Japan Publisher Square Enix has announced the creation of Square Enix London Mobile, a new British branch of the company that will focus on developing “high-quality, free-to-play mobile games”.
According to Gematsu, studio head Ed Perkins said:
“At Square Enix London Mobile, our goal is to move the world through play and in order to do this, we need to grow our team with even more unique voices, varieties of perspectives, and creative energy,”
“We have great games in development, access to Square Enix-owned intellectual properties and relationships with the world’s top entertainment companies, but our people will be the competitive advantage that fuels our success now and in the future.”
They are currently working on developing a mobiles game from the Tomb Raider series, called Tomb Raider Reloaded alongside Crystal Dynamics.
They are also developing a new video game adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender, which is also being co-developed alongside Canadian developer Navigator Games.
“It has been an incredible privilege to partner with Square Enix London Mobile on the creation of a game with such an iconic intellectual propertiy,”
“The Avatar: The Last Airbender universe has so many layers and complex storylines to explore and we look forward to fully unveiling it and sharing it with all the incredibly passionate and loyal Avatar fans in the future.” said Navigator Games CEO Will Moore.
The studio currently looking to hire marketing and production talent.