London (21st August, 2007)– Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that HEROES of MANA™ will be released on 14th September 2007 exclusively on the Nintendo DS™ handheld system.

Developed exclusively for Nintendo DS, HEROES of MANA breathes new life into the WORLD of MANA™ series by taking it into the completely new realm of real-time strategy. Stylus-wielding generals must plan, plot and employ strategy to ensure victory on the battlefield. The Touch Screen presents itself as the perfect method to command your forces; whether you are gathering resources or marching into battle. Test yourself further by challenging a friend in head-to-head multiplayer across DS Wireless play, or compare your performance against players worldwide using Heroes Rankings via the Nintendo Wi-Fi connection.

John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Ltd. comments:“We’re very excited to be bringing HEROES of MANA to Europe. The fans of the MANA series will enjoy a stimulating new approach to the series. We hope that HEROES of MANA will become a milestone in the real-time strategy genre for Nintendo DS.”

More information about HEROES of MANA can be found at heroesofmana.eu.com

-The Story-

Roget, a soldier of Pedda, is on a reconnaissance mission to Ferolia with his companions, when their aircraft is shot down by the enemy and abandoned by their carrier. The crew comes to realise that the mission was a plot by their own superiors to eliminate them, with the invasion of Ferolia being only the first step towards Pedda’s domination of the world. Witnessing the atrocities committed by the Peddan army, Roget and his crewmates are forced to fight against their own countrymen.


• Real-time strategy that makes full use of the Nintendo DS Touch Screen– the intuitive control scheme allows players to lead armies, build bases and vanquish their foes entirely through the use of the Nintendo DS stylus

• Intense head-to-head multiplayer allows friends to challenge each other via DS Wireless Communications

• Command heroes and monsters alike from the MANA series and lead them to victory on the battlefield

• The signature MANA art style comes to life in a fantastic blend of 2D and 3D environments

• KINGDOM HEARTS series composer Yoko Shimomura delivers a stirring soundtrack that captures the essence of the WORLD of MANA series

About Square Enix Co., Ltd.

Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix) with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, develops, publishes and distributes entertainment content including interactive entertainment software and publications in Asia, North America and Europe. Square Enix brings two of Japan's best-selling franchises– FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 75 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 43 million units worldwide– under one roof. Square Enix is one of the most influential providers of digital entertainment content in the world and continues to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation.

About Square Enix Ltd.

Located in London, Square Enix Ltd. handles operations in Europe and other PAL territories including sales, marketing and publishing of Square Enix titles. More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found on the Internet at http://www.square-enix.com

DRAGON QUEST, FINAL FANTASY, HEROES of MANA, WORLD of MANA, SQUARE ENIX, and the SQUARE ENIX logo are registered trademarks of Square Enix Co., Ltd. in United Kingdom and/or other countries. NINTENDO DS IS A TRADEMARK OF NINTENDO. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Square Enix Limited is a company registered in England&Wales under the number 3679704 whose registered office is Castle House, 37-45 Paul Street, London EC2A 4LS.


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