In fact it was because of the Eidos merger they had Tomb Raider, Deus Ex and Hitman to strut around and as a company they were "able to keep face."
"Because we merged with Eidos and had games like Tomb Raider, Deus and Hitman, as a company we were able to keep face," twittered Taguchi-san. He went on to lament that the quality decline in their Japanese produced titles was humiliating for Square.
"But the decline in Japanese titles was almost humiliating. This has been a week where I worried daily about how we can fix this," he went on. Final Fantasy XIII-2 attented E3 2011 this week and is entirely developed in Japan. Eidos is on fire right now with IP.
Do you feel Square Enix was 'propped up' by Eidos at E3 this week?
E3 2011: Square Enix 'saved face' at E3 thanks to Eidos merger
10 June 2011 | By Simon Priest