Supreme Commander 2 Announced
SQUARE ENIX, INC. AND GAS POWERED GAMES ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP
Development Begins on Real-time Strategy Game SUPREME COMMANDER 2
London (12th November 2008) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square
Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories
(Square Enix), today announces that Square Enix, Inc., a U.S. sister company
headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and development house Gas Powered
Games Corp., a U.S. company headquartered in Redmond, Washington (Gas Powered
Games) have formed a strategic partnership. With the commencement of this
strategic partnership, development has begun on SUPREME COMMANDER® 2, a sequel
to the award-winning real-time strategy series.
This strategic partnership represents one of the first steps Square Enix Co.,
Ltd., a sister company of Square Enix headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and its
affiliates (collectively, Square Enix Group) are taking towards their goal of
increasing western development efforts aimed for the global markets. Square Enix
Group has previously worked exclusively with Japanese development companies, so
the decision to form strategic partnerships with developers located outside of
Japan serves as a new cornerstone of its strategy to create games targeted
primarily at consumers in Europe and North America. Additionally, Square Enix
Group’s foray into the real-time strategy genre is a significant expansion of
its product lineup, largely known for its leadership role in the genre of
“We see great opportunities in European and North American markets, both of
which are expected to be maintaining sustainable growth over these coming
years,” said Yoichi Wada, president and representative director of Square Enix
Co., Ltd. “Therefore, it is crucial we create alliances with proven developers
such as Gas Powered Games in order to serve these significant markets better by
providing products and services in tune with customer tastes.”
“Gas Powered Games is an accomplished development house that has demonstrated
its ability to successfully create and develop intellectual properties,” said
John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix and Square
Enix, Inc.. “We are extremely excited to begin working with Gas Powered Games’
talented personnel and see this strategic partnership as a significant step in
our efforts to bring Square Enix titles to a broader global audience.”
Creator of hit titles such as Dungeon Siege®, and Supreme Commander, Gas Powered
Games® was founded in 1998 by one of the game industry’s most imaginative and
dynamic visionaries Chris Taylor, who serves as chief executive officer. "It is
truly a great honour to join forces with as renowned a developer and publisher
as Square Enix, Inc." said Taylor: "Everyone at Gas Powered Games is thrilled
about this collaboration, and the results will surely delight video game fans
around the world.”
Details on SUPREME COMMANDER 2 including gameplay features, platform(s) and
release date will be available at a later time.
About Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix
Holdings Co., Ltd., with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, develops, publishes and
distributes entertainment content including interactive entertainment software
and publications in Asia, North America and Europe. Square Enix brings two of
Japan's best-selling franchises – FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 85 million
units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 46 million units
worldwide – under one roof. Square Enix is one of the most influential providers
of digital entertainment content in the world and continues to push the
boundaries of creativity and innovation.
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
with offices in Los Angeles, California. It handles operations in North America,
including development, localization, marketing and publishing of Square Enix
About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
with offices in London, Square Enix Ltd. handles operations in Europe and other
PAL territories including sales, marketing and publishing of Square Enix titles.
More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found on the Internet at
About Gas Powered Games
Gas Powered Games (GPG) was founded in May 1998 by acclaimed game designer and
industry visionary, Chris Taylor. The founding principle for GPG was to create
immersive AAA games that push the boundaries of interactive entertainment. GPG
is known for its popular Dungeon Siege and Supreme Commander franchises, plus
the upcoming Demigod™. GPG is located in Redmond, Washington. For more
information, visit www.gaspowered.com.
DRAGON QUEST, FINAL FANTASY, SQUARE ENIX and the SQUARE ENIX logo are registered
trademarks of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. in United Kingdom and/or other
countries. SUPREME COMMANDER is a registered trademark of Square Enix, Inc. in
the United States and/or other countries. DEMIGOD, DUNGEON SIEGE, GAS POWERED
GAMES and the GAS POWERED GAMES logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Gas Powered Games Corp. in the United States and/or other countries. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Square Enix Limited is a company registered in England & Wales under the number
3679704 whose registered office is Castle House, 37-45 Paul Street, London EC2A