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Square Enix Acquires Eidos

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Tomb Raider, Hitman and Deus Ex publisher Eidos were in talks with Square Enix about an acquisition for quite some time. It sounds a bit crazy, but Square Enix is very interested in acquiring some western developers to help broaden their library. Well they got their wish. In announcement made today, Eidos will be under the big Japanese RPG publisher’s umbrella starting May 2009.

“Eidos maintains a strong reputation for high quality development and proven expertise in creating characters and storylines that appeal to consumers. Eidos’ products are highly complementary to our business and will accelerate our aggressive expansion into Western markets. We believe that wide range of both companies’ quality products encompassing major genres will enable us to meet diversified customers’ expectations upon a global basis.”

We will finally be able to see who would win a match: FFX-2’s Yuna or Lara Croft.

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