Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and The Tower of Mirrors to Ship to North American Retailers on February 26

The Newest Entry in the Timeless Franchise Takes Video Gaming to a New

Level of Fun and Interaction



Dec 10, 2007, 00:00 ET from Square Enix, Inc.

    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Square Enix, Inc., the publisher
 of Square Enix(TM) interactive entertainment products in North America,
 announced today that DRAGON QUEST(R) SWORDS: The Masked Queen and the Tower
 of Mirrors(TM), the newest entry in the renowned franchise, is set to slice
 its way to North American retailers on February 26, 2008.
 
     (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071210/LAM018LOGO)
 
     Developed exclusively for the Wii, DRAGON QUEST SWORDS:
 
     The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors fully utilizes the
 motion-sensing capabilities of the Wii Remote(TM) to place a mighty blade,
 protective shield and special attacks all in the palm of your hand. The
 latest installment of the premiere RPG franchise that has shipped over 43
 million units worldwide brings the colorful world of DRAGON QUEST to life,
 enhancing your action-adventure experience with added levels of fun and
 interaction.
 
     Story
 
     Five years have passed since the defeat of the Deathbringer, and the
 kingdom of Avalonia joyously celebrates what seems to be an everlasting era
 of peace. However, a closer look reveals that things are amiss. Calamity
 arises within the kingdom, as unfamiliar and powerful monsters invade the
 outskirts of town. With the Deathbringer gone, what explanation is there
 for the onset of these monsters? And what of the queen, who has come to
 hide her face behind a strange mask? Make your way through the perilous
 journey, solve the baffling mysteries and return order to Avalonia.
 
 
Features -- Delve into an unforgettable gaming experience, created by the "big three" -- a team comprised of series creator Yuji Horii, legendary manga artist Akira Toriyama and renowned composer Koichi Sugiyama. -- Show off your swordsmanship, block enemy attacks, and use special skills, all through the simple and intuitive use of the Wii Remote! -- Combine materials to personalize your sword, allowing you to engage in battles unique to your customized abilities and powers. -- Experience an epic adventure in the world of DRAGON QUEST, rendered through stunning visuals and a powerful soundtrack delivered by famed game music composers Manami Matsumae and Koichi Sugiyama. -- Take on the challenges presented by all-new features for the North American release, including a "Payback Mode" and four hidden bosses! DRAGON QUEST SWORDS: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors is rated T (Teen). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at http://www.esrb.com for more information about ratings. DRAGON QUEST SWORDS: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors will be available at North American retailers for the suggested retail price of $49.99(USD). 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(R), which has sold over 75 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST, which has sold over 43 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 SWORDS, FINAL FANTASY, THE MASKED QUEEN AND THE TOWER OF MIRRORS, SQUARE ENIX and the SQUARE ENIX logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Square Enix Co., Ltd., in the United States and/or other countries. Wii is a trademark of Nintendo.
Contact: Sonia Im/Amelia Cantlay Ogilvy Public Relations Square Enix, Inc. for Square Enix, Inc. 310.846.0400 Monica Bouldin pr@square-enix-usa.com 310.248.6114 monica.bouldin@ogilvypr.com

SOURCE Square Enix, Inc.
    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Square Enix, Inc., the publisher
 of Square Enix(TM) interactive entertainment products in North America,
 announced today that DRAGON QUEST(R) SWORDS: The Masked Queen and the Tower
 of Mirrors(TM), the newest entry in the renowned franchise, is set to slice
 its way to North American retailers on February 26, 2008.
 
     (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071210/LAM018LOGO)
 
     Developed exclusively for the Wii, DRAGON QUEST SWORDS:
 
     The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors fully utilizes the
 motion-sensing capabilities of the Wii Remote(TM) to place a mighty blade,
 protective shield and special attacks all in the palm of your hand. The
 latest installment of the premiere RPG franchise that has shipped over 43
 million units worldwide brings the colorful world of DRAGON QUEST to life,
 enhancing your action-adventure experience with added levels of fun and
 interaction.
 
     Story
 
     Five years have passed since the defeat of the Deathbringer, and the
 kingdom of Avalonia joyously celebrates what seems to be an everlasting era
 of peace. However, a closer look reveals that things are amiss. Calamity
 arises within the kingdom, as unfamiliar and powerful monsters invade the
 outskirts of town. With the Deathbringer gone, what explanation is there
 for the onset of these monsters? And what of the queen, who has come to
 hide her face behind a strange mask? Make your way through the perilous
 journey, solve the baffling mysteries and return order to Avalonia.
 
 
Features -- Delve into an unforgettable gaming experience, created by the "big three" -- a team comprised of series creator Yuji Horii, legendary manga artist Akira Toriyama and renowned composer Koichi Sugiyama. -- Show off your swordsmanship, block enemy attacks, and use special skills, all through the simple and intuitive use of the Wii Remote! -- Combine materials to personalize your sword, allowing you to engage in battles unique to your customized abilities and powers. -- Experience an epic adventure in the world of DRAGON QUEST, rendered through stunning visuals and a powerful soundtrack delivered by famed game music composers Manami Matsumae and Koichi Sugiyama. -- Take on the challenges presented by all-new features for the North American release, including a "Payback Mode" and four hidden bosses! DRAGON QUEST SWORDS: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors is rated T (Teen). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at http://www.esrb.com for more information about ratings. DRAGON QUEST SWORDS: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors will be available at North American retailers for the suggested retail price of $49.99(USD). 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(R), which has sold over 75 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST, which has sold over 43 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 SWORDS, FINAL FANTASY, THE MASKED QUEEN AND THE TOWER OF MIRRORS, SQUARE ENIX and the SQUARE ENIX logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Square Enix Co., Ltd., in the United States and/or other countries. Wii is a trademark of Nintendo.
Contact: Sonia Im/Amelia Cantlay Ogilvy Public Relations Square Enix, Inc. for Square Enix, Inc. 310.846.0400 Monica Bouldin pr@square-enix-usa.com 310.248.6114 monica.bouldin@ogilvypr.com SOURCE Square Enix, Inc.