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Square Enix Rolls Out Exciting E3 2008 Lineup

Square Enix's lineup for E3 is an array of games ranging from remastered classics to brand-new IPs. In addition to the much anticipated next-gen titles INFINITE UNDISCOVERY, THE LAST REMNANT and STAR OCEAN: THE LAST HOPE, Square Enix introduces STAR OCEAN: First Departure and STAR OCEAN: Second Evolution for PSP, TAITO Corporation's EXIT DS and The Legend of Kage 2 for Nintendo DS, and SONG SUMMONER: The Unsung Heroes, the first full-scale Role-Playing Game created for the iPod.

"With simultaneous global releases for several platforms on their way, gamers around the world will be able to experience the full grandeur of our games as never before," said John Yamamoto, president and CEO of Square Enix, Inc. and Square Enix, Ltd. "Additionally, Square Enix has offerings at this year's E3 for every gamer, from fan favorites newly available on portable platforms to casual games accessible to a wide range of users."

On display at the Los Angeles Convention Center at Concourse 401 from July 15-17, the following titles will have playable kiosks: CHRONO TRIGGER, DRAGON QUEST IV: Chapters of the Chosen, FINAL FANTASY IV, INFINITE UNDISCOVERY and SONG SUMMONER: The Unsung Heroes. With five playable titles on the show floor, Square Enix offers a wealth of deep and engaging experiences for a variety of platforms.

THE LAST REMNANT

Platform: Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3Genre: RPGESRB Rating: Not Yet RatedShip Date: (Xbox 360) This Winter, (PlayStation 3) TBA

THE LAST REMNANT is a brand-new RPG crafted using the finest artistry and technology Square Enix has to offer. Set in a fantasy world, war-torn and scarred by years of conflict, gameplay revolves around mysterious artifacts -- Remnants -- that possess magic powers. Groundbreaking graphics only possible on Xbox 360 bring the intensity to a whole new level. THE LAST REMNANT will only be available on Xbox 360 this winter.

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

SONG SUMMONER: THE UNSUNG HEROES

Platforms: iPod nano with video, iPod classic and fifth generation iPodGenre: Role-PlayingNow Available (North America, Japan, Europe)

Now at the iTunes Store in 22 countries around the world, SONG SUMMONER: THE UNSUNG HEROES is a role-playing game that transforms tracks on your iPod into powerful "Tune Troopers" that you can control in battle. As the protagonist Ziggy, you will embark on an epic journey to rescue your brother from the clutches of the Mechanical Militia! Intriguing characters, an epic story and a tactics-based battle system combine for a rich RPG experience previously only available on home consoles.

The official website can be found at http://www.square-enix.co.jp/songsummoner/.

CHRONO TRIGGER

Platform: Nintendo DSGenre: RPGESRB Rating: Not Yet RatedShip Date: Holiday 2008

Remastered exclusively for Nintendo DS, CHRONO TRIGGER is a true classic that has set the benchmark for the RPG genre. This all-new edition of the game contains all the classic essence of the original release while introducing the portability, dual-screen presentation and Touch-Screen functionality of Nintendo DS, taking players back in time to re-experience the epic RPG that started it all.

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

DRAGON QUEST IV: CHAPTERS OF THE CHOSEN

Platform: Nintendo DSGenre: RPGESRB: E10+ (Everyone 10 and older)Ship Date: September 16, 2008

For the first time, a full-fledged DRAGON QUEST adventure arrives on Nintendo DS with DRAGON QUEST IV: CHAPTERS OF THE CHOSEN. Experience an adventure of epic proportions, presented through multiple character perspectives. While retaining the classic look and feel of the original release, this remake breathes new life into a much-loved entry in the DRAGON QUEST series with 3-D graphics, dual screen presentation and newly animated monsters.

