Square-Enix loves the Nintendo handhelds.
Square Enix to Showcase All Encompassing Line-Up at E3 2006
- Entertainment Experiences to be Unveiled for All Platforms -
LOS ANGELES, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of
Square Enix(TM) interactive entertainment products in North America, will
have on display entertainment experiences for all platforms at this year's
Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) to be held May 10-12 at the Los Angeles
Convention Center in South Hall, Booth #746. Square Enix will hold a
preview event and reveal special product announcements during its press
briefing on Monday, May 8.
"E3 attendees will be immersed in Square Enix's most diverse line-up ever,"
said Daishiro Okada, President and COO, Square Enix, Inc. "We're evolving
and growing, extending the Square Enix brand beyond video games to a variety
of entertainment vehicles and a broader consumer base bridging the
generation and gender gap. Our goal is to provide consumers with the most
engaging and immersive entertainment experiences possible and we hope to
give attendees at E3 a taste of what's to come."
Following is a partial list of entertainment products Square Enix will have
The classic FINAL FANTASY games that premiered on the Super Nintendo(R)
Entertainment System are now making their way to the Game Boy Advance! Hot
on the heels of FINAL FANTASY IV ADVANCE (now available in stores), FINAL
FANTASY V ADVANCE and FINAL FANTASY VI ADVANCE will soon be available to
handheld gamers. However, these titles are more than simple ports -- every
aspect of the games has been reviewed and enhanced. Additionally, a host of
brand-new elements have been seamlessly merged with the original games,
providing unexpected surprises for longtime fans. With new dungeons, new
job classes, and other exciting features, both old-school players and
newcomers can enjoy these genre-defining FINAL FANTASY titles in a portable
The magic of the FINAL FANTASY classics is returning to gamers' hands -- and
soon the wait will be over.
FINAL FANTASY V ADVANCE & FINAL FANTASY VI ADVANCE will both be released
2006. These titles have not yet been rated by the ESRB.
In ages past, an island called Illusia floated at the center of the world.
At the heart of the island towered an ancient, enormous tree that stretched
up to the very heavens. For ages past, chaos and sorrow had engulfed the
world until at last its salvation appeared in the form of a boy, a girl, and
a holy sword. Time flowed on and peace returned. The sword and the tree
remained, and they soon came to be known as the Sword of Mana and the Mana
Tree. Followers of the Mana Tree returned to Illusia as the world started
slowly but surely down the path to recovery.
More Magic with the Eight Spirits
The eight elemental spirits are a staple of the Mana series. These powerful
allies aid you with healing and special status effects. They can also
unleash fearsome magic upon your foes.
Cooperative or Competitive Gameplay for Up to Four Players
The greatest innovation of this installment of the Mana series is allowing
four players to advance the story and solve quests together while
maintaining the feel of an action RPG. Players' actions affect each other
in a gameplay experience completely unlike previous action RPGS!
Children of Mana(TM) will be released 2006. This title has not yet been
rated by the ESRB.
The latest game from the creative minds behind the 2005 RPG classic, Dragon
Quest(TM) VIII: Journey of the Cursed King(TM), has arrived on the Nintendo
DS. The hero of this brand-new action-adventure is a slime -- one of the
most popular monsters from the Dragon Quest series. The game is set in the
kingdom of Slimenia, a peaceful land that is suddenly invaded by a
mysterious cartel called "the Plob," who then proceed to kidnap all the
slimes in the capital city of Boingburg. Our protagonist, Rocket, is the
only slime left behind, and must embark on a journey throughout Slimenia to
save his friends and uncover the Plob's nefarious plot!
Bounce, Stretch, and Carry
The adventure stages consist of our hero bouncing and stretching, as well as
carrying various objects on his head, while solving the mysteries behind
each area, and rescuing his captured slime friends along the way. Simple,
streamlined controls allow players of all ages and skill levels to take part
in the action with ease.
Fierce Tank Battles
Each adventure stage culminates in Rocket hopping aboard a colossal
slime-shaped war machine called the Schleiman Tank and battling it out with
the enemy's Monster Tanks. Customize tanks by collecting a vast array of
weapons and items. Call upon allies, each with their own individual
personality and abilities, to aid in the heated tank battles. Even shoot
your fellow slimes so they can infiltrate and sabotage the enemy's Monster
Tank! Pit tanks against a friend's in exciting player-vs.-player action,
using the Nintendo DS wireless multiplayer game feature!
DRAGON QUEST HEROES: ROCKET SLIME(TM) will be released 2006. This title has
not yet been rated by the ESRB.
The only FINAL FANTASY that was never localized -- the third installment of
the original series -- will finally reach North American shores! Lauded as
"legendary" by the Japanese fan base, FINAL FANTASY III has been reborn,
incorporating the latest in portable gaming technology. Using the features
of the Nintendo DS to their fullest, FINAL FANTASY III features graphics
that have been reworked and remodeled in 3D, while maintaining the mythical
FINAL FANTASY look and feel.
This is the fans' chance to complete the circle. The legend of FINAL
FANTASY III is reborn.
FINAL FANTASY III will be released 2006. This title has not yet been rated
by the ESRB.