Square Enix, Inc. Partners With Amp'd Mobile for the Exclusive Debut of DIRGE of CERBERUS: LOST EPISODE -FINAL FANTASY VII- - Partnership Gives Amp'd Mobile Limited Exclusivity on Highly Anticipated

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    LOS ANGELES, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Square Enix, Inc. the publisher of
 Square Enix(TM) interactive products in North America, and Amp'd Mobile,
 the first fully integrated mobile entertainment company, today announced
 the debut of DIRGE of CERBERUS(TM): LOST EPISODE(TM) -FINAL FANTASY VII-.
 Japan's leading 3D mobile game will be available exclusively on Amp'd
 mobile handsets Summer 2006. The game will be available for download at
 Amp'd (www.get.ampd.com).
     (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030403/SQUARELOGO)
     DIRGE of CERBERUS: LOST EPISODE -FINAL FANTASY VII- tells the story
 three years after Meteorfall, where the original FINAL FANTASY VII ended,
 with Vincent Valentine struggling to save the world from the evil
 Deepground Soldiers, a mysterious army of bloodthirsty soldiers. This
 action/role-playing game will take advantage of all mobile gaming has to
 offer, allowing players to explore a sprawling world in Battlefield mode,
 and battle the Deepground Soldiers in FPS battle mode. Familiar features
 from FFVII, such as materia and limit break attacks, can also be utilized
 by Vincent to smash his foes.
     The title will initially release a single player mode, with a
 multiplayer function launching at a later date. While more details have yet
 to be announced, the multiplayer mode will offer online head-to-head action
 with other Amp'd Mobile players. All of this takes place over the mobile
 network.
     "Launching DIRGE of CERBERUS: LOST EPISODE -FINAL FANTASY VII- with
 Amp'd mobile is extremely exciting," said Daishiro Okada, President and
 COO, Square Enix, Inc., "Amp'd Mobile's focus on the youth market and their
 powerful 3G network make them a great partner for continuing the legacy of
 FINAL FANTASY VII."
     "We met with Square Enix at last year's QUALCOMM BREW conference and
 immediately targeted this title as an exclusive on Amp'd," said Seth
 Cummings, Senior Vice President, Content, Amp'd Mobile. "We're excited to
 announce deployment of FINAL FANTASY on Amp'd one year later. Our
 commitment to deploying only best-of-breed titles is exemplified by our
 partnership with Square Enix and we look forward to collaborating on future
 deployments."
     "DIRGE OF CERBERUS is an amazing BREW 3D title that has raised the bar
 as far as what's possible on a mobile device and a high-speed network",
 said Mike Yuen, senior director, gaming group, QUALCOMM Internet Services.
 "Combining Square Enix's phenomenally successful FINAL FANTASY franchise
 with Amp'd Mobile's launch marketing savvy will be a showcase of what 3D
 gaming and 3G networks are all about."
     DIRGE of CERBERUS: LOST EPISODE -FINAL FANTASY VII- was developed by a
 Square Enix, Inc. team led by Kosei Ito, in partnership with Ideaworks 3D.
 Ito, along with Alex Caccia, COO and general manager of Ideaworks3D, will
 delve deeper into the collaborative development of the title at the BREW
 2006 Conference, leading a session entitled "DIRGE of CERBERUS:
     LOST EPISODE -FINAL FANTASY VII-" at BREW on Thursday, June 1 from 1:30
 - 2:30 p.m. BREW 2006 is taking place May 31-June 2 at the Manchester Grand
 Hyatt in San Diego.
     The BREW solution drives the discovery and delivery of data services.
 BREW subscribers benefit from several offerings, which include: uiOne(TM)
 for rich, integrated and dynamic user experiences with fast access to high
 revenue services on wireless devices; deliveryOne(TM) for differentiated
 and tightly integrated, operator-managed support and delivery of advanced
 wireless data content and services; and marketOne(TM) for a
 quick-to-market, hosted, scalable content delivery service that includes
 media titles, flexible management and monetization, content provider
 settlement and business intelligence services. QUALCOMM offers this
 comprehensive set of BREW offerings to meet the needs of companies
 delivering mobile products and services around the world.
     Gamers can also look forward to the original PlayStation(R)2 computer
 entertainment system game, DIRGE of CERBERUS -FINAL FANTASY VII- on August
 22, 2006. Part of Square Enix's Polymorphic Content strategy, DIRGE of
 CERBERUS is Square Enix's first gun-action game. This release arrives with
 several new features tailored for the North American market including new
 missions and special content.
     About Square Enix Co., Ltd. and Square Enix, Inc.
     With headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix)
 develops, publishes and distributes entertainment content including
 interactive entertainment software and publications in Japan, North
 America, Europe and Asia. Square Enix brings two of Japan's best-selling
 franchises -- FINAL FANTASY(R), which has sold over 68 million units
 worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST(R), which has sold over 40 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, CA and Seattle, WA. 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/na.
     About Amp'd Mobile
     Amp'd Mobile is the first integrated mobile entertainment company for
 youth, young professionals and early adopters, and the only 3G carrier in
 the US specifically targeting that demographic. By leveraging the power of
 broadband wireless (EVDO), Amp'd Mobile offers traditional services such as
 voice and text within a completely fresh user interface designed
 specifically for the "mobile graduate" and third-generation (3G)
 technology. With a myriad of customizable options to meet each person's
 individual needs, as well as strategic alliances with top entertainment
 properties, such as MTVN and Universal Music Group, Amp'd Mobile brings a
 more relevant, personal experience to the wireless lifestyle with unique
 music, video, community, entertainment, sports and gaming offerings divided
 into various channels for quick and easy access. Amp'd Mobile is offered
 nationwide and more information can be found at www.ampd.com.
     DIRGE OF CERBERUS, DRAGON QUEST, FINAL FANTASY, LOST EPISODE, 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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