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Square Enix Date Three for Europe

December 5, 2007, 1:06 pm EST
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Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings (DS) and Dragon Quest Swords (Wii) head to PAL territories next spring, along with It's a Wonderful World (DS) under a new name.

TAKE TO THE SKIES WITH FINAL FANTASY XII: REVENANT WINGS

London (5th December 2007) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that the eagerly awaited FINAL FANTASY® XII: REVENANT WINGS™ will be released on 15th February 2008, exclusively on the Nintendo DS™ handheld system.

Set one year after the events of the best-selling FINAL FANTASY XII, FINAL FANTASY XII: REVENANT WINGS answers all your questions about what happens next to your heroes Vaan, Penelo, Fran and Balthier. Return to the land of Ivalice, meet new characters, visit unexplored locations and embark upon a breathtaking new adventure.

FINAL FANTASY XII: REVENANT WINGS sees the evolution of the innovative Gambit system that allows automated commands to be issued during real-time combat. Smart Touch Screen controls provide complete power over your actions and allow you to play solely using the Nintendo DS stylus.

John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Ltd. comments, “I am delighted that we are providing fans with another opportunity to enjoy the beautiful world of Ivalice. With the same high-production values including movies and music, FINAL FANTASY XII: REVENANT WINGS is a stunning sequel that expands upon the original game and that makes full use of the Nintendo DS hardware."

More information about FINAL FANTASY XII: REVENANT WINGS can be found at ff12revenantwings.co.uk

About FINAL FANTASY XII: REVENANT WINGS

Story

AN AGE WHEN MAGICK WAS COMMONPLACE AND AIRSHIPS PLIED THE SKIES…

“Purvama, the floating lands. In the border-skies they wait. Untrodden, unknown."

So the legend went. And the children who heard it turned their eyes to the skies, and dreamed. The Cache of Glabados is the key, throwing wide the doors of fading memory.

There, above, an all but forgotten land – demesne of the winged ones.

Features

  • Experience a tale that takes you beyond the amazing events of the PlayStation®2 smash FINAL FANTASY XII
  • Stunning 3D graphics, music and video bring the land of Ivalice to life and push the capabilities of the Nintendo DS
  • Take control of your favourite characters using the intuitive stylus and Nintendo DS Touch Screen
  • Experience real-time battles using the innovative Gambit system
  • Collect and synthesise items and treasures to create new rare items
  • More summons than in any other FINAL FANTASY game
  • Epic soundtrack from the composer of FINAL FANTASY XII
  • Fully localised for Europe with French, Italian, German and Spanish translations and adjusted difficulty levels


  • SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES NEW NINTENDO DS TITLE FROM THE MAKERS OF KINGDOM HEARTS THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU

    London (5th December 2007) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU™, an exciting new title from the makers of KINGDOM HEARTS, will be released exclusively on the Nintendo DS™ handheld system across all PAL territories in spring 2008.

    Previously known as Subarashiki Kono Sekai™ on its release in Japan. THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU is an innovative new title from Square Enix that fully utilizes the capabilities of the Nintendo DS, and takes major influence from Japan’s modern day culture including its people, music, clothes, food and design.

    Set in Tokyo’s trendiest district, the story begins with the lead character Neku waking up to find a phone message stating he has only 7 days before he will cease to exist. Only with the coolest fashions, friends and fighting skills can Neku restore hope to the city’s population and prevent being stricken from existence altogether!

    John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Ltd. comments, “Square Enix has traditionally been associated with RPG’s set in fantasy lands, but THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU is our first ever game to be set in modern times and real-life locations. The use of the Nintendo DS functionality is second to none. We believe gamers of all ages and abilities will be able to enjoy all that THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU has to offer."

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    About THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU

    Story

    The story begins as our hero, Neku, wakes up amidst the hustle and bustle of Shibuya, Tokyo. Confused and disoriented, he receives a message on his phone warning him that he will cease to exist unless he completes a certain mission. With his life seemingly on the line, Neku plunges into the back streets of the urban labyrinth...

