CRYSTAL DEFENDERS R2 AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD TODAY ON WiiWare

London (22nd May 2009)– Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that the tower defence simulation game CRYSTAL DEFENDERS™ R2, is now available worldwide for download via WiiWare for the Nintendo Wii.

Featuring jobs and locations from FINAL FANTASY TACTICS® A2: Grimoire of the Rift™, CRYSTAL DEFENDERS requires players to strategically deploy units to fend off encroaching enemy hordes and prevent them from stealing their party's crystals. New valuable allies, spectacular esper summonings and unit enhancing Power Crystals will add extra tactical depth to this new and exciting instalment in the CRYSTAL DEFENDERS saga.

A worldwide ranking system allows players to upload their scores to leaderboards via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and see how they stack up against other players around the globe. These and other new features are sure to increase excitement and enhance replayability.

John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Ltd. comments,“With the release of CRYSTAL DEFENDERS R2, Square Enix keeps showing its strong commitment to provide high quality digital content whilst supporting Nintendo’s WiiWare. Following on the success of CRYSTAL DEFENDERS R1, this simple yet deeply enjoyable and addictive tower defence title is set to satisfy the tactical needs of even the most demanding Nintendo Wii owner.”

About CRYSTAL DEFENDERS

Story

In a land ruled by might and magick, 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!

Features

CRYSTAL DEFENDERS R2 is simple and easy to learn– monsters will enter an area and march through it until they are defeated or reach an exit, at which time they will 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 that will attempt to defend the party’s crystals. Factors such as map terrain, monster strengths and weaknesses, job attributes, and more will play a crucial role in determining what steps a player should take.

    <*>In addition to improved controls, there are also maps and areas not found in other versions of Crystal Defenders. <*>Featuring jobs, monsters, and areas found in FINAL FANTASY TACTICS® A2: Grimoire of the Rift™, players can visit the magickal world of Ivalice once again. <*>The introduction of unit enhancing Power Crystals allows for exciting new strategies. <*>It is recommended that beginners learn CRYSTAL DEFENDERS basics playing R1 before challenging the maps of R2.

Price

Crystal Defenders R2 will be available for 800 Wii points.

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 is a registered trademark of Square Enix Co., Ltd. in the United Kingdom and/or other countries. Games for Windows, Windows, Microsoft, Xbox,Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies and are used under license from the owner. 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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