FINAL FANTASY AND FACEBOOK ARE NOW FRIENDS

London (2 November 2010)– Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces the company’s first titles for Facebook, Chocobo’s Crystal Tower™ Beta Version, a pet“rearing” RPG and Knights of the Crystals™ Beta Version. Both titles are now live and free to play.

Chocobo’s Crystal Tower is a free-to-play RPG starring the popular FINAL FANTASY® Chocobo characters. Players must raise and breed Chocobo on a ranch, and give their pets plenty of affection with feeding, grooming and snacks. The goal, through generations of breeding, is to rear a strong enough Chocobo to protect the peace and then send the brave Chocobo on adventures at various Towers that have appeared across the world.

By embarking on adventures in Towers, Chocobo’s will encounter monsters, defeating them rewards the player with Gil (currency for the in-game shops) and the chance to get other treasures that cannot be purchased in shops. Gil can be used for customising your Chocobo with a variety of hats and different clothing; you can even redesign the look of your ranch.

Being a social game you are also rewarded for looking after another player’s Chocobo and sending other players gifts. Exchange lucky feathers to promote friendship and even propose mating between your Chocobo and another player’s.

Knights of the Crystals is an RPG where you challenge or cooperate with friends to quests in order to earn gold and treasures. Players can level up their heroes as they fight against enemies. A variety of different jobs for your hero are available and waiting to be mastered as you delve deeper into the adventure. Changing jobs grants a range of new special abilities that can be used in battles such as more powerful attacks or for earning a greater amount of treasure.

Knights of the Crystals boasts a distinctive art style with characters designed by Ryoma Ito (best known for FINAL FANTASY TACTICS® Advance and FINAL FANTASY XII REVENANT WINGS®).

Antony Douglas, Sales Director Digital ofSquare Enix Ltd. comments,“We’re pleased to be supporting social gaming with these two exciting new Facebook games that offer very different but fun and friendly experiences. Both titles encourage socialising and adventure and boast a wide variety of content to keep players entertained.”

For more information about Chocobo’s Crystal Tower Beta Version please visit the official website at www.chocoboscrystaltower.com

For more information about Knights of the Crystals Beta Version please visit the official website at www.square-enix.co.jp/facebook/koc

About Chocobo’s Crystal Tower Beta Version

How to access the game

URL:                http:/apps.facebook.com/chocobos

Website:           Facebook

Offered by:      SQUARE ENIX

Fees:                Basic game is free-to-play, but additional contents will be charged on an item-to-item basis

*Free Registration at Facebook is required for playing the game.

*While the game can be played free-of-charge, some in-game items must be purchased.

Genre:             “Rearing” RPG

Copyright:        ©2010 SQUARE ENIX CO.,LTD. All Rights Reserved.>

Product info:   http://www.chocoboscrystaltower.com

About Knights of the Crystals Beta Version

How to access the game

URL:                http:/apps.facebook.com/knightsofthecrystals

Website:           Facebook

Offered by:      SQUARE ENIX

Fees:                Basic game is free-to-play, but additional contents will be charged on an item-to-item basis

*Free Registration at Facebook is required for playing the game.

*While the game can be played free-of-charge, some in-game items must be purchased.

Genre:              RPG

Copyright:        ©2010 SQUARE ENIX CO.,LTD. All Rights Reserved. Illustrations by Ryoma Ito

Product info:    http://www.square-enix.co.jp/facebook/koc

About Square Enix Ltd.

Square Enix Ltd., a part of the Square Enix Europe business unit, is a London-based wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., a holding company leading the Square Enix Group. Square Enix Ltd. publishes and distributes entertainment content under the Square Enix Group’s internationally renowned brands such as Square Enix, Eidos and Taito in Europe and other PAL territories. 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 54 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER® which has sold over 35 million units worldwide, together with other well established products and services.

More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found on the Internet at http://www.square-enix.com

DRAGON QUEST, FINAL FANTASY, 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. Chocobo’s Crystal Tower,  Final Fantasy Tactics, Knights of the Crystals, Revenant Wings, EIDOS, TOMB RAIDER, IO INTERACTIVE and CRYSTAL DYNAMICS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Square Enix Ltd. in the United Kingdom and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Square Enix Limited is a company registered in England&Wales under the number 01804186 whose registered office is Wimbledon Bridge House, 1 Hartfield Road, London SW193RU

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Contact:

Roxana Etemad

Public Relations Manager

Square Enix Ltd

roxanae@square-enix.com 


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