Square Enixâ??s march for Western content continues with WW2 signing

Square Enixâ??s march for Western content continues with WW2 signing
Michael French

By Michael French

April 17th 2009 at 9:40AM

Japanese publisher picks up game developed by Wargaming.net

Many might be expecting to find out what the firm will do with Eidos and its studios once last month’s acquisition goes through, but in the meantime Square Enix is still looking to sign up more Western content.

It’s latest effort is a swoop for Wargaming.net’s WW2 RTS Order or War.

The new IP PC game is a ‘masssive scale’ strategy title that puts players in control of an army – most importantly, it will be the first non-Japanese made game the firm releases when it arrives towards the end of 2009.

John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix’s Euro and US operations, commented: “Order of War offers Square Enix an exciting opportunity to enter this hugely popular genre, and is a strong proposition for our first western developed release. With its cinematic intensity, hugely realistic battles and historical accuracy, the game looks set to whet the appetite of any war gaming fan.”

Victor Kislyi, CEO of developer Wargaming.net says, "We are really glad that this immense title will be released by Square Enix – one of the largest and most successful publishers in the world."