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Square Enix to Ship FINAL FANTASY III for Nintendo DS

Square Enix Inc. announced today (Aug. 23, 2006) that FINAL FANTASY III for the Nintendo DS will ship to retailers on Nov. 14, 2006. Incorporating the latest in portable gaming technology. FINAL FANTASY III features graphics that have been reworked and remodeled in full 3D, providing a brand new experience while maintaining the mythical FINAL FANTASY look and feel.

Protected by the crystals of light, the once peaceful land has forever been changed by a great earthquake that pulled the crystals into the Earth, upsetting the world's fragile balance. Fortunately, as the Gulgan prophecy foretold, four souls blessed with the light shall once again restore balance to the world.

Near the small village of Ur, Luneth finds a sentient crystal that changes his life forever. As the light of the crystal fades, Luneth embarks on a journey to seek three others who share his destiny to search for the remaining crystals.

Special features:* The missing link in the evolution of FINAL FANTASY is unveiled North American gamers experience a legend reborn

* A dynamic job-changing system brings a nearly infinite number of party variations

* The touch screen interface takes full advantage of the DS capabilities to explore dungeons, dispatch foes and cast spells by using the stylus

* A complete visual overhaul breaths new life into a classic-colorful 3D graphics bring FINAL FANTASY III into the new millennium

* Take advantage of the DS Wi-Fi feature to access the Mognet and communicate with other players as well as NPCs, and uncover hidden dungeons, quests and items

FINAL FANTASY III is rated E 10+ (Everyone 10+). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at for more information about ratings. FINAL FANTASY III will be available at North American retailers for the suggested retail price of $39.99. Additional information on FINAL FANTASY III can be found at

Square Enix Inc. ( is a wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Co. Ltd., with offices in Los Angeles and Seattle. It handles operations in North America, including development, localization, marketing and publishing of Square Enix titles.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Square Enix Co. Ltd. develops, publishes and distributes entertainment content including interactive entertainment software and publications in Japan, North America, Europe and Asia.