Game Love Triangle: Square-Enix wants Tecmo but Tecmo wants Koei

September 5, 2008 -

Business Week reports that Tecmo, uneasy with the prospect of being acquired by much larger Square Enix, has sought refuge in the arms of fellow small publisher Koei:

When Japanese video game developer Square Enix unveiled its "friendly" offer to buy rival Tecmo last week, analysts and investors applauded. The two companies seemed a natural fit: Square Enix's Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest series had a huge following among diehards in Japan, while Tecmo's Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive fighting games were popular in the U.S. and Europe. To sweeten the deal, Square Enix President Yoichi Wada pledged to preserve the Tecmo brand. He gave Tecmo's management a week to think it over.

At the deadline, Tecmo told Square Enix "thanks, but no thanks," and said it was exploring a merger with Koei. From the report:

Tecmo didn't give a reason for going with Koei. But size appears to have been one issue: Rather than getting swallowed up, Tecmo may have wanted something closer to a marriage of equals...

 

Industry executives say Japan's midsize game developers are prime takeover targets. Many of them have a strong record at home but limited exposure overseas. A suitor with a worldwide network—particularly in the U.S. and Europe—could take a niche Japanese developer stuck in a stagnant market and create a global mainstream franchise.

This one's not over, at least not yet. Square Enix has asked Tecmo to explain how Koei's deal was better for shareholders than its offer and may continue its pursuit of Tecmo.


Comments

Re: Game Love Triangle: Square-Enix wants Tecmo but Tecmo wants

 If this is the case, has travesti anyone considered what's stopping someone from using this app to actually move drugs between hands for reals? travesti i am.

Re: Game Love Triangle: Square-Enix wants Tecmo but Tecmo wants

Thanks good job;

Btw, I think Atari and Midway will drop out too, but mostly travesti because  these guys have done nothing travesti or little and need to start saving costs. and dizi izle

YES.

Now I don't have to get off my ass for the important shit anymore!

Whats next, ordering pizza from Xbox live?

Wait... I think that sounds like a good idea.

But I think voting should MAKE you get off your ass, and see outside or a second while you go vote. I mean, your picking the president of the United States of America for God's Sake... least you can do is drive down there and punch out a card.

Re: Game Love Triangle: Square-Enix wants Tecmo but Tecmo wants

I'm all for freedom of ttnet vitamin speech and allowing rent a car game makers to put whatever they want in games, but there's one thing about this app that has me scratching my head.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but from araç kiralama the previous article araba kiralama on this I gathered that players can use Google maps in-game to find the other (real-life?) dealers in their area.  If this is the case, has travesti anyone considered what's stopping someone from using this app to actually move drugs between hands for reals?

But majority araba kiralama of their outrage araç kiralama stems from what it could DO TO children, not the content itself.  Talk to one of these people and you'll find they don't think any books kiralık araba should be banned from children.  Mention American Psycho and they talk about kiralık araç the redeeming value of using imagination to construct a story.  Reading, no matter what the content, is largely viewed as a consequenceless activity for people of any age.  The reason why I mention American Psycho is because of the content itself.  Gaming never has and likely never will have any scenes where someone has sex with a severed head.  Not gonna happen.  Yet despite this, they'll fight tooth and nail to protect their children from two boys kissing in Bully but whatever they read is harmless... yeah.

The entire arguement is kiralık oto based upon a social normality inflicted by luddites who can't figure out the controls for Halo so it's frightening and terrifying and obviously the cause of youth violence on the rise even though, in reality, it's in decline (which is actually a HUGE suprise given minibüs kiralama the economies status).  In  a perfect world, we would have parents that actually parent.  The idea of sales restrictions on media on oto kiralama any form to accomidate parental unwillingness to get involved with their child's life is the real problem to me.  Here I am, 32 years old, and being held up at a self-scan rent a car needing to show ID before I can buy a $10 M rated game all because Soccer Momthra can't be bothered to look at the crap Billy Genericallystupidson does in his free time.  It's too hard for her, so I have to suffer?

