FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
London (1 st April 2011)– Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, announces The 3 rd Birthday® is available from today across Europe and PAL territories, exclusively for the PSP™ (PlayStation® Portable).
The 3 rd Birthday is an engrossing new chapter for Aya Brea, the main character in the hugely popular PARASITE EVE® series. Set in New York in 2012, Aya is mankind’s last hope for survival against the powerful Twisted.
Combining all-action third-person shooter gameplay with rich character development, weapon customisation, challenging missions and a gripping suspense-filled story, The 3 rd Birthday delivers incredible visuals unmatched among portable games.
The game is exclusively available at retail as a special TWISTED EDITION comprising the game; a copy of CTI Confidential– an exclusive hardback book packed with top secret artwork and concept illustrations; two deluxe Aya Brea Lithograph art prints; an exclusive Lightning in Aya Brea costume for use in the PSP release DISSIDIA® 012
For more information on The 3 rd Birthday, please visit www.the3rdbirthdaygame.com
• Exciting New Chapter for Aya Brea from the popular PARASITE EVE series: An engaging, all-new tale of survival horror set in a ravaged New York City.
• Action-packed fast-paced storyline: Fight back the Twisted’s vicious onslaught in a third-person shooter featuring in-depth character progression and customisation.
• Strategic gameplay:
• The new Overdive System gives players a tactical advantage when faced with making split-second decisions on the battlefield.
• Tailor Aya’s DNA and weaponry to improve her skills in battle
• All-star production staff:Including character designer Tetsuya Nomura (KINGDOM HEARTS series), producer Yoshinori Kitase (FINAL FANTASY series), director Hajime Tabata (CRISIS CORE® -FINAL FANTASY VII-), art director Isamu Kamikokuryo (FINAL FANTASY XIII) and music by Yoko Shimomura (KINGDOM HEARTS series).
About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd., a part of the Square Enix Europe business unit, develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix Group. 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 57 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER® which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at http://www.square-enix.com/eu/en.
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