Square Enix’s lineup at E3 this year, for the most part, wasn’t Square. The major titles at this year’s showing included Tomb Raider, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and Hitman: Absolution — all properties of Eidos, which Square Enix owns. Final Fantasy XIII-2 was the only title stemming from the firm’s Japanese roots. According to Koji Taguchi, a senior executive officer at Square Enix Holdings, the lack of Japanese titles was “almost humiliating.”
“Because we merged with Eidos and had games like Tomb Raider, Deus and Hitman, we were able to keep face as a company,” said Taguchi on Twitter. “But the decline in Japanese titles was almost humiliating. This has been a week where I worried every day about how we can fix this.”
Square’s Japanese teams are currently busy developing Final Fantasy Versus XIII for PlayStation 3 and Final Fantasy Type-0 for PSP. The pair did not appear at E3.