Square Enix Brings an Unrivaled Lineup of Franchises to E3 2010 From Fantastical Worlds and Magical Kingdoms to Seedy Underbellies and a Cyber Renaissance, the Company Delivers the Widest Variety of Games in its History

LOS ANGELES, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today its expansive lineup of games for the 2010 E3 Expo, taking place in Los Angeles from June 15-17. Continuing to diversify its global offerings to meet the needs of consumers worldwide, Square Enix will be showcasing the widest range of games in company history.

Headlining this year's booth will be four of the hottest franchises in the industry from both the SQUARE ENIX and EIDOS® brands. Under SQUARE ENIX, the company delivers the highly anticipated MMORPG experience FINAL FANTASY® XIV, the next installment in the iconic franchise that has sold more than 97 million units worldwide. For handheld platforms are The 3rd Birthday™ and KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, a prequel that will unlock the secrets to the beloved franchise, as well as KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded and FINAL FANTASY: THE 4 HEROES OF LIGHT™ for Nintendo DS™, a charming new adventure by the creators of the FINAL FANTASY III and IV remakes. Under the EIDOS brand will be IO Interactive's KANE & LYNCH 2: DOG DAYS™, reuniting gaming's most notorious criminals in a raw shooter that introduces a new visual experience inspired by documentary film. Additionally, the year's biggest surprise announcement, DEUS EX®: HUMAN REVOLUTION™, the long-awaited next installment, will be showcased for attendees anxious to get a first look at the newly imagined Cyber Renaissance world that will revolutionize the gaming experience – just as the original DEUS EX did a decade ago.

Among the games the company is highlighting at the show, downloadable titles such as LARA CROFT AND THE GUARDIAN OF LIGHT™ for PlayStation®Network and Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and The Tales of Bearsworth Manor™: Puzzling Pages™ and The Tales of Bearsworth Manor: Chaotic Conflicts™ for WiiWare™ continue the pedigree of great franchises in gaming, all while staying true to the Square Enix heritage of providing the best and most immersive experiences in interactive entertainment. The booth will also feature Square Enix's partnerships with North American developers, including FRONT MISSION EVOLVED™, being developed by Double Helix Games™, and DUNGEON SIEGE® 3, being developed by Obsidian Entertainment™ Inc.

"At this year's E3, Square Enix is proud to showcase its extensive and diverse range of games for everyone, everywhere," said John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix, Inc. "With our global network of studios and partnerships with developers around the world, the lineup proves that we are uniquely positioned to lead the interactive entertainment industry with a broad portfolio of market leading franchises, including properties under both SQUARE ENIX and EIDOS."

To experience the latest offerings from Square Enix first hand, visit booth 1647 in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center.

For the latest information on Square Enix at E3, please visit http://na.square-enix.com/events/e310/ .

E3 2010 Lineup


The 3rd Birthday

Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.

Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.

Platforms: PSP system

Genre:  Action RPG

ESRB:  RP (Rating Pending)

Ship Date: TBD



Hideous creatures descend on Manhattan. Ground reports from the squad tasked with containing the pandemonium refer to these life forms as the Twisted. An investigatory team known as the CTI is formed within the year.

The Overdive system emerges as a means of opposition, but only one viable candidate exists – Aya Brea. A gift as she awakens from a lost past on this, the occasion of her third birth.

For more information on The 3rd Birthday, please visit the Square Enix E3 site at: http://na.square-enix.com/events/e310/.

DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION

Developer: Eidos Montreal

Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.

Platforms: PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system/Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft/ Windows® PC

Genre: Action RPG

ESRB:  RP (Rating Pending)

Ship Date: 2011



To save his life, the fundamental choice of whether or not to become augmented with cybernetics has been removed from Adam Jensen's life. Driven by the conviction of never having a choice taken from him again and using his newfound power, his need for answers will unravel the truth behind a conspiracy rooted in the foundation of the world around him as it incites a new revolution.

The official website can be found at http://www.deusex3.com.

DUNGEON SIEGE 3

Developer: Obsidian Entertainment, Inc.

Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.

