FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
London (7 October 2010)– Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces FRONT MISSION EVOLVED®, developed in collaboration by Double Helix Games and Square Enix, for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and in stereoscopic 3D for Windows® PC will be on sale from tomorrow.
The first of its kind in the series, FRONT MISSION EVOLVED is an action-packed Third-Person Shooter and the next instalment in the classic FRONT MISSION® franchise. Players will take full control of the Wanzer, a massive humanoid, fully customizable war machine, in single player campaign and online multi-player.
Featuring Hollywood style production values and a totally immersive storyline, players are thrust deep into a swirl of destruction, conspiracy and crumbling alliances, and battle through intense combat situations as man strives to create the ultimate humanoid fighting machine in a war against terror.
Larry Sparks, Vice President Brands PAL Regionof Square Enix Ltd. comments,“We’re excited to be releasing this intense new chapter in this classic franchise and invite existing fans and gamers new to the series to enjoy all the action that FRONT MISSION EVOLVED has to offer.”
For more information about FRONT MISSION EVOLVED and to access the free“Digital Dossier” download, please visit the official website at www.frontmissionevolved.com
About FRONT MISSION EVOLVED
In the future, the world is a changed place. Technology has advanced. Countries have merged into massive geopolitical blocks. But one thing, sadly, remains the same - humanity’s appetite for war. When a terrorist attack destroys one of the U.C.S.’s prized orbital elevators, the military is mobilised to eliminate the threat.
Dylan Ramsey, a young engineer, finds himself quickly caught in a swirl of destruction, conspiracies and crumbling alliances. Experience his story in this high-octane third-person shooter.
Choose from dozens of weapons and parts, including weapons that can be equipped on both hands and shoulders, to customize your Wanzer and blast your way to victory.
When you think you’re ready for a new challenge, join the ranks of online pilots for intense multiplayer battles!
The FRONT MISSION EVOLVED“Digital Dossier” is an air application that comprises a host of unique and exclusive material taken from the FRONT MISSION franchise. The kit includes concept art, music soundtrack, In-game sound effects, digital art book, wallpapers, screensavers and much, much more. The“Digital Dossier” is a free download available worldwide in five languages (available via www.frontmissionevolved.com) and is a unique insight into the world of FRONT MISSION EVOLVED and offers a rare glimpse into the history of the series.
· Third-Person Shooter Action:
o Fast-paced action awaits as players battle enemies in the concrete mazes of cities, the frozen wastes of the Antarctic and a host of unique locations.
· Customization Options:
o Players can choose from dozens of weapons and parts, including weapons that can be equipped on both hands and shoulders, to build a war machine that suits their play style.
· Online Multiplayer:
o Players can go it alone or in teams, testing their skills in battle against other players with their own, highly customized Wanzers.
· 3D Feature
o Experience the full force of battle in stereoscopic 3D for Windows PC through NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ technology.
About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd., a part of the Square Enix Europe business unit, is a London-based wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., a holding company leading the Square Enix Group. Square Enix Ltd. publishes and distributes entertainment content under the Square Enix Group’s internationally renowned brands such as Square Enix, Eidos and Taito in Europe and other PAL territories. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as IO Interactive™, Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 97 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 54 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER® which has sold over 35 million units worldwide, together with other well established products and services.
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