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THE LAST REMNANT GAMES FOR WINDOWS VERSION AVAILABLE ACROSS EUROPE IN MARCH

London (20th February 2009)– Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix? interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that the forthcoming Games for Windows? version of THE LAST REMNANT™ will be released across all PAL territories on 20th March.

From the makers of the FINAL FANTASY? series comes an epic new adventure. THE LAST REMNANT is a completely original adventure title, benefiting from the finest creative talent to build a lush, real-time fantasy world. The game's battle system has been carefully crafted to deliver a brand-new experience for gamers, as they control forces in massive cinematic battles.

The Games for Windows version boasts a host of new features, these include; giving the player the choice to select Japanese or English voice-overs, improved character animations, the ability to allow multiple leader units to form unions and faster gameplay during battles.

John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Ltd. comments,“We hope to reach a new audience with the Games for Windows version of THE LAST REMNANT. The work that has been put into this version of the game is truly stunning and I hope that fans enjoy this exciting new adventure.”

For more information about THE LAST REMNANT and to find out about the new benchmark software and downloadable demo, please visit the official website at www.lastremnant-game.com

About THE LAST REMNANT

Story

In ancient times, mysterious artefacts referred to as Remnants were discovered all over the world. Offering incredible power, they soon came into the hands of the covetous few, and thus was the world’s delicate equilibrium shattered. The people were divided into those who ruled and those who were ruled over. War was inevitable. Our story begins a thousand years later…

Rush lives with his sister Irina on the secluded Eulam Island, a place far removed from the ceaseless battle for control over the Remnants which rages on the mainland. However, his peaceful life is shattered one day when he witnesses his sister’s abduction by a mysterious group of soldiers. He immediately sets off after them, ill-prepared for the evils of the outside world but determined to find his sister at any cost.

Features

• A new adventure from Square Enix and the creators of the FINAL FANTASY series

• Innovative new battle system that allows for large scale battles delivered with an unrivalled cinematic intensity

• Selective Encounter System allows you to engage the enemy your way, eliminating random battles

• Fully localised for PAL territories with French, German, Spanish and Italian subtitles and menu screens, Games for Windows version includes the option to select Japanese or English voice-overs

• New features not included in the original Xbox 360 release version include:

o Ability to form unions with multiple leader units

o Autosave and normal save functions available between consecutive battles

o Graphical weapon previews assist players with weapon selection

o New allied characters to aide players in battle

o Improved character animations

o Increased speed of gameplay in battle sequences

About Square Enix Co., Ltd.

Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., 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 85 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST? which has sold over 47 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.

Square Enix Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. with offices 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 Holdings Co., Ltd. in the United Kingdom and/or other countries. THE LAST REMNANT is a registered trademark of Square Enix Co., Ltd. in the United Kingdom and/or other countries. Games for Windows, Windows, Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, andthe Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies and are used under license from the owner. Unreal is a registered trademark of Epic Games Inc in the U.S. and/or other countries. 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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