ALL-NEW iPhone/iPod touch GAME CRYTSAL DEFENDERS VANGUARD STORM AVAILABLE TODAY FOR DOWNLOAD VIA App Store

London (13th May 2009)– Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that their latest iPhone/iPod touch game, CRYSTAL DEFENDERS™ VANGUARD STORM™, is now available for download in 77 countries worldwide via App Store®.

The second original title in the CRYSTAL DEFENDERS series, VANGUARD STORM marks the return of exciting handheld“defensive simulation” to the iPhone/iPod touch. To protect their armies’ crystals from the ever-advancing monster hordes, players must master the simple, yet innovative new control system made possible by the iPhone/iPod touch’s hands-on interface.

About CRYSTAL DEFENDERS VANGUARD STORM

Platform iPhone/iPod touch

Genre Defensive Simulation

Release Date May 13, 2009

Price iPhone/iPod touch€3.99/£2.99 available worldwide via App Store

*The free trial version, CRYSTAL DEFENDERS VANGUARD STORM Lite, is also available for download

In VANGUARD STORM, players must scramble to strategically position units into various formations in order to prevent encroaching monster hordes from breaking through the front lines and stealing the army's crystals. This high-paced defensive simulation (tower defence) game employs a real-time turn system in which reading the battlefield and determining optimal locations for each allied unit before the turn counter is spent are crucial for victory.

As with CRYSTAL DEFENDERS, VANGUARD STORM also features jobs from the popular FINAL FANTASY TACTICS® A2: Grimoire of the Rift™. Whether engaging in a concentrated attack or a gradual, widespread assault, players must constantly adjust battle formations in order to best take advantage of their units' individual abilities. In addition to jobs geared towards offensive manoeuvres, there are also jobs which support or enhance other units. White Mages can restore an injured ally's HP, while Bishops can increase a nearby unit's attack power.

Finally, the monsters of VANGUARD STORM come in all different shapes and sizes. Some tread upon the ground, while others attack from the skies. Some even have resistances to certain types of attacks. To ensure victory, players must recognize these traits and then adjust battle formations accordingly; pitting melee-oriented jobs such as Soldiers against monsters that resist magick, or Archers against aerial enemies.

For more information about CRYSTAL DEFENDERS VANGUARD STORM, please visit the official website at http://www.cd-vanguardstorm.com.

About Square Enix Co., Ltd.

Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., 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 85 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 47 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.

Square Enix Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. with offices 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, FINAL FANTASY TACTICS, SQUARE ENIX and the SQUARE ENIX logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. in the United Kingdom and/or other countries. CRYSTAL DEFENDERS, GRIMOIRE OF THE RIFT and VANGUARD STORM are registered trademarks or trademarks of Square Enix Co., Ltd. in the United Kingdom and/or other countries. iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Corporation. 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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