The 3rd Birthday is loaded with inside jokes and strangely enough for a Japanese developed video game self-deprecating humor. Dig through the rubble and you can see Square Enix’s offices… or what’s left of them.
Square Enix doesn’t have offices in New York, that’s where The 3rd Birthday takes place. Technically, New York isn’t under siege by stringy creatures either so we can throw realism to the wind. This isn’t the only gaff the developers made about Square Enix. Yoichi Wada, CEO, appears in the PSP game as a business strategy author.