Posted tagged ‘Square Enix’

The Lord of Vermilion – new ‘Squenix’ arcade game creates lines in Japan

December 7, 2007

SquareEnixs’ new coin-op game The Lord of Vermilion began it’s testing phase in Japan today and as seen on Game Watch, it’s already a smashing success. A line of peoplelov01.gif eager to play the new game was seen coming out of the arcade where the game is testing and going around the block. We had a post about the Lord of Vermilion a couple of weeks ago with some details on the game and thanks to a link from the Stinger Report we have more pictures of the game in action. I also managed to find a video of the game on youtube. I now wonder how this will pan out overseas – Sega is testing one card based game in the States and if it does well I could imagine seeing other companies taking notice and bringing their card games to venues outside of Japan as well. You can click on the images below to get a better look at the cabinet and the game – I really like the trackball they used, it almost looks like a mystical orb. Pictures via Game Watch.

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(Video posted by Youtube user Demondesign]

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The Lord of Vermilion – new 'Squenix' arcade game creates lines in Japan

December 7, 2007

SquareEnixs’ new coin-op game The Lord of Vermilion began it’s testing phase in Japan today and as seen on Game Watch, it’s already a smashing success. A line of peoplelov01.gif eager to play the new game was seen coming out of the arcade where the game is testing and going around the block. We had a post about the Lord of Vermilion a couple of weeks ago with some details on the game and thanks to a link from the Stinger Report we have more pictures of the game in action. I also managed to find a video of the game on youtube. I now wonder how this will pan out overseas – Sega is testing one card based game in the States and if it does well I could imagine seeing other companies taking notice and bringing their card games to venues outside of Japan as well. You can click on the images below to get a better look at the cabinet and the game – I really like the trackball they used, it almost looks like a mystical orb. Pictures via Game Watch.

lov03.jpg lov05.jpg lovtrack.jpg lov09.jpg lov10.jpg lov11.jpg lov12.jpg lov13.jpg lov21.jpg lov17.jpg

(Video posted by Youtube user Demondesign]

[Official Lord of Vermilion site] [Discuss on the Forum]

Square Enix 1st-half Net Profit up 32% thanks to arcades

November 20, 2007

Software giant Square-Enix has announced that it’s net profit for April-September jumped up 32.5% and it’s not thanks so much to console games but arcade titles. As quoted by an article found on @ JCNNetwork, profit from Square-Enix games such as Final Fantasy XII dropped while it climbed up in arcades:

Despite solid sales of Final Fantasy XII software for Nitendo Co.’s <7974> Nintendo DS portable game machine, operating profit at the game business declined 3.8 pct due to falling software retail prices.

By contrast, the amusement arcade business turned around to a profit of 1,349 million yen from a loss of 328 million yen a year before, due to closures of unprofitable outlets.

Square Enix is another Japanese game company that owns a number of it’s own arcades and due to a plan similar to Capcom in restructuring it’s arcade business, it has turned a profit. Square Enix also has a few coin-op games of it’s own that it has created, including titles like Dragon Quest Swords (arcade) and most recently the popular Eternal Wheel.

[Via The Stinger Report via JCNNetwork] [Discuss on the Forum]