Re: Game Love Triangle: Square-Enix wants Tecmo but Tecmo wants

Would be cool to see that.By the way Do you love Tiffany Rings .Browse Tiffany Ring in Tiffanylife,You can find cheap Tiffany Rings with High quality,Ours including Tiffany wedding rings,cushion ring, x ring and so on .

Re: Game Love Triangle: Square-Enix wants Tecmo but Tecmo wants

gotta love FFVII and VIII.... mixed with Condmened 2 (a mix in my head, kind of sick ne?)

Jesus Jack Jones Thompson told me to do it!

Jesus Jack Jones Thompson loves you, so kill for his amusement so we can get money for the new "People's Temple of Jesus Jack Jones Thompson"

Re: Game Love Triangle: Square-Enix wants Tecmo but Tecmo wants

The consolidation of all these companies makes me worry for the health of the industry and the health of the artform. 

Re: Game Love Triangle: Square-Enix wants Tecmo but Tecmo wants

I can easily see why this can be good for both Tecmo and Koei. As far as Square-Enix is concerned, yes there is the large worrying factor that thier own gaming series may be diluted by the large company. That worry is probably well-founded too (Look at Game-Arts for instance).

Tecmo though has a large U.S fanbase though not a great JAP one. Koei on the other hand has a whopping JAP fanbase while not a massive one here. Tecmo is losing main staff members. Koei seems to have many (well... judging by the amount of games they churn out). Tecmo also has money, money that would allow Koei to try and branch out and try new types of games. Games that thier previous state wouldnt have allowed to be brought over to the EU/US.

I dont agree with Square being a pile of crap-heap though. Im still enoying FF12 and plan on buying FF13 to waste away some time with... That and Warriors Orochi 2... Damm im a warriors whore.

Re: Game Love Triangle: Square-Enix wants Tecmo but Tecmo wants

You people hate SE but think Koei is good! There games are terrible in comparison to some of the things SE has made. Koei is nothing special, they haven't made one truly outstanding game imo.

Its probobly because Koei is more familiar with action than SE.

Re: Game Love Triangle: Square-Enix wants Tecmo but Tecmo wants

If anything, I hope the Dynasty/Samurai Warriors series improves in quality from this. It has so much untapped potential.

Re: Game Love Triangle: Square-Enix wants Tecmo but Tecmo wants

I've got to dissagree with yous.

Square has proven that with it's most recent buy out of Taito has been nothing but a benefit as Taito's games now have worldwise releases and technically by them.

 

The only thing Square could be doing better is giving Square Production Team 4 it's name back Quest.

Re: Game Love Triangle: Square-Enix wants Tecmo but Tecmo wants

Koei is like Temco in its franchises they share the same interests more often than not, I think like devs joining is good, Sqaure is sht now adays..... its the EA of JP RPGs.... over hyped under delivering...

I is fuzzy brained mew =^^=
http://zippydsmlee.wordpress.com/
(in need of a bad overhaul)

 


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Let's renegotiate them.

---

Patreon

Deviantart

Re: Game Love Triangle: Square-Enix wants Tecmo but Tecmo wants

Would be cool to see that.  If Square Enix get both Tecmo and Koei.  A lot of cool thing probably would happen.

 

Dynasty Warriors: Final Fantasy (if you can have gundams, why not have all Final Fantasy characters togethers and have them fight against evil)

Samurai Warriors with Ryu from ninja Gaiden

 

Re: Game Love Triangle: Square-Enix wants Tecmo but Tecmo wants

I definitely understand Techmo's position on the idea.  They want their franchises to stay alive and not be abused like bigger companies like EA and Activision do.  Square Enix has abused a few of their franchises a little bit, but I don't think that was something that they are going to follow through with in current or future games.

Best to play it safe though, merge with Koei, and develope a long term worthwhile partnership.  Most importantly, people are less likely to lose their jobs this way, while merging with a bigger company almost always means many people will lose their jobs at the higher and lower end of the specturm.

