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SQUARE ENIX (Japanese: スクウェア・エニックス) is a Japanese producer of popular video games and manga. The main genre in which Square Enix competes is the role playing games genre, with such major video game franchises as the Final Fantasy series and the Dragon Quest series (previously known as Dragon Warrior in North America). Square Enix was formed as the result of a merger between Square Co., Ltd. and Enix that was finalized and took effect as of April 1, 2003. Enix officially absorbed Square, with Square stockholders receiving only 0.81 shares of stock in the new company compared to Enix stockholders receiving a one-to-one trade. Despite this, many top officials within Square assumed leadership roles in the new corporate hierarchy, including Square president Yoichi Wada, who was appointed president of the new corporation.
- Dragon Quest (also known as Dragon Warrior) (currently NTSC only)
- Final Fantasy
- Itadaki Street (currently Japan only)
- Kingdom Hearts
- Seiken Densetsu
- Chrono Trigger (NTSC only) → Radical Dreamers (Japan only) → Chrono Cross (NTSC only)
- Front Mission
- Bushido Blade
- Musashi: Samurai Legend
- Parasite Eve
- Soul Blazer → Illusion of Gaia → Terranigma
- Star Ocean
- Fullmetal Alchemist
The Dragon Quest game franchise has been considered the most popular game series in Japan, according an official poll, and each new installment of the series routinely breaks Japanese sales records. The Final Fantasy game franchise has been considered Square Enix's most important asset, and it is the best selling Square Enix franchise worldwide.
- PlayOnline Square Enix's portal for their online titles including Final Fantasy XI & Front Mission Online
- Final Fantasy Shrine Fan site covering Square-Enix's Final Fantasy series.
- The Square Haven The venerable Square Enix resource.
- Square Extreme
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