July 24, 2006

Video Game Franchise Radio Station Back to AOL Radio by Popular Demand
Los Angeles (July 24, 2006)
Due to an outpouring of support from its fans, Square Enix, Inc. ("Square Enix"), the publisher of Square Enix™ products in North America, and AOL today announced the return of the FINAL FANTASY station exclusively to AOL Radio ( The station, which was a mainstay on AOL® Radio from November 2003 - April 2004, features tracks from legendary composers such as Nobuo Uematsu.

FINAL FANTASY radio will host a collection of tracks from the world's top-selling video game franchise, and is available to anyone for free on AOL Radio ( Additional information on the music of FINAL FANTASY can be found at

"We feel so fortunate to have such a loyal following and want to give a huge 'thank you' for their efforts to bring back FINAL FANTASY radio," said Daishiro Okada, President and COO, Square Enix, Inc. "We are especially delighted to have FINAL FANTASY radio return on such a prestigious online destination as AOL and look forward to our future endeavors with them."

"Based on literally hundreds of passionate emails, we knew FINAL FANTASY radio was sorely missed, and we are very pleased to now be able to respond," said Jack Isquith, Executive Director of AOL Music. "Thanks to the fans of this classic game series, we are proud to have FINAL FANTASY rejoin fan-driven AOL Radio stations like All Metallica, Video Game Scores, Anime Radio, Japanese Pop, Trance & Shuffle in our line-up of 200+ unique AOL Radio stations."

The FINAL FANTASY station continues to complement other features for the popular gaming franchise on AOL, including a full breakdown of all FINAL FANTASY games as part of AOL Games' Anime Gaming Guide. The addition of the FINAL FANTASY station is independent from AOL Radio's Video Game Scores station, which was launched in large part due to the original FINAL FANTASY station's popularity.

About Square Enix Co., Ltd. and Square Enix, Inc.
With headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix) develops, publishes and distributes entertainment content including interactive entertainment software and publications in Japan, North America, Europe and Asia. Square Enix brings two of Japan's best-selling franchises—FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 68 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 40 million units worldwide—under one roof. Square Enix is one of the most influential providers of digital entertainment content in the world and continues to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation.

Square Enix, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Co., Ltd. with offices in Los Angeles, California and Seattle, Washington. It handles operations in North America, including development, localization, marketing and publishing of Square Enix titles. More information on Square Enix can be found on the Internet at

About AOL Radio
AOL® Radio ( is a leading online radio service with over 200 stations of music, news, sports and talk, which includes AOL exclusive and original programming; All-Artist and Celebrity DJ stations; as well as a broad selection of popular XM Satellite Radio channels.

About AOL Music
AOL® Music ( is a leading online destination for music, reaching millions of music fans a month* through a rich array of programming, products and services that make it easy to discover, experience, listen to and buy music online.

*ComScore Media Metrix, June 2006

DRAGON QUEST, FINAL FANTASY, SQUARE ENIX and the Square Enix logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Square Enix Co., Ltd. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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