    Features

  • Experience the urban grit and neon of the coolest district in Tokyo with a distinctive, high quality style of in-game artwork
  • Meet an achingly hip cast of characters each with an interesting personality and stylish sense in fashion, music and culture
  • Highly innovative and intuitive combat system that makes full use of the Nintendo DS Touch Screen, Dual Screens and Microphone like no other game before it!
  • Use fantastic psychic powers to read the thoughts of the population, put words into people’s minds, and move objects to help you progress in your adventure!
  • Immerse yourself in an amazing audio soundtrack featuring a diverse fusion of bleeding-edge hip-hop, rock, and techno
  • A tale of friendship, hope and overcoming your challenges, creatively told with a modern edge
  • Shop till you drop! Keep abreast of the latest Trends to stay one step ahead of the fashion scene and your enemies. Trade items with friends using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection too
  • Action-packed minigame fun that can be enjoyed by up to four players via DS Wireless Play!
  • Engage the Chance Encounter mode via DS Wireless Play to share data with fellow game users you bump into in the real world


  • DRAGON QUEST MAKES Wii DEBUT WITH DRAGON QUEST SWORDS

    London (5th December 2007) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that DRAGON QUEST® SWORDS: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors® for Wii™, will be released across all PAL territories in spring 2008.

    DRAGON QUEST SWORDS: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors, available exclusively on Wii, is an action-packed Virtual Experience where the player becomes the hero of the story. As the hero, the player must use the Wii controller to control their legendary sword, and fight off horde after horde of monsters. Slice at enemies, parry with your shield and block attacks to launch powerful counter-combos.

    DRAGON QUEST SWORDS contains all the familiar features people have come to expect from the DRAGON QUEST series, such as a system to power up weapons and the ability to perform a large array of powerful attacks. Additional mini-games add to the fun as you catch darts with your shield and try to defeat Slime monsters as quickly as possible to win bonus items.

    John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Ltd. comments, “We are delighted to be announcing our first Wii title for PAL territories. The DRAGON QUEST series is a phenomenon in Japan that has already sold over 43 million units worldwide, but is still relatively new to Europe. With today’s announcement of DRAGON QUEST SWORDS and the forthcoming release of DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS: Joker on the Nintendo DS™, the series is set to charm more fans throughout the world."

    About DRAGON QUEST SWORDS: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors

    Story

    In the town at the foot of Avalonia Castle, a young man enjoys a peaceful life with his father. That young man is you. It is your sixteenth birthday at last, and time to take the Walk of the Worthy, the trial of strength which all young Avalonian males must undergo upon coming of age.

    You will need to put all of your training in the ways of the sword into practice if you are to pass the test, and take your rightful place amongst Avalonia’s warriors. Should you succeed – who knows what adventures await you!

    Features

  • The first DRAGON QUEST title to be developed exclusively for Wii
  • Use the Wii Remote as your legendary sword! Immerse yourself fully in the action as you slice at the enemy!
  • Explore a rich, vibrant 3D world in first-person perspective
  • Engage a variety of diverse and colourful enemies, who are brought to life with detailed animation and graphics
  • Series creator Yuji Horii, legendary manga artist Akira Toriyama and renowned composer Koichi Sugiyama, team up once again to create an unforgettable gaming experience
  • Become the hero in a dramatic storyline that is suitable for all
  • Beautiful audio score fully immerses you into the world of DRAGON QUEST
  • New International version includes revised gameplay offering a more intense and challenging experience
  • In-game text is localised into English, French, German, Italian and Spanish
  • For more information about DRAGON QUEST SWORDS, please visit: http://www.dragonquestswords.eu.com/

    Talkback

    I'm glad It's a Wonderful World is getting localized. It seems like a significant departure from the standard S-E RPG in both style and battle system and at least looks like it could be a lot of fun.

    God I can't wait to get It's a Wonderful World and Dragon Quest Swords... but AMERICA! ARGH!

    Ian SaneDecember 05, 2007

    While The World Ends With You certainly sounds like a unique setting for an RPG the focus on being trendy or cool kind of turns me off. Now what's trendy or cool in Japan might be quirky and weird enough for me to like it but a similar idea using American culture would make me want to barf.

    I do however love the irony of making an RPG based on current Japanese trends when the trend over there right now is non-games. The game itself would likely not be popular with the characters in the game. face-icon-small-smile.gif

    KDR_11kDecember 05, 2007

    Meh, a game about being the coolest clique in "da hood" while listening to hiphop? I'd expect something like that from EA, not Square-Enix. That's not a compliment.

    vuduDecember 06, 2007

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    Originally posted by: MegaByte
    I'm glad It's a Wonderful World is getting localized. It seems like a significant departure from the standard S-E RPG in both style and battle system and at least looks like it could be a lot of fun.
    Unfortunately, that means it's probably going to sell horribly and SE will go back to working on FF VII spinoffs.

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