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Square Enix Doubles Down On Game Streaming With New Blacknut Partnership


Blacknut's personalized game streaming service will offer popular
titles from developer/publisher Square Enix as a result of a new

Blacknut and Square Enix today announced a new partnership that will
allow Blacknut to distribute a selection of Square Enix's critically
acclaimed titles through Blacknut's game streaming service.

This partnership will enable users to play mobile games such as Lara
Croft GO, Hitman GO, Deus Ex GO and Hitman Sniper on any of Blacknut's
supported devices, which currently include Amazon Fire TV, Android TV,
PC, Mac, and Linux. Users can expect to see the games launch on the
service over the coming months.

"It's great to see the growing momentum in cloud gaming as companies
like Square Enix begin to support these new distribution initiatives,"
said Olivier Avaro, CEO and founder of Blacknut. "We're big fans of the
titles Square Enix has produced and we're excited to help those titles
reach new audiences."

"We are delighted to partner with Blacknut in sharing our critically
acclaimed, GO trilogy and Hitman Sniper on its streaming service," said
Square Enix Montréal Studio Head, Patrick Naud. "Square Enix absolutely
supports innovative and accessible ways to offer games to a wider
audience and we are excited to include our premium games to the Blacknut

Square Enix is the latest partner to sign on with the game streaming
service, which currently provides access to a professionally hand-picked
catalog of over 120 premium games. Thanks to game streaming technology
users can instantly launch games on the service without having to
download them, saving users device storage space and game discovery
costs. Blacknut offers users unlimited access to the service for a
monthly subscription of €14.99.

About Blacknut:

Blacknut was founded in January of 2016 by Olivier Avaro and is
headquartered in Rennes, with offices in Paris and San Francisco. The
service first launched in France on January 22nd, 2018, for PC, Mac, and
Linux. Blacknut is currently available to users in the UK, France, and
Germany. The company is also quickly deploying throughout the rest of
Europe and North America via major distribution partnerships, including
Smart TV manufacturers and ISPs. To learn more, visit


Square Enix Ltd. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE
ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and
other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix group of companies.
Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development
studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix
group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property
including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 141 million units
worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 76 million units
worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 66 million units worldwide;
and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based,
wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at

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