Square Enix and Ubisoft Japan have announced that the two companies will be working together. Starting in April 2009, Square Enix will be the exclusive distributor for Ubisoft's titles within Japan.
"The global video game market is expected to maintain sustainable growth thanks to geographical expansion and diversification of customer base," said Yoichi Wada, president and representative director of Square Enix. "By partnering with the Ubisoft Group having (sic) a number of highly acclaimed titles, we can now work to provide high-quality overseas-produced games to Japan, thus invigorating the Japanese game market while strengthening our presence as a global leader in the video game industry."
Square Enix began publishing other companies' titles in Europe in 2008, and published its first title that was developed overseas, LostWinds, in Japan in December of 2008. The two companies plan to announce which games will be part of this agreement at a later date.