Back in the N64 days, Nintendo and Square-Enix (Squaresoft at the time) didn't have any relationship. Their support for one another fell apart when Square-Enix moved over to the Sony side of things to work on the Playstation. This soured Nintendo on Square-Enix, and the two simply stopped working together in any capacity.
We wouldn't see the two companies reconcile until the early 2000s, thanks to Square-Enix interest in the GBA, which eventually paved the way for Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles on the GameCube. Ever wonder just what happened between the two companies in order to form a working relationship again? Some new insight has been shared from someone who's definitely in the know.
Former Square-Enix president Yoichi Wada has penned a blog post that details the steps that took place in the early 2000s to get Nintendo and Square-Enix back to a good spot. You can see the fan translation of that information below.
Very interesting blog post by former Square Enix president Yōichi Wada on the relationship between Square and Nintendo in the early 2000s and the role played by Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles in this case.— VGDensetsu (@VGDensetsu) August 30, 2020
A brief summary:https://t.co/z0ISBLBhrG pic.twitter.com/qdXeciUhxQ
Thanks to Rockyeahh for the heads up!