Square Enix Europe

'''Square Enix Europe Ltd.''' is a developer of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game video game software wholly owned by publisher http://deusex.wikia.com/wiki/Square_Enix Square Enix. Square Enix Europe was formerly known as '''Eidos plc''', when it was the holding company for the Eidos group of companies, including http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom United Kingdom http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game_publisher video game publisher http://deusex.wikia.com/wiki/Eidos_Interactive Eidos Interactive, which is responsible for the ''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomb_Raider Tomb Raider'' and ''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitman_%28series%29 Hitman'' games, among others. It is the successor to Square Enix Ltd. and Eidos Interactive and will distribute and publish both Eidos and Square Enix's games under the Square Enix label. After the takeover of Eidos plc, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namco_Bandai_Partners Namco Bandai Partners handed over the Australian distribution rights of Eidos to Ubisoft Australia, which have a distribution deal with Square Enix.

After a successful takeover by http://deusex.wikia.com/wiki/Square_Enix Square Enix which came into effect on 22 April 2009, shares of Eidos officially de-listed on 21 April 2009 a day before the takeover. The name Eidos plc ceased to be used following a reorganization of the Eidos Group, after which all previous Eidos properties were published under Square Enix and Eidos Interactive now as a part of Square Enix Europe.
===Beginnings as SCI===
SCi former logoThroughout the company's history it has had a number of names; known originally as '''The Sales Curve''' and later as '''Sales Curve Interactive''', the company was founded in 1988 by Jane Cavanagh. The company published games under the label '''Storm''' from 1990 to 1993. In 1999 the company floated on the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Stock_Exchange London Stock Exchange as '''SCI Entertainment Group PLC''', using the ticker symbol SEG.

Under the SCI banner, the companies most popular games were the ''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmageddon Carmageddon'' and the ''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conflict:_Desert_Storm Conflict: Desert Storm'' game series.
===SCI purchase of Eidos===
In 2005 the company gained ownership of Eidos Interactive, another British games company. Since then the company has been exclusively releasing games under the Eidos brand.

In December 2006, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Warner Time Warner's http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warner_Bros._Entertainment Warner Bros. Entertainment has bought a 10.3% stake in SCI Games, including sister company, Eidos. Part of the deal between the two companies includes an arrangement with Eidos to make Warner Bros. its primary U.S. distributor, providing warehousing, logistics, merchandising and media buying services. In April 2008, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warner_Bros._Entertainment Warner Bros. Entertainment increased its stake to 35% while gaining distribution rights to SCI titles in the US, Canada and Mexico.

In February 2007, Eidos closed it's Manchester studio which focused in Mobile games and acquired http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Rockpool_Games&action=edit&redlink=1 Rockpool Games, another mobile game company, along with its two sister companies http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ironstone_Partners&action=edit&redlink=1 Ironstone Partners and http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=SoGoPlay&action=edit&redlink=1 SoGoPlay.

On 27 October 2008, SCI scrapped a "standstill" arrangement with Time Warner subsidiary Warner Bros. The agreement – which had been in place since April – prevented Warner Bros. from acquiring more SCI shares without the Eidos parent’s consent until January 2009. SCI said it would now allow Warner Bros to buy more shares without consultation until December 1, 2008 – providing its stake doesn't reach 30 percent. Subsequently SCI's share price rose 11%. On December 15, 2008, Time Warner purchased 10 million more shares in Eidos to bring its total to 19.92%.

On 3 December 2008, SCI changed its name to Eidos Plc (the former name of Eidos prior to the SCI takeover), and also changed its London Stock Exchange ticker symbol from SEG to EID. On 15 January Eidos confirmed that it received a preliminary approach which may not lead to an offer being made for the Company.

