Friday 12th February/...Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces Microsoft® and Square Enix have created two exclusive Xbox 360 FINAL FANTASY® XIII Bundles to celebrate the launch of the game across PAL territories. The FINAL FANTASY XIII Bundles– the Special Edition and the Elite Bundle– are available to pre-order now, and will be available to buy in-store from 9th March, while stocks last.
In addition, anyone who pre-orders the Special Edition Bundle will receive a Limited Edition Faceplate created by legendary character designer Tetsuya Nomura. The Faceplates are only available promotionally in fixed quantities across select PAL retailers and while stocks last.
The Special Edition Bundle includes a 250GB Hard Drive engraved with the FINAL FANTASY XIII name, two Wireless Controllers, downloadable Avatar items (exclusive to the Special Edition) comprised of 1 x Rosch Outfit, 1 x Nabaat Outfit and a Chocobo pet for your Avatar, and a copy of FINAL FANTASY XIII, the forthcoming adventure in the multi-million-selling series.
The Elite Bundle includes a 120GB black Hard Drive, one Wireless Controller and a copy of FINAL FANTASY XIII.
Larry Sparks, Vice President Brands PAL Region of Square Enix Ltd. comments,“FINAL FANTASY XIII is one of the most anticipated entertainment releases of all time and we’re pleased to be working with Microsoft to offer gamers across PAL territories the chance to pre-order and buy one of these special Bundles and own a piece of gaming history.”
About FINAL FANTASY XIII
FINAL FANTASY XIII marks the dawning of a new era for the celebrated series, bringing the game to multiple hi-definition consoles simultaneously for the first time in its history.
The game is available for both the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on 9th March 2010.
Expanding upon the rich tradition of the series, producer Yoshinori Kitase (FINAL FANTASY VII, X, X-2), director Motomu Toriyama (FINAL FANTASY VII, X, X-2), character designer Tetsuya Nomura (FINAL FANTASY V, VI, VII, VIII, X) and art director Isamu Kamikokuryo (FINAL FANASY X, XII) combine their creative vision to deliver the latest masterpiece in the FINAL FANTASY universe. Additionally, Masashi Hamauzu (FINAL FANTASY X, DIRGE of CERBERUS -FINAL FANTASY VII-) presents a sweeping soundtrack while movie director Takeshi Nozue (FINAL FANTASY VII ADVENT CHILDREN) and his team of artists adorn the game with seamless cinematic sequences of unparalleled calibre.
For more information about FINAL FANTASY XIII, please visit the Official Website at www.finalfantasy13game.com
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.
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