drops, it may be a little disorienting for veteran gamers to see the "Square-Enix" logo on the box, but hey, that's big business. We expect to see more details on their latest acquisition as time goes on, but for the time being, we can always speculate and wonder.

Square-Enix has been saying since the start of this generation that they want to push Westward, and picking up Eidos is certainly a step in the that direction. Whether or not it's the right step remains to be seen…

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Scarecrow
Scarecrow
12 years ago

EA number2 has entered the ring

squeee squeee!

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
12 years ago

Ea, ActivisionBlizzard and now, Square-enix-edios (Squeedios?)

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
12 years ago

Squaredionix?

robinhood2010
robinhood2010
12 years ago

Squidix

Riku994
Riku994
12 years ago

Do I smell a Tomb Raider rpg? Yeah, I thought I smelled crap.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

I'll just be blissfully ignorant for the moment and remain hopeful that some of the old brilliance of Square and Eidos will mix to make a very satisfying platypus.

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
12 years ago

i lol'd @ the platypus refrence

AntDC
AntDC
12 years ago

Sorry I don't really understand how this works, does this mean that SE will just be publishing Tomb Raider or will they have their own people develop it as well?

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
12 years ago

They probably took in the team that made it, but yes they are 'developing' and 'publishing' it now

ArnoldK PSXE
ArnoldK PSXE
12 years ago

Well…they certainly chose the wrong company to buy out. Eidos has been pretty awful for a while now. What exactly are they going to use? Legacy of Kain is dead. Tomb Raider continues to struggle. Kane and Lynch was mediocre. What am I missing?

GuernicaReborn
GuernicaReborn
12 years ago

New Hitman?

Alienange
Alienange
12 years ago

Thief 4

Nynja
Nynja
12 years ago

Conflict Denied Ops and Battlestations Midway…

Some of the worse graphics and gameplay I've seen on PS3 or 360. Just terrible. I try to stay away from Eidos games.

Maybe now that SE has them, they'll pump out quality titles..

AntDC
AntDC
12 years ago

Legacy of Kain would look amazing in HD

slayerkillemall
slayerkillemall
12 years ago

I can see it now! agent47,killing cartoons….

Xbox_Killer
Xbox_Killer
12 years ago

I really hope they don't change the developers on the Tomb Raider games.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
12 years ago

Why?

Xbox_Killer
Xbox_Killer
12 years ago

I liked all the Tomb Raider games.

King James
King James
12 years ago

they need to. The last one was buggy and had camera issues. They just need to keep the directors. They will keep your Tomb Raider games looking like Tomb Raider games.

The CEO
The CEO
12 years ago

Now maybe we will finally get Fear Effect 3! Wishful thinking I guess.

crapreviews
crapreviews
12 years ago

thought this happen like 2 weeks ago lol

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
12 years ago

And I forever leave any hopes of a sequel to Feedom Fighters behind me

OriginalSin
OriginalSin
12 years ago

I for one wouldn't mind if the bring out a new Hitman/rpg with the quality graphics of a FF….

I think that will be awesome indeed.

Alienange
Alienange
12 years ago

Just give me Dragon Quest IX

tridon
tridon
12 years ago

I think that with these three companies together now, it'd be the perfect time for a fighting game. I also think it's about time we see a freakin' PARASITE EVE 3!!!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
12 years ago

Its coming to PSP

AntDC
AntDC
12 years ago

Yup, it's called The Third Birthday, I can't wait!

crawdaddy
crawdaddy
12 years ago

Oh great!!!!! Now were going to have a Tomb Raider cartoon game. They will probably replace Laura Croft with Minnie Mouse.


Last edited by crawdaddy on 4/24/2009 9:06:54 AM

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
12 years ago

Maybe purchasing Eidos wasn't the greatest idea.

illegalprelude
illegalprelude
12 years ago

yea….Square hasnt pumped out sh** sense Square and Enix got together. All I got was FF12 and KH2. That deal happened like 5 years ago. So yay, lets add another company to the mix so now we can get 1 decent game, every 10 years

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
12 years ago

Haha FFXIII will be the only "great" game they release this generation.

Nynja
Nynja
12 years ago

FFVII:CC on PSP, FFVII:DC on PS2, FFX-2 on PS2, FFVI remake, Star Ocean remakes on PSP, SO:Last Hope on 360, Last Remnant on PC and 360…

They've pumped out quite a bit of titles. Just nothing for the PS3, yet.

King James
King James
12 years ago

infinite undiscovery and The Last Remnant don't count in my book. They did release some titles for the DS.

Nynja
Nynja
12 years ago

Best thing to happen to Eidos.

Worst thing to happen to Square-Enix.

Mystearica
Mystearica
12 years ago

All I see is this… S-E's only good releases for this generation = FFXIII and FF vs XIII…. nothings else… (maybe KH??? maybe that is)

So in S-E's desperatism, they will continue to publish crap games and continue to lose $$$$

Though End of Eternity trailer looks wicked… though that game is by "Sega" and directed by Tri-Ace and trailers can be deceiving… but whatever

This is going nowhere… and as I see it… downhill

Nynja
Nynja
12 years ago

Excluding FFXIII and FFvXIII.

SE is working on a new or updated version of an MMORPG. That should be stellar. I know that FFXI ate up 200+ days (DAYS of actual playing time) of my life. FFAgitoXIII for PSP is likely to be a solid title, seeing it shares similar gameplay elements as FFVII:CC (based on trailers included with the ACC bluray). Lets not forget the upcomming Dissada for PSP.

I think SE has plenty in store for everyone (mostly RPG fans) that you will find a style of FF that fits your interests. I believe that was the intention of their expansion of the FF universe. Everyone wants something different in their FF RPG and SE is trying to please us all.

Still, the purchase of Eidos has me wondering what good could possibly come out of this for SE except for the rights to certain franchises that could be improved upon using SE's resources. Again, I am not a huge fan of Eidos, never really was and probably never will be.

King James
King James
12 years ago

….And Tomb Raider just became a new M$ exclusive.

Banky A
Banky A
12 years ago

The best things Square-Enix has ever done for Sony in recent times are:

1. Final Fantasy: Dissidia (PSP)
-do I have to explain how awesome this game looks? It's theoretically genius. It would rule the World on PS3 though-

2. Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core
-Zack is gangster-

Well that's pretty much it for me personally LOL.

=D

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