FINAL FANTASY IX

London (26th May 2010)– Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that FINAL FANTASY® IX will be available to download from the PlayStation®Store across PAL territories from today.

When the Queen of Alexandria begins terrorising neighbouring kingdoms with highly advanced magical weapons, a skilful young thief named Zidane forms a group made up of bandits, knights and magicians in an attempt to stop her. Little do they realise that the Queen’s warmongering actions are merely a cover for a far more sinister plot. For the sake of mankind, Zidane and his company must put an end to the Queen’s reign before she and the evil forces that accompany her can carry out the deadly plan.

Originally released in 2000, FINAL FANTASY IX makes a long-awaited return this week, via digital download on the PlayStation®Store. The original PS one® release has long been out-of-print and unavailable to a new generation of console owners and FINAL FANTASY fans. Now players will get another chance to own and experience the tale of a young thief and a battle of good over evil.

Larry Sparks, Vice President Brands PAL Region of Square Enix Ltd. comments,“We’re very pleased to be able to welcome back another classic title in the company’s history. FINAL FANTASY IX is a perfect summer release for download and I am sure that it will attract many fans both old and new.”

FINAL FANTASY IX is available in all PAL countries where the PlayStation®Store is available.

Story

The Tantalus Theatre Troupe visits the Kingdom of Alexandria to help celebrate Princess Garnet’s birthday. However, the troupe is actually a group of thieves and their real intension is to kidnap the princess! Meanwhile, a young black mage called Vivi arrives to watch their performance but is at a loss when he realises that he only has a forged ticket…

In a picture book-like world of fantasy, Zidane the thief, Princess Garnet and Vivi get tangled up in an emotional and magnificent crystal adventure!

Features

- A classic FINAL FANTASY adventure returns for a new generation of fans

- A wide cast of memorable and beloved characters including Zidane Tribal, Vivi Orunitia, Garnet Til Alexandros XVII and Amarant Coral

- Enjoy the mini-games Tetra Master and Chocobo Hot and Cold

- The game that introduced Active Time Events and Mog-Net into the FINAL FANTASY fold

- Playable on both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable (PSP)


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