CRYSTAL DEFENDERS FOR Android NOW AVAILABLE

LOS ANGELES (January 26, 2011) —  Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that  CRYSTAL DEFENDERS®, which has received global acclaim on several platforms, is now available for Android™.

Featuring jobs and locations from the popular FINAL FANTASY® TACTICS® series, this tower defense game requires players to deploy units strategically to fend off encroaching enemy hordes and prevent them from stealing their parties' crystals. The first game in the series,  Crystal Guardians™, was released in Japan for mobile phones in January 2008. In December of the same year, iPhone® 3G, iPod touch® and iPod® versions were released under the new name,  CRYSTAL DEFENDERS. It proved so popular that versions have also been released on the iPad, WiiWare™ service, Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®Network.

CRYSTAL DEFENDERS is simple and easy to learn– monsters will enter an area and march through it until they are defeated or reach an exit and steal one or more crystals. It is up to the player to decide– by pausing the action at crucial moments– when and where to deploy various jobs such as Black Mages or Soldiers to defend the parties' crystals. Factors such as map terrain, monster strengths and weaknesses, job attributes and more play a crucial role in determining what steps a player should take...

CRYSTAL DEFENDERS for Android has two versions: W1, an introduction of the game, and W2, in which players can utilize the Power Crystal feature to play more strategically.

About CRYSTAL DEFENDERS for Android

Story

In a land ruled by might and magic, peace is ensured by the benevolent power of the crystals. When a young moogle charged with guarding these crystals learns of an evil presence gathering on the horizon, he calls upon heroes from the far corners of the realm to join forces and stand against this new threat.

Wielders of blade and bow, keepers of arts arcane, unite! As darkness draws nigh, only you can protect the light that binds us. The fate of Ivalice lies in the hands of...the Crystal Defenders!

Product Summary

Title: CRYSTAL DEFENDERS for Android

Platform: Android

Genre: Tower Defense

Release date: Currently available for download

Price: 600 Yen (US equivalent of approximately $7, price will vary depending on currency exchange rates)

About Square Enix, Inc.

Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and 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; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at  http://www.square-enix.com/na.

©2008-2011 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. CRYSTAL DEFENDERS, DRAGON QUEST, EIDOS, FINAL FANTASY, FINAL FANTASY TACTICS, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, TAITO and TOMB RAIDER are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix group of companies. iPhone, iPod and iPod Touch are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. "PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. XBOX LIVE is a registered trademark of the Microsoft group of companies. ANDROID is a trademark of Google, Inc.


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