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Square signs distribution deal with Ubisoft

Final Fantasy publisher to handle Ubisoft's games in Japan

Square Enix has announced that it has concluded a deal with Ubisoft Japan that will see it exclusively distribute the French publisher's titles in Japan.

It follows Square's move into third-party publishing last year, and their handling of WiiWare title LostWinds - the first time the company published an overseas-produced game.

"The global videogame market is expected to maintain sustainable growth thanks to geographical expansion and diversification of customer base," said Yoichi Wada, president of Square Enix. "By partnering with the Ubisoft Group having 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."

A company statement added that details on the specific titles to come under this agreement would be disclosed at a later date.

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