Square Enix seems to have had a “humiliating” E3 presence this year. The publisher itself even admitted to it during one of its remarks in 140 characters or less.
“The decline in Japanese titles was almost humiliating. This has been a week where I worried daily about how we can fix this,” tweeted senior executive officer at Square Enix Holdings Koji Taguchi. The company’s Japanese games where alarmingly absent, except for Final Fantasy XIII-2. However, that was only the second portion of Taguchi’s tweet.
“Because we merged with Eidos and had games like Tomb Raider, Deus and Hitman, as a company we were able to keep face,” read the initial sentence. And indeed, Tomb Raider, Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Hitman: Absolution did in fact have a great response on the show floor.
With the latter three coming from Eidos’ side of the company, Square Enix has to ramp up its Japanese lineup unless it’s looking to flush another ¥12 billion down the drain.