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RELIVE THE BIRTH OF A PHENOMENON WITH FINAL FANTASY&FINAL FANTASY II

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

London (19th December 2007)– Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix? interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that FINAL FANTASY? and FINAL FANTASY II will both be released in the UK and across all PAL territories on 8th February, 2008 on the PSP? (PlayStation? Portable) system.

Experience the classic gameplay, captivating storylines and unforgettable characters that gave birth to the FINAL FANTASY phenomenon. Completely re-mastered exclusively for PSP, FINAL FANTASY and FINAL FANTASY II are the definitive versions of the epic games that established the biggest RPG brand in the world.

These new editions feature redrawn graphics and character art, exclusive all-new dungeons, full 16:9 widescreen visuals and an updated camera view that gives players a new perspective on these two timeless classics that defined the RPG genre.

John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Ltd. comments,“FINAL FANTASY and FINAL FANTASY II represent the foundations of the Square Enix success story. They are the first two imaginative steps in the long and distinguished history of the FINAL FANTASY franchise. With these beautiful new versions, fans can now experience the origins of FINAL FANTASY wherever they go.”

About FINAL FANTASY

Story

The tale begins when four young warriors, each possessing a crystal, are summoned to restore the world’s harmonious elemental balance. During their voyage, they discover a nefarious entity has created turmoil in the structure of time in order to take control of the world, causing the heroes to travel to places they never imagined possible.

Features

• The ultimate edition of the game that gave birth to a phenomenon.

• The original game in the amazing FINAL FANTASY series that has sold over 80 million copies worldwide now returns in completely re-mastered form, exclusively for PSP.

• Redrawn graphics and enhanced sound capitalise on the PSP’s impressive audiovisual capabilities.

• Featuring an all-new dungeon, the Labyrinth of Time.

• Art Gallery mode allows you to view the stunning artwork of leading illustrator Yoshitaka Amano.

About FINAL FANTASY II

Story

A malevolent emperor has called upon monsters from a demonic realm to take over the world, ending what seemed to be an eternal period of peace. From the destruction rise four young survivors who will take it upon themselves to stop the merciless ruler and avenge the death of their parents.

Features

• Redrawn graphics and enhanced sound capitalise on the PSP’s impressive audiovisual capabilities.

• Featuring two all-new dungeons: Arcane Labyrinth and Arcane Sanctuary.

• Find and use new equipment, battle new enemies and defeat a new boss, all exclusive to the PSP version.

• Art Gallery mode allows you to view the stunning artwork of leading illustrator Yoshitaka Amano.

About Square Enix Co., Ltd.

Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix) with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, develops, publishes and distributes entertainment content including interactive entertainment software and publications in Asia, North America and Europe. Square Enix brings two of Japan's best-selling franchises– FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 80 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST? which has sold over 43 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.

About Square Enix Ltd.

Located in London, Square Enix Ltd. handles operations in Europe and other PAL territories including sales, marketing and publishing of Square Enix titles. More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found on the Internet at http://www.square-enix.com

DRAGON QUEST, FINAL FANTASY, SQUARE ENIX and the SQUARE ENIX logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Square Enix Co., Ltd. in the United Kingdom and/or other countries.“PlayStation” and PSP are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Square Enix Limited is a company registered in England&Wales under the number 3679704 whose registered office is Castle House, 37-45 Paul Street, London EC2A 4LS.

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Contact:

Alex Huhtala

Public Relations Manager

Square Enix Ltd

+44 (0) 20 7324 5223

alexh@square-enix-europe.com

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