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Kweh! Square Enix Ships Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales

April 9, 2007

Kweh! Square Enix Ships Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales

Lovable Mascot of the Final Fantasy Series Ships a Basketful of Enchanting Adventures to Retailers Across the Nation

Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales, developed exclusively for the Nintendo DS, shipped to retailers across North America on April 3, 2007. Delivered just in time for the Easter Holiday, Chocobo Tales provides gamers with an all-encompassing package that contains a rich multiplayer experience and a classic storyline that will enchant gamers of all types and ages.

"I am thrilled that Chocobo Tales has gone on sale in North America. This game, featuring the beloved chocobos, combines action-packed games, a heartwarming story and an intuitive card-based battle system to create a title that will appeal to players of all ages,” said Producer Yuuki Yokoyama. “This game fully utilizes the Nintendo DS system's wireless communications like never before, allowing players to battle with users across the globe via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. I hope you have fun playing Chocobo Tales!"

Chocobo Tales takes place in a charming world filled with trademark characters from the Final Fantasy franchise. Featuring innovative stylus and Touch Screen functionality, players are challenged by dozens of minigames and microgames as they embark on a journey to rescue their lost friends and restore peace to the land.

STORY

Once upon a time, there was a small, peaceful island protected by the crystals of fire, earth, water and light. On this island lived Shirma, Croma and a farm full of cheerful chocobos. Just when it looked like they were all going to live happily ever after, Croma brought back a mysterious book from his latest journey. Without thinking twice, he opened the dark tome and inadvertently invited misfortune upon the island. Every nearby chocobo was sucked into the magical pages of the wicked book!

Unbeknownst to all, Bebuzzu, who had once laid waste to nearly the entire world, was imprisoned inside the pages of the book! Luckily for the good guys, his strength was not fully restored...at least, not yet! Taking the role of a chocobo, players must rescue their friends while stopping Bebuzzu from regaining his devastating powers.

FEATURES

  • Innovative gameplay brings party games into a new era by combining exploration, card combat, minigames and multiplayer into one exciting package
  • Addictive card-battling game brings many Final Fantasy elements to life in a fun 3D pop-up book art style – call upon the powers of the Cactuar, Cait Sith, Ifrit, Tonberry and other creatures to aid you in battle as you challenge the world via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection
  • Limitless fun after the adventure ends – continue the excitement by engaging in more than a dozen minigames with up to three friends via local multiplayer
  • Test your skills in any of the 23 different microgames that make full use of the dual-screen and Touch Screen functionality
  • A beautiful and vibrant game world comes to life through a unique blend of 2D and 3D elements, creating a fun and inventive art style that puts the player inside a pop-up book
  • Accessible save system offers true portability that caters to your lifestyle – save your game anywhere, anytime

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales is rated E (Everyone) by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). For more information about the ESRB, please visit: www.esrb.org. Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales is available at North American retailers for the suggested retail price of $29.99 (USD).

Additional information on Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales can be found at http://na.square-enix.com/chocobotales.

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