E3 2009 News

Square cuts back on E3 plans due to Swine Flu

It has been confirmed today that Square Enix is the latest Japanese publisher to cut back on its E3 plans due to the outbreak of Swine Flu, telling Gamesindustry.biz that it will only send out a selected few of its team to the Los Angeles-based event.

“A limited number of executives/employees from Square Enix’s headquarters in Japan will be attending E3 this year, given the recent worldwide spread of H1N1 flu,” the firm said in a statement.

This puts Swine Flu to blame for three publishers trimming down their E3 plans, with Capcom and Koei both following similar measures. It’s likely that we’ll hear more news on the topic within in the next few days.

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