Square Enix Announces FINAL FANTASY TACTICS A2: Grimoire of the Rift for Nintendo DS

March 19, 2008

Square Enix Announces FINAL FANTASY TACTICS
A2: Grimoire of the Rift for Nintendo DS

The Latest Square Enix Tactical RPG Enters the
Ivalice Alliance on June 24, 2008

Square Enix, Inc. announced today that the latest
entry in the IVALICE ALLIANCE series, FINAL FANTASY TACTICS A2: Grimoire of the
Rift is set to transport players to the fantastical world of Ivalice on June 24,
2008.

Embark on a journey through the vibrant world of
Ivalice this summer with FINAL FANTASY TACTICS A2: Grimoire of the Rift. As the
third entry in the Ivalice Alliance series, this follow-up to the 2003 Game Boy
Advance release brings the popular tactical franchise to the Nintendo DS for the
first time. FINAL FANTASY TACTICS A2: Grimoire of the Rift will introduce
newcomers to an engaging turn-based, grid-oriented battle system as they make
new discoveries alongside the hero in this lighthearted adventure. Long-time
fans will enjoy exciting new content and enhancements, including polished game
mechanics, intuitive stylus control, and new jobs and classes.

“FINAL FANTASY TACTICS A2: Grimoire of the Rift
makes the tactical RPG genre accessible to fans who may be unfamiliar with the
grid-based battle system,” said Director Yuichi Murasawa. “While maintaining the
classic functionality of the much-loved gameplay, this newest release boasts
upgrades that enable a more engrossing and fulfilling tactical RPG experience.”

STORY

School is out for the summer, but mischievous
Luso Clemens must first face detention to make up for his misbehavior. Alone in
the library, he stumbles upon an ancient book with magical powers that summons
him to the mystical land of Ivalice. Warped into the middle of a battlefield,
Luso joins Cid and his clan to set off on an adventurous journey looking for a
way home.

FEATURES

  • Explore the fantastic world of Ivalice and
    join forces with famous heroes from FINAL FANTASY XII – Vaan, Penelo and
    Al-Cid
  • All-new content and enhancements, including
    polished game mechanics, new jobs, new classes, and a new clan system that
    enrich the Ivalice experience for fans and newcomers alike
  • The North American release will allow players
    to command characters in battle and navigate through menus all with a tap of
    the stylus
  • Witness vibrant and colorful visuals in
    dual-screen presentation, made possible by Nintendo DS
  • Increased replay value with up to 400
    available quests, allowing players to immerse themselves in a multi-faceted
    storyline

FINAL FANTASY TACTICS A2: Grimoire of the Rift is
not yet rated. FINAL FANTASY TACTICS A2: Grimoire of the Rift will be available
at North American retailers for the suggested retail price of $39.99 (USD). The
official website can be found at

http://na.square-enix.com/ffta2/