Square, EA form joint venture; 4 titles coming to the U.S.

Xenogears, Brave Fencer Musashiden, Bushide Blade 2, and Parasitive Eve confirmed

In a development that's quickly sending shockwaves throughout the video game industry, two gaming giants, Square and Electronic Arts, have formed a joint venture, giving American gamers more Square games and Japanese gamers more Electronic Arts games.

Square Electronic Arts will be based in Costa Mesa California. According to Chris Carleton of Electronic Arts, Square Electrnonic Arts will be in charge of all localization of Square games to America. Square EA will hold exclusive publishing rights to all titles made by Square.

With the announcement of the merger has come confirmation of four highly awaited Square titles being brought to the U.S. Parasite Eve, Xenogears, Bushido Blade 2, and Brave Fencer Musashiden are all on their way to the U.S. in 1998.

RPGamer will continue to cover this breaking event as more details are unveiled.

Sources: 4.27.98 press release
    Chris Carleton, Electronic Arts Public Relations

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