Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. (株式会社スクウェア・エニックス・ホールディングス) is a Japanese video game developer, video game publisher, and distribution company. It is best known for making role-playing video game franchises, having created well-known titles such as Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross, Dragon Quest, and (with Disney Interactive) Kingdom Hearts.
The original Square Enix was formed as the result of a merger between Square and Enix. The merger occurred on April 1, 2003 with Enix as the surviving company. Since then, Square Enix has also acquired the Taito Corporation and Eidos Interactive, bringing numerous franchises including Space Invaders, Bubble Bobble, and Tomb Raider into the Square Enix fold.
One of Square Enix's flagship characters, Cloud Strife from the Final Fantasy series, appears as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, announced during a Nintendo Direct on November 12th, 2015 as downloadable fighter.
Cloud returns in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as an unlockable character, along with his home stage, Midgar, and the only two musics from Final Fantasy VII.
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