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Square Enix Launches DRAGON QUEST SWORDS: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors

February 19, 2008

DRAGON QUEST SWORDS: THE MASKED QUEEN AND THE TOWER OF MIRRORS SLASHES ITS WAY TO NORTH AMERICAN RETAILERS TODAY

Square Enix Launches a Timeless Franchise into the Next Generation of Interactivity

Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix(tm) interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that DRAGON QUEST® SWORDS: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors(tm) has shipped to North American retailers.

DRAGON QUEST SWORDS: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors is the first Square Enix RPG to arrive exclusively on Wii(tm). Slice and slash your way through an epic journey with the Wii Remote(tm), fully utilizing its motion-sensing capabilities to shield against enemies and execute special attacks.

Intuitive, interactive, and easy to play, DRAGON QUEST SWORDS: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors invites players of all levels and ages to jump right into the colorful world of the franchise that has sold over 43 million units worldwide. Whether you are already familiar with DRAGON QUEST or a newcomer, this revolutionary new installment in the beloved RPG franchise is sure to awaken the hero in you!

Story

Five years have passed since the defeat of the Deathbringer, and the kingdom of Avalonia joyously celebrates what seems to be an everlasting era of peace. However, a closer look reveals that things are amiss. Calamity arises within the kingdom, as unfamiliar and powerful monsters invade the outskirts of town. With the Deathbringer gone, what explanation is there for the onset of these monsters? And what of the queen, who has come to hide her face behind a strange mask? Make your way through the perilous journey, solve the baffling mysteries and return order to Avalonia.

Features

  • Delve into an unforgettable gaming experience, created by the “big three” – a team comprising series creator Yuji Horii, legendary manga artist Akira Toriyama and renowned composer Koichi Sugiyama.

  • Show off your swordsmanship, block enemy attacks, and use special skills, all through the simple and intuitive use of the Wii Remote!

  • Combine materials to personalize your sword, allowing you to engage in battles unique to your customized abilities and powers.

  • Experience an epic adventure in the world of DRAGON QUEST, rendered through stunning visuals and a powerful soundtrack delivered by famed game music composers Manami Matsumae and Koichi Sugiyama.

  •  Take on the challenges presented by all-new features for the North American release, including a Payback Mode and four hidden bosses!

DRAGON QUEST SWORDS: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors is rated T (Teen). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.com  for more information about ratings. DRAGON QUEST SWORDS: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors will be available at North American retailers for the suggested retail price of $49.99 (USD). The official website can be found at http://na.square-enix.com/dqswords/

 

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