Square Co., Ltd.

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Square Co., Ltd. (株式会社スクウェア) was founded in September 1986 by Masafumi Miyamoto. The company was a independent continuation of Denyusya Square Co., Ltd., which Miyamoto had founded in 1983 as a subsidiary of Denyusya Co., Ltd., a power line construction company owned by his father.

Just one year after gaining independence, the company was on the verge of a financial disaster. The salvation came from Sakaguchi and a game he called Final Fantasy, assuming it would be his final contribution to video games. The game quickly gained popularity, and during the following years spawned many sequels and spin-offs, becoming one of the most popular RPG series of all times.

Square developed and produced games in many genres, but their main focus has always been on Japanese RPGs. Besides Final Fantasy games, the company worked on Chrono series as well as stand-alone RPGs such as Live a Live (1994), Xenogears (1998), Vagrant Story (2000), and others.

In 2003, Square merged with their long-time RPG-making rival, Enix Corporation, creating Square Enix Co., Ltd. The final game published by the company before the merge was the Japanese release of Final Fantasy X-2.

Credited on 127 Games from 1986 to 2022

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Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition (2022 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
Final Fantasy VI (2022 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch...)
Final Fantasy V (2021 on Windows, PlayStation 4, iPhone...)
Final Fantasy IV (2021 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch...)
Final Fantasy (2021 on Windows, iPhone, iPad...)
Final Fantasy II (2021 on Windows, iPhone, PlayStation 4...)
Final Fantasy III (2021 on Windows, iPhone, iPad...)
Collection of SaGa: Final Fantasy Legend (2020 on Nintendo Switch)
Romancing SaGa 3 (2019 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch...)
Final Fantasy VIII: Remastered (2019 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)
Collection of Mana (2017 on Nintendo Switch)
Final Fantasy X | X-2: HD Remaster (2013 on Windows, PlayStation 3, PS Vita...)
Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls (2004 on Game Boy Advance, Wii U)
Final Fantasy X-2: International + Last Mission (2004 on PlayStation 2, PS Vita)
Final Fantasy X-2 (2003 on PlayStation 2)
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (2003 on Game Boy Advance, Wii U)
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (Deluxe Pack) (2003 on Game Boy Advance)
Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix (2002 on PlayStation 2)
Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix (Limited Edition) (2002 on PlayStation 2)
Unlimited Saga (2002 on PlayStation 2)

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April 2003

Company merges with Enix Corporation to form Square Enix Co., Ltd.

November 2001

Hisashi Suzuki resigns as CEO.

May 1998

Established Square Electronic Arts, L.L.C. jointly with Electronic Arts for the purpose of publishing Square Co., Ltd.'s games in North America.

August 1995

Square L.A., Inc. (subsequently renamed Square USA, Inc.) is established as a wholly owned subsidiary of Square Co., Ltd.

March 1989

Established Square Soft, Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary.

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