SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES BUST-A-MOVE UNIVERSE FOR NINTENDO 3DS

LOS ANGELES (January 20, 2011) —  Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in North America, today announced  BUST-A-MOVE®  UNIVERSE for the Nintendo 3DS™ hand held system. The popular puzzle game will be reborn in full 3-D on the Nintendo 3DS system and will be available this spring.

BUST-A-MOVE UNIVERSE is the next iteration in the popular puzzle series that has remained a fan favorite since it first appeared in 1994 as a TAITO® arcade game. While the standard gameplay mechanics remain the same– connect three or more colorful bubbles to make them disappear– several enhanced features will also make their debut in  BUST-A-MOVE UNIVERSE.

Features
    <*> ENDLESS BUBBLE-POPPING FUN: Clear round after round in Puzzle Mode with its explosive boss battles, or take on 100-second, 300-second or Nonstop Bubbles in Challenge Mode <*> SIMPLE GAMEPLAY MECHANICS: Shoot, connect and burst bubbles of the same color <*> FULL 3-D EFFECTS: Engaging gameplay in a vibrant, 3-D universe <*> FAMILIAR CAST: Iconic characters Bub and Bob are instantly recognized by gamers as the heroes of  BUST-A-MOVE and  BUBBLE BOBBLE®

BUST-A-MOVE UNIVERSE is rated "E" (Comic Mischief). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at  www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.  BUST-A-MOVE UNIVERSE will be available in Spring 2011 for a suggested price of $29.99.

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.


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