— Square Enix Montréal (@SquareEnixMtl) September 10, 2015
Here's a cheeky tweet from the makers of Lara Croft GO, a very good mobile game and successor to Hitman GO. Those games both come from Square Enix Montreal and now share a suffix with the upcoming and completely unrelated mobile game Pokémon GO from Niantic, The Pokémon Company and Nintendo.
The Square folks don't seem upset, judging by the cute what-if image they made above.
I had some fun with that earlier too, tweeting:
If Nintendo's going to start using suffixes from SquareEnix games (Pokemon GO -- Hitman/Lara Croft GO), I look forward to F-Zero: 358/2 Days
— Stephen Totilo (@stephentotilo) September 10, 2015
My joke about future Nintendo games adopting suffixes from Square Enix games got some clever responses/suggestions from folks on Twitter, including:
- Tomodachi Life: Advent Children
- Dr. Mario: Dream Drop Distance
- Animal Crossing: Crisis Core
- Ice Climber: Mankind Divided
- Balloon Fight: All the Bravest
I guess there's a chance for slight brand confusion between the games, but I don't see any of them changing their names. And Square Enix Montreal seems cool with it. They replied to that tweet I made with this: "It's all good. Don't worry!"