Square Enix is a Japanese company dedicated to the development, publication and distribution of video games. It is best sought after for its role-playing games like Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts etc. The company is also the owner of Taito Corporation, best known for the arcade games like Bubble Bobble and Space Invaders. Square Enix is also the runner and publisher of all Eido Interactive’s studios and intellectual property, best known for Hitman, Tomb Raider, Legacy of Kain, Deus Ex and Thief game series.
In April 2003, Square Enix was formed as a result of the merger between Enix and Square. The surviving company remained Enix, and Square’s shares of common stock were exchanged for 0.85 shares each of Enix’s common stock. 80% of the company’s staff was made up of former employees of Square Co. After the merger, Yoichi Wada, the former president of Square became the president of Square Enix, and Keiji Honda, the former president of Enix became the company’s vice president. Yasuhiro Fukushima, the founder of Enix, is currently serving as the largest shareholder, and the honorary chairman of Square Enix.