Nintendo Reinvents a Hit Series: The
Fantasy is No Longer Final
"FINAL FANTASY I & II" Return with New
Storylines and Bonus Areas
REDMOND, Wash.–Nov. 29, 2004–As you and
your trusted companions enter the dark dungeon, a wave of deja vu sweeps over
you: You’ve been here before, but somehow things feel different. Is it a trick
of the mind? A spell from an evil sorcerer? Or have you just discovered the
secret behind "FINAL FANTASY(R) I & II: DAWN OF SOULS"?
Anyone who loves role-playing games has
likely spent countless hours immersed in the "FINAL FANTASY" universe, casting
spells, fighting evil and embarking on heroic missions. Nintendo now resurrects
the original installments of the multimillion-dollar Square Enix franchise that
set the standard for role-playing excitement and adds bonus content to make the
adventures new and fresh for even the most experienced players. "FINAL FANTASY I
& II: DAWN OF SOULS," which launches today for Game Boy(R) Advance SP, lets
players revisit familiar sagas before throwing new challenges at them. Both
games are contained on one game pak.
"Nintendo has taken two great games, added
some twists and made the first true `FINAL FANTASY’ adventure portable," said
George Harrison, Nintendo of America’s senior vice president of marketing and
corporate communications. "It’s easy to guess how excited the dedicated `FINAL
FANTASY’ fans are about the new spin on their beloved games."
The "FINAL FANTASY I" adventure follows four
young adventurers as they use swords and sorcery to help restore order to their
chaotic world. Players will discover a series of four bonus dungeons not found
in the original game. Inside, players will encounter and battle an array of
monsters from "FINAL FANTASY" games III through VI before fighting the final
boss; to keep things interesting, the layout of the dungeons changes every time.
In "FINAL FANTASY II," a band of orphans
leads a resistance force to free the world from the clutches of an evil empire.
After four characters die in the main game, a bonus storyline follows them into
the afterlife as they fight to defeat the emperor of Pandaemonium.
"FINAL FANTASY I & II: DAWN OF SOULS," Rated
E for Everyone, is available now at an MSRP of $34.99. "The Official Nintendo
FINAL FANTASY I & II: DAWN OF SOULS Player’s Guide," created by the editors of
"Nintendo Power," is now available at retail. For more information about the
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