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Square Enix support for Tomb Raider comes “straight from the top”

Friday, 8th June 2012 04:45 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Crystal Dynamics gets nothing but love from its Japanese publishing overlord, Square Enix.

“We received a mandate, straight from the top to make this game special,” executive producer Ron Rosenberg told GiantBomb.

“From [Square Enix CEO Yoichi] Wada-san, [Square Enix Europe CEO] Phil Rogers. They came to us and said ‘make the greatest Tomb Raider you can make’ and that’s where we kicked things off.”

Rosenberg said Square Enix is pretty keen on the game.

“It’s been fantastic, to be frank. From the very top, Wada-san is super supportive of our game,” he said.

“We’ve also had the chance to do some collaborations. The trailer that we released last year was done by Visual Works,” he said, referring to the E3 2011 cinematic built by Square Enix Tokyo cinematics arm, which also worked on Hitman: Absolution and Deus Ex: Human Evolution trailers.

“We’re also doing some audio collaborations with Square Enix Japan. It’s just been fabulous to have those resources, and all those people at our back helping us.”

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  1. Da Man

    But of course, why on Earth would a decadent publisher with nothing but constantly delayed rehashes not support something like this..

    Just don’t ruin Eidos with your spiky haired heroes and phallic swords now.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Zana

    We’re not going anywhere with stupid comments like this.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Da Man

    http://www.vg247.com/2011/11/21/tales-development-studio-to-be-dissolved/#comment-339706

    Tell me about it.

    They’ve bought themselves one of the leading european publishers and an amazing IP, what’s left at Squenix is a rehash of a teenage romance with phallic swords and a tech demo of a battle with Bahamut.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Sini

    Looking at dehr, just cause2, tomb raider and hitman, squreenix is the best thing that happened to eidos.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Da Man

    It’s their cash which is the best thing that happened to Eidos.

    Now they no longer have to rush anything purely to satisfy greedy investors, Squenix is a massive cash cow.

    #5 2 years ago