Re: Game Love Triangle: Square-Enix wants Tecmo but Tecmo wants

Alil bit? FF is trash now adays!!!!!

I is fuzzy brained mew =^^=
http://zippydsmlee.wordpress.com/
(in need of a bad overhaul)


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Let's renegotiate them.

---

Patreon

Deviantart

Re: Game Love Triangle: Square-Enix wants Tecmo but Tecmo wants

Come now, 12 was alright, and 10 was decent (at least better than 5).  And Squenix are doing right by Kingdom Hearts, which is just fun to play.

 
Forgot your password?
Username :
Password :

Shout box

You're not permitted to post shouts.
Matthew Wilson@zippy there is no way they are going to merge with capcom becouse both companies are not in good shape. sony, Nintendo, and square are the only companies with enough money to pull it off in japan.04/27/2015 - 4:27pm
ZippyDSMleeCutesy name for motherboard. My 300$ mobo fried itself one night...04/27/2015 - 4:23pm
Andrew EisenNo problem. No idea what a mobo is but it's easy to overlook stuff in the Shout box.04/27/2015 - 4:18pm
ZippyDSMleeAndrew Eisen:Ah sorry, last 2-4 days I been dealing with a dead mobo then my new laptop came in trying to get it up to date and stuff transferred over....blag04/27/2015 - 4:16pm
Andrew EisenAlready linked about 10 shouts ago.04/27/2015 - 4:00pm
ZippyDSMleehttp://www.polygon.com/2015/4/27/8503893/konami-delists-itself-from-new-york-stock-exchange This just in Konami and Capcom merge so they can ignore more IP's.04/27/2015 - 3:50pm
E. Zachary KnightNot really. I think people are overly critical of other game projects. Delays should be expected and shouldn't be considered a major failing and worthy of the crap they get.04/27/2015 - 3:09pm
Matthew WilsonI agree that Double Fine gets off way too easy compared to others.04/27/2015 - 2:40pm
PHX Corphttps://twitter.com/Nibellion/status/592762131264733185/photo/1 a Transcript reguarding the Situation at Konami has been found(CEO Went Nuts over mobile and wanted kojima removed from the company)04/27/2015 - 2:25pm
E. Zachary KnightMatthew, delaying games has been amassive point of contention for games that raised a fraction of what Double Fine did.04/27/2015 - 2:14pm
Matthew Wilsonand yes they went way way over budget from what I read.04/27/2015 - 12:33pm
Matthew Wilson@AE if they cancaled it there would be massive outrage, but people tend to be ok with a delayed game.04/27/2015 - 12:32pm
IvresseBleh, can't edit shout on my phone :-/04/27/2015 - 12:32pm
Andrew EisenHell, the Kickstarter itself raised WAY more than DF was asking but I saw no accusations of impropriety.04/27/2015 - 12:31pm
Andrew EisenA little over three years later (two and a half years after the estimated delivery date), the Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter finally delivered the game. Oddly, I never saw anyone accuse Double Fine of scamming or conning anyone.04/27/2015 - 12:30pm
Ivresse@PHX Corp: Not only that, but Konami have just delisted themselves from the NYSE:http://polygon.com/e/826793404/27/2015 - 12:28pm
Matthew Wilsonwhile I felt bad for everyone outside the US who wanted to watch the HOTS finals, the fact it was on espn 2 in prime time is a major major step forward for video games.04/27/2015 - 12:14pm
james_fudgeThanks Papa!04/27/2015 - 10:43am
PHX Corphttp://kotaku.com/its-official-silent-hills-is-cancelled-1700379816# It's Official: Silent Hills Is Cancelled04/27/2015 - 9:48am
Papa MidnightI also hope that legislation holds the individual(s) who initiated the action is criminally liable for any and all harm that may come to persons involved (whether it be the cops or the victim(s)), as well as any property damaged suffered by any party.04/27/2015 - 8:16am
 

Be Heard - Contact Your Politician