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

FINAL FANTASY IV

Platform: Nintendo DSGenre: RPGESRB: E10+ (Everyone 10 and older)Ship Date: July 22, 2008

The latest entry in the franchise that has shipped 85 million copies worldwide, FINAL FANTASY IV for Nintendo DS features beautiful, fully 3-D cutscenes with voiceovers, capturing the emotional drama that first touched the hearts of fans over fifteen years ago. The new ability system and added DS functionality introduce a fresh experience to both new and returning FINAL FANTASY IV fans. With a storyline that sets the stage for all subsequent FINAL FANTASY titles, FINAL FANTASY IV is a must-play for those looking to jump into the best-selling RPG franchise in the world.

The official website can be found at http://na.square-enix.com/ff4/.

STAR OCEAN: FIRST DEPARTURE

Platform: PSP systemGenre: RPGESRB: Not Yet RatedShip Date: October 21, 2008

Space Date 346: The crew of a Terran Federation ship arrives on the planet Roak. With the help of a stalwart band of local heroes, the crew must work together to unravel a mystery and halt a galactic war. STAR OCEAN: FIRST DEPARTURE marks the first time that the initial installment in the popular STAR OCEAN franchise is available in North America.

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

STAR OCEAN: SECOND EVOLUTION

Platform: PSPGenre: RPGESRB: Not Yet RatedShip Date: January 6, 2009

Space Date 366: A young Federation officer finds himself transported to a mystical planet, where he is suddenly anointed as the Hero of Light. He begins a journey to fulfill a prophecy and save a newfound race. STAR OCEAN: SECOND EVOLUTION continues the STAR OCEAN saga.

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

INFINITE UNDISCOVERY (Xbox 360 Exclusive)Platform: Xbox 360Genre: RPGESRB: T (Teen)Ship Date: September 2, 2008

INFINITE UNDISCOVERY is the newest fantasy role-playing console game from Square Enix, drawing gamers into a real-time world woven of countless threads where player choices spin untold discoveries. Players will be confronted with a variety of dramatic situational battles such as executing a daring escape while a gigantic ogre follows in hot pursuit, or waging battle amidst towering tidal waves. Dynamic environments change and respond in real time, creating an entirely new experience never before seen in the genre. The title is scheduled to release exclusively on Xbox 360 in September 2, 2008.

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

STAR OCEAN: THE LAST HOPE

Platform: Xbox 360Genre: RPGESRB: Not Yet RatedShip Date: 2009

STAR OCEAN: THE LAST HOPE is the long-awaited continuation of the celebrated science fiction and fantasy RPG series. Slated for release on Xbox 360 in 2009 and published by Square Enix, this prequel set during the aftermath of World War III combines sci-fi and fantasy elements spanning multiple planets and the vastness of space itself to recount the origins of the STAR OCEAN universe. Exhilarating combat expands upon the franchise's famous real-time battle system, introducing the amazing graphics and visual effects only possible on Xbox 360.

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

E3 2008 Lineup (TAITO Corporation):

EXIT DS

Platform: Nintendo DSGenre: Action PuzzleESRB: E (Everyone)Ship Date: October 7, 2008

The stylish and inventive action puzzle game comes to Nintendo DS! As professional escape artist Mr. Esc, players must maneuver through burning buildings and sinking ships as they dodge disaster and save survivors along the way. EXIT DS makes a smooth return to the portable scene with all-new Touch-Screen functionality and over 100 stages to solve.

THE LEGEND OF KAGE 2

Platform: Nintendo DSGenre: ActionESRB: E10+ (Everyone 10 and older)Ship Date: October 7, 2008

The thrilling ninja action of THE LEGEND OF KAGE 2 takes over both Nintendo DS screens, fully utilizing the dual-screen presentation and scrolling to draw players into a dynamic world filled with exhilarating midair combat. With rich, elaborate stages and a compelling story that follows the tale of two protagonists, THE LEGEND OF KAGE 2 breathes renewed excitement into the classic action adventure experience.

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