Square Enix has announced it plans to bring console-quality games to Google's Chrome browser, beginning with IO Interactive's fun action title Mini Ninjas.

Yoichi Wada, chief executive officer of Square Enix Holdings, presented the group's first title, Mini Ninjas, at a Native Client event held at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California to showcase the Square Enix Group's commitment to industry-leading innovation in the browser.

"Gaming in the browser greatly expands the video game market to new consumers, devices and platforms," commented Mr. Wada. "Native Client enables the same consumer experience in the browser as in a native application. With the power of this technology, Square Enix is pushing the boundaries of the browser gaming market to include high quality games in addition to our popular portfolio of casual games."

Mini Ninjas will be entering an open beta in December without any download or installation of game software. It's not a bad game to be kicking off the service with.

Additional titles from Square Enix's group-wide line-up are planned to be made available in the browser within the next year.