Ubisoft to Bring Square Enix Games to AU

Australia, November 25, 2007 - Remember that time when it was almost impossible to find a non-Final Fantasy Square RPG or just about any Enix game on Australian shelves? It wasn't that long ago, but now the floodgates have finally opened with Ubisoft announcing that it has entered a distribution agreement with Square Enix Ltd. to bring Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates to Australia & New Zealand. Both titles will be released across all PAL territories in early 2008 exclusively on the Nintendo DS.

CyberSentinel5784d ago (Edited 5784d ago )


Ubisoft is a great developer and publisher.

Let's Hope they have the insight and income to distribute Square/Enix games for the US/European markets as well.

This could be a very profitable arrangement for both companies, with little to no risk. FF $ales are almost guaranteed.

Naruto5784d ago (Edited 5784d ago )

AU=/= US

and square enix always Publish FF in US and EU Themeselves

keywords in the artice:when it was almost impossible to find a non-Final Fantasy Square RPG or just about any Enix game on Australian shelves

Keywords: are non-FF or enix game

Hydrollex5784d ago

it sucks at making games for PS3. They just think about $$$

Double-Edged5784d ago

it sucks when seeing gamers hate on great game devs.

Capcom, Ubisoft, EA

stupid guy, these guys feed your gaming needs.

Hydrollex5783d ago

only for Xbox 360 and PC. They know how to make good games on Ps3 but the damn $$$ doesnt let them. Maybe Microsoft pays them. Why Naughty Dogs made Uncharted so beautiful without any problem ? how about Cod4 ?

greenenvy5783d ago

Ubisoft makes GREAT games.

so what they don't make many games for the playstation 3.....

if you want to play the best ubisoft games, get an xbox360.

after all are 360 owners complaining they won't see metal gear solid from konami?

or that konami is making alot of its games ps3 exclusive, that square-enix is whoring out its main final fantasies to only ps3?

gee, I wonder.....nope!

instead they're talking about how great splinter cell 5 will be....

because its exclusive to their platform, so is certain ubisoft games like dark messiah.....

and they will be best as always on 360, because it just so happens UBISOFT is more of an xbox developer.....

konami, besides castlevania is more of a playstation developer....

so either get both systems or stop the whining already

they will not be porting their games over..........the day SPLINTER CELL (the main games) see the light of day anywhere else is the day METAL GEAR SOLID goes multiplatform......

so maybe never...who knows.

splinter cell is metal gear's competition. certain games compete with eachother, all over the place.

oh and in 2008 I wonder if UBISOFT will reach a deal to bring other RPGs over to the 360.........

greenenvy5783d ago (Edited 5783d ago )

now pick up some more RPGs for us bro, send them to the xbox360 with some kind of agreement........

just like Atlus has been doing, nice work!!!

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Unity Announces Revised Pricing Policy Following Massive Backlash From Developers

Today Unity revealed a rather radical change to the new pricing policy announced a while ago, following the massive backlash from many of its developers and the wider gaming industry.

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Vengeance11384d ago

Too little, too late, you're dead. Trust is gone and not coming back.

MWH3d ago

It's ugly, but I think they deserve a second chance only because they, at least, admitted they took a wrong turn, and they want to straighten things up. unlike for example, Nvidia.

Remember, competition is good for the consumers. we don't want them to go out of business, but to do things fairly.

bunt-custardly3d ago (Edited 3d ago )

It's only a matter of time until something else disagreeable becomes policy. The stage has been set. Stone has been cast. Can't rewind time like you can in their game engine.

savedsynner3d ago

Not sure why the downvotes...probably people who have 0 dev experience(or socialists lol). Competition is essentially for quality products.

KwietStorm_BLM3d ago

Get out of here being logical and level headed on the internet. You can only spread hatred and be obstinate with zero exceptions. Obviously nobody being overly dramatic and critical has ever made a mistake. Otherwise they wouldn't be so quick to place permanent judgement on anyone....

mike32UK3d ago

Absolutely not, they've been proven to be chancers. The only reason they are doing a 180 is because they know the alternative is to keep getting shit for being greedy ultimately leading to their failure as a company

anast3d ago

Corporations need to be treated harshly if you want them to change, of course.

notachance3d ago


Game development is very costly and takes very long time, only a fool decides on the core engine purely because “muh healthy competition” and risk the chance of Unity making another shitty decision down the line and ruining years of work.

babadivad3d ago

They have lost all trust and there's no coming back.

JackBNimble2d ago

Would you give someone a second chance if they walked up to you and kicked you in the nuts?

Why does unity deserve a second chance? They only walked this back because of the backlash, give them a chance and they will only try it again.

MWH7h ago(Edited 7h ago)

@JackBNimble a kick in the nuts is totally different than making a wrong decision, is it not?

my reasoning is not to side with Unity or anything close to that, it's only because we cannot afford having a monopoly in the game engine market. imagine if, for example, Epic is the only company making game engines, fees will go up the roof and quality will go down the gutter, why? because they can. Just look at what NVidia is doing in the GPU market.

If you can see past your emotions, you'll understand.

@KwietStorm_BLM @savedsynner thank God you exist. but to be fair to others, i think most of the commenters here are too young to view and understand things the way adults do.

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savedsynner3d ago

Eh, they are a HUGE game dev engine. Def not dead but massive PR blunder.

ABizzel13d ago (Edited 3d ago )

It’s definitely not too little too late. Companies have been making crazy decisions this entire generation and people have moved right past it.

PS5 Price Hike, XBL Gold doubling in price, Series Price Hike, Games going for $70, etc…. It’s in the news and media for a month or two, then the vast majority of people and gamers don’t care anymore as they move on to the next news topic. Meanwhile, those who games using the Engine are the ones who have to actually do the communicating and work to make sure the solution is fair and balanced for all parties and so they can continue their work. If there is no resolve for all parties after this then there’s no coming back.

What they did do is give Unreal Engine 5 an unneeded advantage over them which was the most ignorant thing they could have done.

Rebel_Scum2d ago

I think you underestimate how long and badly a lot of users on here hold a grudge. They’ve got the sharpest axes.

I agree with your not too little too late sentiment. Everyone makes a bad decision at some point. Let’s see if they can rectify and improve in a way that benefits them, consumers and developers before we start frothing at the mouth.

neomahi3d ago

Sounds familiar doesn't it? Like when Don Mattrick invited everyone to Redmond to unveil a certain console. Phil Spencers been and most definitely his right hand man Executive Fanboy Aaron Greenberg (Head of Marketing - Why would you put a guy like this as your head of marketing, honestly) have been caught in the same thing. Phil Spencer's just as bad and as much of a two-faced about faced liar as Don Mattrick, they just put his under bite more. He's obviously not as stressed because he's packed on a ton of weight sitting as his desk with his feet kicked up playing his Switch and shoving his mouth full cause he's fat now too

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shinoff21834d ago

Pretty much. Any devs future games should not start on unity. They've shown their cards like ms with the original Xbox one reveal.

XiNatsuDragnel4d ago (Edited 4d ago )

Too late you guys just loss so hard imo.