In January 2009, they closed Rockpool Games.
===Square Enix purchase of Eidos===
Eidos plc former logoOn 12 February 2009 SQEX Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of http://deusex.wikia.com/wiki/Square_Enix Square Enix, announced a takeover offer worth £84.3 million (32p per share) for Eidos plc. The takeover is effective as of 22 April. According to Square Enix president Yoichi Wada, the company Eidos will remain independent and Phil Rogers will remain CEO of the company as its "Lifetime CEO", only answering to Yoichi Wada.

On 7 July 2009, Square Enix announced the formation of its European division, officially named Square Enix Europe. The Eidos name will be cease to be used as a publisher, though existing Eidos Interactive studios will keep the name.

On 10 November 2009 Square Enix officially announced that the integration of their European operations as well as Eidos has been completed and the two entities will merge into one under the name of Square Enix Europe and will operate under the business name of Square Enix Ltd. This means that future titles by Eidos will no longer be published under the Eidos brand but Square Enix instead. Square Enix Europe will publish all games developed by Square Enix, Eidos and Taito. It will also manages various development studios namely Crystal Dynamics, IO Interactive, Beautiful Game Studios, Square Enix London Studios and Eidos Montréal.

*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_Dynamics Crystal Dynamics in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redwood_City,_California Redwood City, California (http://www.crystald.com/ Official site), founded in 1992, acquired in 1998.
*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IO_Interactive IO Interactive in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copenhagen,_Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark (http://www.ioi.dk/ Official site), founded in 1998.
*Eidos Montréal in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada Canada (http://eidosmontreal.com/ Official site), founded in 2007
*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beautiful_Game_Studios Beautiful Game Studios in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London,_England London, England (http://bgstudios.co.uk/ Official site), started in 2003
*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eidos_Shanghai Eidos Shanghai in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China China, started in 2008
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocksteady_Studios Rocksteady (25.1%) (http://www.rocksteadyltd.com/ Official site)''
*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eidos_Hungary Eidos Hungary in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungary Hungary (http://eidos.hu/ Official site), founded in 2005, closed October 2009.
*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pivotal_Games Pivotal Games in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath,_England Bath, England, founded in March 2000, acquired by SCi on Sep 29, 2003, closed August 22, 2008.
*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Core_Design Core Design in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derby,_England Derby, England, founded in 1988, acquired by Eidos on 1996, closed 11 May 2006.
*http://deusex.wikia.com/wiki/Ion_Storm Ion Storm in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas Texas, founded in 1996, acquired by Eidos on July 2001, closed February 9, 2005.

*''http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Alfred%27s_Adventure&action=edit&redlink=1 Alfred's Adventure''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aqua_Aqua Aqua Aqua''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmageddon Carmageddon''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmageddon_II Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmageddon_TDR_2000 Carmageddon TDR 2000''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conflict:_Desert_Storm Conflict: Desert Storm''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conflict:_Desert_Storm_2 Conflict: Desert Storm 2''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conflict:_Global_Terror Conflict: Global Terror''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conflict:_Vietnam Conflict: Vietnam''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantine_%28video_game%29 Constantine''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cool_Bricks&action=edit&redlink=1 Cool Bricks''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberwar_%28game%29 Cyberwar''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futurama_%28game%29 Futurama''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Frenzy_%28game%29&action=edit&redlink=1 Frenzy''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galleon_%28video_game%29 Galleon''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gender_Wars&action=edit&redlink=1 Gender Wars''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gumball_3000_%28game%29&action=edit&redlink=1 Gumball 3000''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_O%27_Magic Kingdom O' Magic''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_Wire Live Wire''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mille_Miglia Mille Miglia''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rally_Championship Rally Championship''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rally_Championship_Xtreme Rally Championship Xtreme''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Burns_Rally Richard Burns Rally''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_%28game%29 Rolling''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spellcross Spellcross''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SWIV SWIV''
*''SWIV 3D''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Escape_%282003_video_game%29 The Great Escape''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Italian_Job_%282002_video_game%29 The Italian Job''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lawnmower_Man The Lawnmower Man''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunderbirds_%28game%29 Thunderbirds''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_Overdose Total Overdose''
===Eidos Interactive===
''Main franchises''

