ENIX AMERICA INC. ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF ‘DRAGON
QUEST® IV’ IN JAPAN
COMPANY TO LAUNCH TITLE AS ‘DRAGON WARRIOR® IV’ IN NORTH AMERICA
SEATTLE, WA, August 22, 2001 – Following the
top-selling success of Dragon Warrior III
and the highly anticipated debut of Dragon
Warrior VII, Enix America Inc. today announced that it will
introduce Dragon Warrior IV to
North America. The title will be exclusive to the PlayStation®
game console. Dragon Quest IV
was simultaneously announced by Japanese parent company, Enix Corporation.
“The overwhelming success of
Dragon Warrior III not only
reaffirms the popularity of the franchise, but also underscores our belief
that a fantastic game-play experience is independent of the platform on which
it is played,” said Paul Handelman, president of Enix America. “Each game in
the Dragon Warrior series is a
brilliant stand-alone product that feeds into a greater, more fully involved
universe that is tantalizing players of all ages.”
Part of the franchise’s amazing appeal is the
delicate translation work accomplished by Enix America Inc. In faithfully
maintaining the engaging storyline and capturing the subtle humor and wit of
the characters, Enix has managed to develop an audience beyond that of the
traditional gamer. As a result, both hardcore and novice players are finding
the company’s Dragon Warrior
games the perfect interactive outlet.
In the coming months, Enix America Inc. is
shipping Dragon Warrior Monsters 2—Cobi’s
Journey and Tara’s Adventure
for Game Boy® Color in September, as well as
Dragon Warrior VII for the
PlayStation game console in October.
About the Dragon Warrior
Known as Dragon Quest in Japan, the
Dragon Warrior series has sold
more than 27 million units worldwide. The recently released title,
Dragon Quest VII, has sold more
than four million copies in Japan, and is the best-selling videogame ever for
the PlayStation game console in Japan.
About Enix America Inc.
Based in Seattle, WA.,
Enix America Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Enix Corporation, Japan.
Enix Corporation pioneered the console software role-playing game genre and is
one of Japan’s top five publishers of video game software.
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