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The Last Remnant Uncovered On Store Shelves Today

November 20, 2008

THE LAST REMNANT UNCOVERED ON STORE SHELVES TODAY

Xbox 360 Simultaneous Worldwide Launch Sweeps the Globe

Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that its new RPG, THE LAST REMNANT™, is available today worldwide for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

THE LAST REMNANT is a completely new RPG and the company’s first IP that seeks to implement elements that appeal to users around the world. The development team is comprised of rising stars who keep new ideas flowing, and Square Enix veterans who provide their expertise from the FINAL FANTASY® series.

“The simultaneous worldwide launch of THE LAST REMNANT was quite a challenge, considering the multitude of languages the title had to be localized in,” said John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix, Inc. and Square Enix, Ltd. “We couldn’t be more excited that this title is available to gamers around the world at the same time. We hope people will embrace our latest RPG and the efforts Square Enix is taking to expand its audience base globally.”

STORY

Long ago, the world was filled with Remnants — mysterious artifacts from an ancient civilization. But as time passed, the powers of the Remnants began to shift the world's balance. As the rift widened between those who ruled and those who were ruled over, a new era dawned: one of countless frays brought upon the world by those enslaved by their own lust for power.

Rush and Irina are the children of scientists researching the esoteric Remnants. One day, Irina is kidnapped by a mysterious group for reasons unknown. As Rush searches for his sister, the world is thrust into confusion while those who rule bicker over dividing the Remnants’ powers.

With the appearance of a mysterious man who calls himself the Conqueror, Rush is drawn into this international intrigue. While battling with his emotions in the search for his missing sister, he discovers he is somehow connected to the enigmatic Conqueror…

Into whose hands will the powers of the Remnants fall?

FEATURES

Massive battles: Large-scale battles come to life as players command unions of soldiers in an exhilarating new turn-based system – allowing for critical strategic play while enemy forces collide on a highly immersive battlefield rendered with amazing lighting and particle effects

Immersive world: Experience a visually stunning world rich with parched deserts, lush forests and sparkling seas inhabited by four distinct races: mitra, yama, qsiti and sovani. Details can be found throughout the cities — with inhabitants even proudly displaying distinct regional armor. Explore a plethora of cities, each anchored by a massive Remnant that protects the townspeople with a mysterious and great power

Captivating story: The war to possess the powers of the Remnants unravels in this epic saga. Packed with outstanding cinematics and a sweeping soundtrack composed by Tsuyoshi Sekito (FINAL FANTASY VII – Advent Children™ – and DAWN OF MANA®), a remarkable experience awaits players. In addition, the story experience can be expanded through multiple side quests

THE LAST REMNANT is rated M (Mature). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings. THE LAST REMNANT is available at North American retailers for the suggested retail price of $59.99. The official website can be found at http://na.square-enix.com/remnant

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