Platforms: PlayStation 3 system/Xbox 360/Windows PC

Genre: RPG

ESRB:  Not Yet Rated

Ship Date: TBD



Torn asunder, the delicate balance of power between the kingdom of Ehb's powerful factions has fallen apart. As one of the few remaining members of the disgraced protectors of the land, the 10th Legion, it is up to you to rebuild the once great Legion and stop Ehb from falling into darkness. Joined by a group of unique companions, you will travel through the striking land of Ehb, defeating all manner of villains and beasts through a combination of heroic abilities, screen shaking magic and pure cunning.

DUNGEON SIEGE 3 seamlessly blends intuitive action gameplay, a robust RPG system featuring a large selection of abilities, an extensive multiplayer component and the depth of story Square Enix and Obsidian Entertainment are known for creating.

For more information on DUNGEON SIEGE 3, please visit the Square Enix E3 site at: http://na.square-enix.com/events/e310/.

FINAL FANTASY XIV

Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.

Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.

Platforms: PlayStation 3 system/Windows PC

Genre: MMORPG

ESRB:  RP (Rating Pending)

Ship Date: 2010



Take up arms with adventurers from around the globe and embark on an epic journey within the unforgettable realm of Eorzea – the stage for a revolutionary new MMORPG designed to fit the lifestyles of players everywhere, from casual users to the most hardcore gamers.

The official website can be found at http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com.

FINAL FANTASY: THE 4 HEROES OF LIGHT

Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.

Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Genre: RPG

ESRB: E10+ (Everyone 10 and older)

Ship Date: October 5, 2010



FINAL FANTASY: THE 4 HEROES OF LIGHT is a beautifully rendered original adventure brought to you by the acclaimed creators of FINAL FANTASY III and IV on Nintendo DS.  Master all-new combat and game systems and immerse yourself in a charming storybook setting as you take on the roles of Brandt, Jusqua, Yunita and Aire. Though at first they don't always see eye to eye, these four Heroes of Light will embark on a journey full of joyous meetings and sad partings that will build bonds of trust and affection so strong that, in the end, they may even save the world...

The official website can be found at http://www.ff4heroes.com/.

FRONT MISSION EVOLVED

Developer: Double Helix Games

Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.

Platforms: PlayStation 3 system/Xbox 360/Windows PC

Genre: Third-Person Shooter

ESRB: T (Teen)

Ship Date: September 14, 2010



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The tension between two global superpowers – the O.C.U. and the U.C.S. – has coalesced into a cold war. Each watches the other in taut vigilance. Towering far above the Earth's surface, colossal structures called orbital elevators grant both parties unblinking, planet-wide surveillance. Under these simmering conditions, a new enemy emerges to ignite the flames of war and watch as the world burns.

The official website can be found at http://www.frontmissionevolved.com.

KANE & LYNCH 2: DOG DAYS

Developer: IO Interactive

Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.

Platforms: PlayStation 3 system/Xbox 360/Windows PC

Genre: Action

ESRB: M (Mature)

Ship Date: August 24, 2010



Experience 48 hours of hell with two of gaming's most notorious criminals. In KANE & LYNCH 2: DOG DAYS, Kane and Lynch face the consequences when a simple job gone wrong sets off a desperate and frantic struggle to escape the entire Shanghai underworld.  Ground-breaking art direction, relentless action gameplay, and innovative multiplayer redefine the action shooter experience, and position this product as the stand-out shooter of 2010.

The official website can be found at http://www.kaneandlynch.com.

KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep

Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.

Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.

Platforms: PSP system

Genre: Action RPG

ESRB: E 10+ (Everyone 10 and older)

Street Date: September 7, 2010



Long before Sora was chosen by his Keyblade, the worlds' safety lay in the hands of the true Keyblade Masters. Three youths – Terra, Ventus and Aqua – have been training long and hard under Master Eraqus to prove that they, too, exhibit the Mark of Mastery. But they will soon find themselves in the middle of a crisis affecting worlds far beyond their own – just as another Keyblade Master, Xehanort, goes mysteriously missing. Three friends, three destinies. Everything will link back to the beginning.

The official website can be found at http://na.square-enix.com/khbbs.

KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded

Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd./h.a.n.d. Inc.

Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Genre: Action RPG

ESRB: RP (Rating Pending)

Ship Date: TBD



Sora's journey in KINGDOM HEARTS II has drawn to a close, and now a new tale is set to begin.
Jiminy Cricket is looking over the journal he used to document his first adventure with Sora when he discovers a mysterious message. He didn't write it – so how on earth did it get there? King Mickey is determined to find out, so he and his friends decide to digitize the journal and delve into its deepest secrets. Inside this "datascape" dwells a second Sora who is about to embark on a grand adventure of his very own.

For more information on KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded, please visit the Square Enix E3 site at: http://na.square-enix.com/events/e310/.

Downloadable Titles

LARA CROFT AND THE GUARDIAN OF LIGHT

Developer: Crystal Dynamics

Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.

Platforms: PlayStation Network for PlayStation 3 system /Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360/ /Windows PC via STEAM®

Genre: Action/Adventure

ESRB:  T (Teen)

Release Date: Summer 2010



LARA CROFT AND THE GUARDIAN OF LIGHT is the first ever downloadable, co-op action/adventure game featuring Lara Croft. This brand extension incorporates the hallmarks of the Tomb Raider franchise including exploration, discovery, platforming, and puzzle solving. LARA CROFT AND THE GUARDIAN OF LIGHT allows players to experience Lara Croft from an isometric viewpoint, and combines new gameplay features such as character progression, fun fast-paced combat, and elements of cooperation and competition. LARA CROFT AND THE GUARDIAN OF LIGHT will be available to download this summer.

The official website can be found at http://www.laracroftandtheguardianoflight.com/.  

The Tales of Bearsworth Manor: Chaotic Conflicts

Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.

Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.

Platform: Wii

Service: WiiWare

Genre: Action Puzzle

ESRB: E (Everyone)
Release: June 21, 2010



Turn the tide of frantic battles by using the Wii Remote™ to throw animated paper bears into the pages of an unusual picture book. The battle-oriented Chaotic Conflicts will be releasing simultaneously with Puzzling Pages – a parallel game with its own unique tale and stages. Complete both games to uncover an even deeper mystery...

The official website can be found at http://na.square-enix.com/bearsworth/.

The Tales of Bearsworth Manor: Puzzling Pages

Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.

Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.

Platform: Wii

Service: WiiWare

Genre: Action Puzzle

ESRB: E (Everyone)
Release: June 21, 2010



A crumbling mansion is home to a most peculiar picture book. Solve innovative puzzles by using the Wii Remote to throw animated paper bears into the picture book's unusual pages. Delve into the unfolding drama of Pina, the mysterious young girl residing in the mansion.

The official website can be found at http://na.square-enix.com/bearsworth/.

About Square Enix, Inc.

Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S. based wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., a holding company leading Square Enix Group. Square Enix, Inc. publishes and distributes entertainment content under the Square Enix Group's internationally renowned brands such as Square Enix, Eidos and Taito® in the Americas. The Square Enix Group includes a global network of leading development studios located in North America, Europe and Japan. The Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 97 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 54 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and other well-established products and services.

More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://www.square-enix.com.

DRAGON QUEST, FINAL FANTASY, SQUARE ENIX and the SQUARE ENIX logo are registered trademarks of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. in the United States and/or other countries. CHAOTIC CONFLICTS, FRONT MISSION, FRONT MISSION EVOLVED, PUZZLING PAGES, THE 3RD BIRTHDAY, THE 4 HEROES OF LIGHT and THE TALES OF BEARSWORTH MANOR are registered trademarks or trademarks of Square Enix Co., Ltd. DUNGEON SIEGE is a registered trademark of Square Enix Inc. KINGDOM HEARTS © Disney. EIDOS, KANE & LYNCH, KANE & LYNCH 2: DOG DAYS, DEUS EX, DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION, LARA CROFT AND THE GUARDIAN OF LIGHT and TOMB RAIDER are trademarks or registered trademark of Square Enix, Ltd. "Double Helix Games" is a trademark of Backbone Entertainment. TAITO is a registered trademark of Taito Corporation. OBSIDIAN ENTERTAINMENT is a registered trademark of Obsidian Entertainment, Inc. Nintendo DS and Wii are trademarks of Nintendo. Nintendo trademarks used under license. WiiWare is available only through the Wii console. "PlayStation" and "PSP" are registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. iPhone and iPod Touch are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Steam is a registered trademark of Valve Corporation.

SOURCE Square Enix, Inc.



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