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Tecmo, Koei Plan To Merge In 2009

Not long after rejecting Square-Enix's friendly buyout proposal, troubled publisher Tecmo has decided to merge with Dynasty Warriors creator, Koei. According to Bloomberg, the merger should go through early next year, and then Koei will reorganize the holding company. Things have been bumpy for Tecmo ever since high-profile designer Tomonobu Itagaki left the company earlier this year.

It seems Tecmo and Koei started talking about this last month, and now this move will hopefully benefit both companies. Square-Enix's Yoichi Wada had this to say on the subject- "Tecmo is a group of excellent creators with a proven track record in the global market, which is a precious human resource of Japan. We, however, cannot be optimistic about the future of this significant resource, given the current circumstances surrounding Tecmo." Koei president Kenji Matsubara said this merger still doesn't put both publishers in the clear, but he did say they "plan to make the most of this merger," and future acquisitions may be possible in the near future. In the ever-growing and ultra-competitive games market, it can be difficult to survive when you don't continually put out big-name titles that sell in all corners of the globe.

But hey, Tecmo and Koei could do some interesting things, provided they don't collapse under the weight of that aforementioned competition. We'll keep an eye on the proceedings to see how the merger plays out, and we'll let you know if anything of interest occurs.

P.S. Sometimes, business news can be boring. Thus, the Tecmo pic with the Japanese hotties for your benefit.

10/1/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (12 posts)

Warukyure [Power User]
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 @ 9:52:07 PM
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Here's hoping they bring back Xing Cai from DW5, and give her and all the other girls (mostly, Nu Wa) from the dynasty warriors skimpier outfits for the next DW game.

(If this offends any females out there, sorry!)

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Kiengo
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 @ 11:01:39 PM

Lol. Dead or Alive: Dynasty Warriors.

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Kiengo
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 @ 11:02:16 PM

Power User? Danggit! You're ranking up on me!

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Warukyure [Power User]
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 6:21:10 PM

To tell you the truth, I don't even know what this status does... or even how I got it...

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 @ 10:39:57 PM
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C'mon bring back the great Dynasty Warriors fighting game(remember the ps1 Dynasty Warriors fighting game, anyone?)

With bouncing boobies and all!

Anyway hope this is a good merge...

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Daedusian
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 @ 11:28:14 PM
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Fhew! Thank god for the pic! Lol, jk.

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Advent Child
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 1:13:21 AM
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Yea I can say the picture makes this story!

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 1:53:00 AM
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Lol sod off!

Leave Square Enix alone.

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 1:58:45 AM
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Oh Koei lol, sorry folks its breakfast time, i just scanned the article, i've never heard of Koei so i dont really care.

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Naga
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 9:35:49 AM
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YES!! Koei ismerging with Tecmo That means No Ninja Gaiden RPGs =D

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 11:05:11 AM
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Oooh, let's see how many Power Users we can get. ;)

...but if anyone tries to get there with useless, silly, spammy posts, it don't COUNT.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, October 03, 2008 @ 8:45:06 AM
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Ben: always appealing to our sensibilities. When I close my eyes that sorta thing (in the pic) is all I see.

Ahem, let me regain my composure. I haven't the slightest idea why SE wanted Tecmo in the first place, they have little in common. It woulda been another mish-mashing of concepts that don't belong together, like Enix's unfortunate influence on Square RPGs.

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