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Square Enix Announces New Downloadable Titles for Wii

March 25, 2009

Square Enix Announces New Downloadable Titles for Wii

Line-up Includes Two WiiWare Titles and FINAL FANTASY Series for Wii Virtual Console

Square Enix Co., Ltd. announced today at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), the forthcoming releases of new downloadable titles including FINAL FANTASY IV: THE AFTER YEARS and FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a Darklord for WiiWare, as well as the FINAL FANTASY series for the Virtual Console for Wii.

The release of these new downloadable titles represent Square Enix’s recognition of the growing demand for online distribution of content/services, and the commitment they have made to provide content/services that match the needs of their customers.

Square Enix will be offering two new releases for WiiWare: FINAL FANTASY IV: THE AFTER YEARS and FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a Darklord. FINAL FANTASY IV: THE AFTER YEARS is an RPG that continues the story that began in the 1991 Super Famicom title FINAL FANTASY IV. In Japan, this title was released as a downloadable cellular phone application in February 2008. It has since been lauded for its deep storytelling, and a year after its release, has been downloaded over 3 million times.

FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a Darklord is the newest installment in the FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES series, which has shipped over 2 million copies worldwide and is set to grow further in 2009. This title will be a sequel to FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a King, which launched simultaneously with the WiiWare service in May of 2008.

The Virtual Console allows Wii users to download and play classic titles released on previous game consoles, and now for the first time ever, the FINAL FANTASY series will be made available via home console download. The first installment of the series will be FINAL FANTASY, originally released for the Famicom in Japan in 1987, which will be available for download in May 2009 in Japan. The North American release is scheduled for a 2009 launch as well.

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