SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF THREE BATTLE AREA ADD-ON SCENARIOS FOR FINAL FANTASY XI LAUNCHING IN 2010

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London (March 1, 2010)– In conjunction with VanaFest, a fan event for players of the hugely popular MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing game) FINAL FANTASY® XI, Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, announces the development of three new add-on scenarios, slated for launch throughout 2010. This content will introduce new stages for epic combat, providing high-level players with new equipment to collect and challenging monsters to battle.

The first of these three battle area add-on content packages will be entitled“Vision of Abyssea™”, and will be launched early in the summer of 2010. The other two releases,“Scars of Abyssea™” and“Heroes of Abyssea™” will follow. These content packages will be sold via the PlayOnline® Viewer, at the price of£7.99 (€9.99) with content available immediately after purchase.

The previously released expansion packs RISE OF THE ZILART™ and WINGS OF THE GODDESS™ will be required to experience this new content. These add-on scenarios will be released online, simultaneously in all supported regions (North America, Japan and Europe) across all supported platforms (Xbox 360®, Windows®). Specific release dates and more details concerning the content will be available soon.

For more information about FINAL FANTASY XI, please visit the official website:

http://ff11europe.com/index_en.html ;

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More about FINAL FANTASY XI

With fans across Europe, North America and Japan, FINAL FANTASY XI is the first massively multiplayer online role-playing game capable of simultaneous multiplayer cooperation across three different platforms. Now in its eighth year of service, FINAL FANTASY XI enjoys a community from around the world. The series continues to evolve and expand, offering newcomers and fans alike an immersive, engrossing and engaging universe to traverse, defend and explore.

About Square Enix Ltd.

Square Enix Ltd., a part of Square Enix Europe business unit, is a London-based wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., one of the most influential providers of digital entertainment content in the world. Square Enix Ltd. publishes and distributes entertainment content from the Square Enix Group including 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 92 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 53 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER® which has sold over 35 million units worldwide, together with other well established products.

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 registered trademarks of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. in the United Kingdom and/or other countries. PLAYONLINE, RISE OF THE ZILART, WINGS OF THE GODDESS, VANA’DIEL, Vision of Abyssea, Scars of Abyssea, Heroes of Abyssea,The Legend Torn and Her Empire Born are trademarks or registered trademarks of Square Enix Co., Ltd. in the United Kingdom and/or other countries. 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. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United Kingdom and/or other countries.

Square Enix Limited is a company registered in England&Wales under the number 1804186 whose registered office is Wimbledon Bridge House, 1 Hartfield Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 3RU

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Contact:

Alex Huhtala

European Public Relations Manager

Square Enix Ltd

+44 (0) 20 8636 3000

alexhu@square-enix.com


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