Square Enix Allies DRAGON QUEST and IVALICE For North America Two Blockbuster Franchises Contain Four Exciting Titles Spanning Three

Different Platforms



    LOS ANGELES, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of
 Square Enix(TM) interactive entertainment products in North America,
 announced today that it is bringing the next installments in the vaunted
 DRAGON QUEST(R) franchise and the all-new IVALICE ALLIANCE(TM) to North
 America. This exciting announcement brings forth four new titles that are
 set to revolutionize the way that players experience video gaming on the
 Nintendo DS(TM), Wii(TM) and the PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system in
 the coming year.
     Having sold more than 41 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST is the
 premiere RPG franchise that has captivated audiences around the world for
 more than 20 years. Combining ingenious gameplay elements from series
 creator Yuji Horii, character designs from famed artist Akira Toriyama and
 music from renowned composer Koichi Sugiyama, the "golden trio" of game
 designers has delivered a timeless franchise that continues to reinvent
 itself in new and exciting ways. For 2007 and 2008 Square Enix will expand
 the franchise with the release of DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS -Joker(TM), an
 addictive handheld monster collection RPG, and DRAGON QUEST SWORDS: The
 Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors(TM), an intuitive action RPG for the
 Wii home video game system.
     Ten years after FINAL FANTASY TACTICS(R) gave birth to the world of
 Ivalice, Square Enix introduces IVALICE ALLIANCE, a cachet of titles set in
 the fantastical game world that serves as the backdrop for classic titles
 such as FINAL FANTASY TACTICS, FINAL FANTASY TACTICS Advance and FINAL
 FANTASY(R) XII. Comprised of two unique titles for North America thus far,
 the IVALICE ALLIANCE seeks to offer a diverse collection of titles for a
 multitude of platforms. Discover a new Ivalice with every addition to the
 alliance, each crafted by a development team with a unique vision.
     DRAGON QUEST
 
     DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS - Joker
     Platform: Nintendo DS
     ESRB Rating: Not Yet Rated
     Release Date: Q4 2007
     DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS - Joker is the latest installment in the
 venerable RPG franchise that has sold more than 41 million units worldwide.
 Developed exclusively for the Nintendo DS and arriving in North America in
 Q4 2007, players assume the role of a monster hunter as they capture, train
 and breed a powerful army from more than 200 classic DRAGON QUEST creatures
 in order to become the world's greatest monster trainer. Already achieving
 sales of more than 1 million units in Japan, DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS - Joker
 is a breakout title that combines the depth of a classic DRAGON QUEST RPG
 with the addictiveness of a monster catching adventure.
     DRAGON QUEST SWORDS: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors
     Platform: Wii
     ESRB Rating: Not Yet Rated
     Release Date: TBA
     Developed from the ground up to take advantage of the Nintendo Wii and
 its motion sensing technology, the worldwide phenomenon that has captivated
 more than 41 million players across the world slashes its way onto
 Nintendo's next- generation platform in 2008 in the form of DRAGON QUEST
 SWORDS: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors. This exclusive title
 utilizes the Wii's motion sensing controls as players use the Wii remote to
 slash, parry and slice their way through a land filled with trademark
 DRAGON QUEST foes. Developed with both longtime fans and casual audiences
 in mind, DRAGON QUEST SWORDS: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors is
 poised to take video gaming to an entirely new level of fun and
 interaction.
     IVALICE ALLIANCE
 
     FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: The War of the Lions
     Platform: PSP system
     ESRB Rating: Not Yet Rated
     Release Date: October 2007
     Originally released in 1997, FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: The War of the
 Lions is a portable update on the classic turn-based strategy game that
 gave birth to the world of Ivalice. In development exclusively for the PSP
 system, FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: The Lion War features PSP system exclusive
 content not found on the original classic including all-new CG sequences,
 all-new jobs, new 16:9 widescreen presentation, new head-to-head
 multiplayer and new storyline elements that refine the genesis of the
 IVALICE ALLIANCE. FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: The War of the Lions will be
 released simultaneously in North American and European territories.
     FINAL FANTASY XII REVENANT WINGS(TM)
     Platform: Nintendo DS
     ESRB Rating: Not Yet Rated
     Release Date: Coming this Winter
     Continuing the story of the beloved classic that captivated more than 5
 million players around the world, FINAL FANTASY XII REVENANT WINGS
 progresses the tale that won numerous accolades from the industry's top
 publications. Developed exclusively for the Nintendo DS, FINAL FANTASY XII
 REVENANT WINGS is a sophisticated experience that commands full use of the
 Nintendo DS functionality. Featuring full Touch Screen functionality, FINAL
 FANTASY XII REVENANT WINGS allows players to control massive armies,
 utilize special moves and activate Gambits, all with the use of the stylus.
 The world of Ivalice comes alive through the classic musical composition of
 Hitoshi Sakimoto and the direction of Motomu Toriyama, the director of
 FINAL FANTASY X-2 and the upcoming FINAL FANTASY XIII.
     About Square Enix Co., Ltd. and Square Enix, Inc.
     Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix), 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 75 million units worldwide, and DRAGON
 QUEST, which has sold over 41 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.
     Square Enix, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Co., Ltd.
 with offices in Los Angeles, California and Seattle, Washington. It handles
 operations in North America, including development, localization,
 marketing, and publishing of Square Enix titles. More information on Square
 Enix can be found on the Internet at http://www.square-enix.com.
     DRAGON QUEST, DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS - JOKER, DRAGON QUEST SWORDS, FINAL
 FANTASY, FINAL FANTASY TACTICS, IVALICE ALLIANCE, THE MASKED QUEEN AND THE
 TOWER OF MIRRORS, REVENANT WINGS, SQUARE ENIX and the Square Enix logo are
 trademarks or registered trademarks 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, Inc.

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