London (6th July 2007)– Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that the eagerly anticipated FINAL FANTASY TACTICS®: THE WAR OF THE LIONS™ will be released October 2007 across all PAL territories on the PlayStation® Portable system.
From the creative minds behind FINAL FANTASY® XII comes an epic combat adventure set in the hugely successful FINAL FANTASY universe. Re-enter the world of Ivalice and experience a land of imaginative artistic design that provides a sumptuous backdrop to a politically charged tale, where two young men endeavor to reshape the course of history.
When the Lions clash, the land of Ivalice trembles. Have you the strength to wrest a kingdom from the clutches of war– or will this dark act of Ivalice’s history be her last?
John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Ltd. comments,“The strategic gameplay and exciting combat of FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS is perfectly suited to a handheld system. It’s incredible that such an epic story with beautiful graphics, cutting-edge animation and a captivating score can be squeezed onto such a small disc. Fans of the FINAL FANTASY series are in for a tactical treat this October."
Sustained by Lord and Light, the twin-headed lion reigns over the kingdom of Ivalice.
A year has passed since the loss of the Fifty Years’ War. The prince, though but two years of age, has ascended the throne, his father having been claimed by sudden malady. Too young to rule, the prince requires a regent, who would be king in all but name. The queen's brother, Duke Larg, had seemed the obvious choice for the regency. However, fearing the influence such an appointment would give the queen, the Council refused to back him. Instead, they appointed the king's younger cousin, Duke Goltanna, as regent.
Duke Goltanna and Duke Larg were both generals who had distinguished themselves during the Fifty Years' War. Duke Goltanna counts as ally the greater part of the aristocracy loyal to the Crown. However, the fallen nobility and free knights left in the aftermath of the Fifty Years' War have aligned themselves with Duke Larg. With Duke Goltanna under the banner of the Black Lion, and Duke Larg under that of the White, the stage is set for what history would one day record as the War of the Lions.
• FINAL FANTASY turns tactical. Experience strategic, turn-based combat on 3D battlefields brought to life with breathtaking art and stunning visual effects
• Customize your characters– with 22 jobs and over 400 abilities to choose from, the tactical options open to you in combat are nearly endless
• Uncover secret truths hidden within a gripping tale of intrigue, betrayal, heresy, love and heroism
• Recruit legendary SQUARE ENIX characters to your party, including Balthier from FINAL FANTASY® XII and Cloud from FINAL FANTASY® VII
• Watch key scenes unfold through gorgeous, cutting-edge animation
• Immerse yourself in a captivating audio score from Hitoshi Sakimoto the composer of FINAL FANTASY® XII
• Fight against your friends in wireless melee, or team up with them for co-op missions
About Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix) 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 75 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 43 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.
Located 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
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