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Enix Corporation

Moby ID: 2024

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  • Eidansha Boshu Service Center - Original company name

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Enix was founded in 1982 by Yasuhiro Fukushima as a subsidiary of Eidansha Boshu Service Center.

Enix itself was only a publisher, it never had any of its games developed in-house, and Yasuhiro Fukushima has no programming or designing experience. In its beginnings, it sponsored a national programming contest in Japan. This brought out 300 different programmers, two notable programmers were Koichi Nakamura and Yuji Horii . Koichi Nakamura won the contest with the game called Door Door , and Enix published the game. Koichi Nakamura and Yuji Horii then started working together by founding Chunsoft . This company is best known for developing the Dragon Quest series of games that Enix is best known for publishing.

Enix has also been known for publishing various games by Quintet and tri-Ace .

Today, Enix is defunct. In 2002, Enix merged with its former rival Square Co. Ltd. to form Square Enix Co. Ltd . Yasuhiro Fukushima is the chairman of this company.

Credited on 112 Games from 1983 to 2003

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Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart (2003 on Game Boy Advance)
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time (2003 on PlayStation 2)
Robot Alchemic Drive (2002 on PlayStation 2)
Dragon Quest Monsters 1 - 2: Hoshiori no Yūsha to Bokujō no Nakama-tachi (2002 on PlayStation)
Ore ga Kantoku da! Volume.2: Gekitō Pennant Race (2002 on PlayStation 2)
Itadaki Street 3: Okuman Chōja ni Shite Ageru! - Katei Kyōshi Tsuki! (2002 on PlayStation 2)
Grandia Xtreme (2002 on PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3)
Grandia Xtreme (Limited Box) (2002 on PlayStation 2)
Snapkid's (2002 on Game Boy Advance)
Dragon Quest IV: Michibikareshi Monotachi (2001 on PlayStation)
The Fear (2001 on PlayStation 2)
Star Ocean: Blue Sphere (2001 on Game Boy Color)
Endonesia (2001 on PlayStation 2)
Super Galdelic Hour (2001 on PlayStation 2)
Ore ga Kantoku da!: Gekitō Pennant Race (2000 on PlayStation 2)
Dance Summit 2001: Bust A Move (2000 on PlayStation 2)
Blade Arts: Tasogare no Miyako R'lyeh (2000 on PlayStation)
Dragon Warrior VII (2000 on PlayStation)
Grandia II (2000 on Windows, PlayStation 2, Dreamcast...)
Suzuki Bakuhatsu (2000 on PlayStation)

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History +

April 2003

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

November 1999

ENIX AMERICA INC. is established as a wholly owned subsidiary of ENIX CORPORATION.

October 1991

Digital Entertainment Academy Co., Ltd. is established as a partially owned subsidiary.

April 1989

ENIX CORPORATION, KONIKA ENIX, and Enix Products merge into Eidansha Boshu Service Center, which is subsequently renamed ENIX CORPORATION.

May 1986

Dragon Quest is released for the Nintendo Famicom in Japan.

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Their official web site used to be at http://www.enix.co.jp/

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