LONDON (April 5, 2012) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and across PAL territories and online game provider Bigpoint have teamed up on an exciting new project.
The new game, which is already well into development at Square Enix, will be published and marketed by Bigpoint in Europe and North America. The title will be distributed on the Bigpoint.com portal, as well as by other media partners. Focusing heavily on social gameplay and encouraging user generated content, the game will be unveiled in the near future.
“We’re very excited to have teamed up with Bigpoint who are leaders in browser gaming,” said Phil Rogers, CEO Square Enix Europe. “This is the start of both an exciting new project and a strong relationship.”
“We are so excited to have the opportunity to work with Square Enix. The combination of Square Enix’s long-standing experience in providing digital entertainment and Bigpoint’s expertise in developing browser games promises to yield quite the exciting new game,” said Heiko Hubertz, CEO and founder of Bigpoint.
More detailed information about the game will be made public within the next few weeks. In the next six months, the game should be available and fully playable on the Bigpoint portal as well (http://www.bigpoint.com). In the meantime, fans can access additional information about the game on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/BigpointGames/).
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Bigpoint (http://www.bigpoint.com) has made a name for itself as a developer of online games and content provider for media and publishing houses. Bigpoint’s portfolio includes games available in over 30 languages, which can be played from anywhere for free without having to download any additional software. The success of the company is evinced in the over 250 million registered users worldwide. The Bigpoint company portfolio showcases games in a quality previously only offered on CD or console. With over 800 staff members from over 35 countries, Bigpoint has established itself as an internationally viable company. Bigpoint’s main company headquarters are located in Hamburg, Germany, and has additional offices in Berlin, San Francisco, São Paulo and Malta. Bigpoint has received numerous awards, including the Media Momentum Award 2010, the European Games Awards, the Mashable Award for ‘Best Online Game’, the prestigious Lara Award, as well as receiving the German Developers Award in three different categories. Additional information, including logos and game screenshots, can be found in the press information section under www.bigpoint.net.
About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd., a part of the Square Enix Europe business unit, develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix Group. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as IO Interactive™, Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 59 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER® which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at http://www.square-enix.com/eu/en/.