DRAGON QUEST IX: SENTINELS OF THE STARRY SKIES, Summer 2010 Launch Confirmed on Nintendo DS(TM) in North America, Europe and Australia

TOKYO, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix) announced today that the latest installment of the DRAGON QUEST® series, DRAGON QUEST IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies™, for Nintendo DS™ will be published by Nintendo Co., Ltd. through its subsidiaries in North America, Europe and Australia in the summer of 2010.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030403/SQUARELOGO)

DRAGON QUEST is a role playing game franchise originating from Japan that has shipped over 53 million units worldwide. Since the release of DRAGON QUEST IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies in Japan on July 11, 2009, widespread player acclaim has helped the game achieve record domestic sales for the series with 4.15 million units shipped.

Square Enix is pleased to work in collaboration with Nintendo for the title's release in markets outside Japan to provide the DRAGON QUEST experience to even more customers from around the world.

(Product Details)


Title

DRAGON QUEST IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

Platform

Nintendo DS

Compatible with DS Wireless Play and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection

Genre

Role playing game

Sales regions

North America, Europe and Australia

Release date

Summer 2010 (currently on sale in Japan)

Copyrights

(images with sound)

©2009, 2010 ARMOR PROJECT/BIRD STUDIO/LEVEL-5/SQUARE ENIX All Rights Reserved.

©Koichi Sugiyama

(articles, etc. without sound)

©2009, 2010 ARMOR PROJECT/BIRD STUDIO/LEVEL-5/SQUARE ENIX All Rights Reserved.



(Production Team)


Scenario and game design

Yuji Horii

Character design

Akira Toriyama

Music

Koichi Sugiyama

Development

LEVEL-5 / SQUARE ENIX



About Square Enix Co., Ltd.

Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, develops, publishes and distributes entertainment content including interactive entertainment software and publications in Asia, North America and Europe. Square Enix brings two of Japan's best-selling franchises – FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 92 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST which has sold over 53 million units worldwide – under one roof. Square Enix is one of the most influential providers of digital entertainment content in the world and continues to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation. More information on Square Enix can be found at http://www.square-enix.com/.

Nintendo DS is a trademark of Nintendo. DRAGON QUEST, FINAL FANTASY, SQUARE ENIX and the Square Enix logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. in Japan and/or other countries. Sentinels of the Starry Skies is a trademark or registered trademark of Square Enix Co., Ltd. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE Square Enix Co., Ltd.



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