'''''Battlestations'' series'''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlestations:_Midway Battlestations: Midway'' - 2007
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlestations:_Pacific Battlestations: Pacific'' - 2009
'''''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Championship_Manager_series Championship Manager'' series'''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Championship_Manager_2010 Championship Manager 2010'' (latest) - 2009
'''''Deus Ex'' series'''
*Deus Ex - 2000
*Deus Ex: Invisible War - 2003
'''''Fear Effect'' series'''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_Effect Fear Effect'' - 2000
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_Effect_2:_Retro_Helix Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix'' - 2001
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_Effect_Inferno Fear Effect Inferno'' - Cancelled in 2003
'''''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitman_%28series%29 Hitman'' series'''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitman:_Codename_47 Hitman: Codename 47'' - 2000
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitman_2:_Silent_Assassin Hitman 2: Silent Assassin'' - 2002
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitman:_Contracts Hitman: Contracts'' - 2004
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitman:_Blood_Money Hitman: Blood Money'' - 2006
'''''Just Cause'' series'''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just_Cause_%28video_game%29 Just Cause'' - 2006
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just_Cause_2 Just Cause 2'' - 2010
'''''Kane & Lynch'' series'''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kane_%26_Lynch:_Dead_Men Kane & Lynch: Dead Men'' - 2007
'''''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legacy_of_Kain Legacy of Kain'' series'''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_Omen:_Legacy_of_Kain Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain'' - 1996
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legacy_of_Kain:_Soul_Reaver Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver'' - 1999
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legacy_of_Kain:_Soul_Reaver_2 Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2'' - 2001
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_Omen_2:_Legacy_of_Kain Blood Omen 2: Legacy of Kain'' - 2002
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legacy_of_Kain:_Defiance Legacy of Kain: Defiance'' - 2003
'''''Shellshock'' series'''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shellshock:_Nam_%2767 Shellshock: Nam '67'' - 2004
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shellshock_2:_Blood_Trails Shellshock 2: Blood Trails'' - 2009
'''''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thief_%28series%29 Thief'' series'''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thief:_The_Dark_Project Thief: The Dark Project'' - 1998
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thief_II:_The_Metal_Age Thief II: The Metal Age'' - 2000
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thief:_Deadly_Shadows Thief: Deadly Shadows'' - 2004
'''''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomb_Raider_%28series%29 Tomb Raider'' series'''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomb_Raider:_Underworld Tomb Raider: Underworld'' (latest) - 2008

''Licensed Games''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wacky_Races:_Crash_and_Dash Wacky Races: Crash and Dash - 2008''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_Trumps:_Doctor_Who Top Trumps: Doctor Who - 2008''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_Conan:_Hyborian_Adventures Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures - 2008''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman:_Arkham_Asylum Batman: Arkham Asylum - 2009''

*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fighting_Force Fighting Force''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fighting_Force_2 Fighting Force 2''
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Eden Project Eden'' - 2001
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TimeSplitters TimeSplitters'' - 2000
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TimeSplitters_2 TimeSplitters 2'' - 2002
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiplash_%28video_game%29 Whiplash'' - 2003
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Snowblind Project Snowblind'' - 2005
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul_Bubbles Soul Bubbles'' - 2008
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_Lab Monster Lab'' - 2008
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini_Ninjas Mini Ninjas'' - 2009

=== Upcoming games===
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kane_%26_Lynch_2:_Dog_Days Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square_Enix_Europe &] - 2010
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lara_Croft_and_the_Guardian_of_Light Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light'' - 2010
*Deus Ex: Human Revolution - 2011
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thief_4 Thief 4'' - TBA
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitman_5 Hitman 5'' - TBA
*''http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highlander:_The_Game Highlander: The Game'' - TBA
==External links==
*http://corporate.eidos.com/ Eidos plc corporate site
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