SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES RECORD SHIPMENT WITH FINAL FANTASY XII

November 6, 2006

SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES RECORD SHIPMENT WITH FINAL FANTASY XII
First Street-Dated Title Ships 1.5 Million Units
Los Angeles, Calif. (November 6, 2006)
Square Enix, Inc. (Square Enix), the publisher of Square Enix™ interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that 1.5 million copies of FINAL FANTASY® XII became available for purchase at North American retailers on the street date of October 31, 2006. FINAL FANTASY XII is the company‘s first street-dated title and has set a new record in the number of units shipped.

FINAL FANTASY XII is the latest entry in the timeless franchise that has sold more than 68 million units worldwide. Developed exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, FINAL FANTASY XII has already sold more than 2.4 million units in Japan since its release on March 16, 2006, and has won numerous Game of the Month awards from the industry‘s top publications in America, making it one of the highest-reviewed games of the year. In honor of this phenomenon, there was a celebration in Times Square on October 11, 2006 to commemorate the upcoming release of FINAL FANTASY XII.

Story
Two years after the fall of Dalmasca, the once proud kingdom struggles under the rule of its oppressors. Subjugated by the mighty Archadian Empire and bereft of its royal family, the kingdom clings tenuously to life. Dalmasca s future has been enslaved.

To Vaan, a young man living on the streets of Rabanastre, the Empire is a hated foe that took the life of his brother. When Vaan meets Princess Ashe, the sole surviving heir to the Dalmascan throne, the two embark on an incredible journey through Ivalice, tracing the mysteries behind the Archadian Empire's invasion. As they travel, they encounter others opposed to the Empire. Together, the choices they make will determine the very fate of the world.

Features
  • Newly implemented 16:9 feature enhances graphics on widescreen televisions
  • Brand-new, fully voiced cutscenes added for the North American release
  • Gorgeous CG cinematics and cutscenes in Dolby® Pro Logic II combined with real-time graphics rivaling those of next-gen titles
  • Shocking plot twists take players on an unforgettable journey of betrayal, political intrigue and a kingdom's struggle for survival
  • Active Dimension Battle (ADB) system enables players to move seamlessly between exploration and combat
  • Highly customizable Gambit system allows complete control over character A.I. during battles
  • License board gives the player the ability to customize each character's skills and abilities


  • Exclusive to GameStop and EB Games, the limited run of the FINAL FANTASY XII Collector‘s Edition is housed in special steel packaging, with completely unique package art. The bonus DVD offers Japanese and American promotional trailers, in-depth developer interviews, an art gallery and a featurette illustrating the history of the FINAL FANTASY series.

    FINAL FANTASY XII is available at North American retailers at a suggested retail price of $49.99 (USD). The Collector‘s Edition, offered exclusively at GameStop and EB Games stores as well as through the e-commerce sites GameStop.com and EBgames.com, is available at a suggested retail price of $59.99 (USD).

    FINAL FANTASY XII has been rated T for Teen by the ESRB. For more information about the ESRB, please visit: www.esrb.org. For the latest updates on FINAL FANTASY XII, visit: www.finalfantasyxii.com.

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

    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. Dolby, Pro Logic and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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