An unreal new property for Square Enix

by: John -
Square Enix is taking Epic's Unreal 3 engine and making a completely new RPG. The Last Remnant is coming to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and it will be released simultaneously in both Japan and North America. The game looks to throw a large number of units on screen and offer the great graphical capabilities of the Unreal engine. No time table on when the game's released but you can bet it's going to be a big hit because it's from Square.

SQUARE ENIX UNVEILS THE LAST REMNANT 

Company’s First Next Generation, Multiplatform RPG

to be Released Simultaneously in Japan and North America
 

LOS ANGELES (May 14, 2007) – Square Enix, Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan, Square Enix), a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software and services, announced today its first next generation multiplatform title, THE LAST REMNANTTM. Revealed at a press conference held in Tokyo before the company’s event "Square Enix Party 2007," held on May 12 and 13 at Makuhari Messe, the new game is planned for release on PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and

Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. THE LAST REMNANT is positioned to take on the world, with a simultaneous release in Japan and North America and a European release planned.

 

THE LAST REMNANT is a completely original RPG title, taking advantage of the power of next-generation hardware to build a lush, realtime fantasy world. Making full use of the power of Epic Games' flexible middleware solution, Unreal® Engine 3, Square Enix can now achieve simultaneous development on multiple platforms.

 

The game's battle system has been carefully crafted to deliver a brand-new experience for gamers, as they control forces in massive battles between up to seventy different units at once. Today's press conference also featured a demonstration of the game, showing off the dynamic world and sprawling landscapes of THE LAST REMNANT.

About THE LAST REMNANT

 

PRODUCT SUMMARY

Platforms:

PLAYSTATION 3

Xbox 360

ESRB Rating: Not Yet Rated

Release: TBA (Simultaneous in Japan and North America)

 

STORY

Long ago, the world was filled with Remnants — mysterious artifacts from an ancient civilization. But as time passed, the powers of the Remnants began to shift the world's balance. As the rift widened between those who ruled and those who were ruled over, a new era dawned: one of countless frays brought upon the world by those enslaved by their own lust for power.

 

A thousand years later, the journey of one young man begins...

 

FEATURES

Imagine a vast, war-torn battlefield, scarred by years of conflict. Countless enemies surround the player, who is backed up by his own army. Threatened by numerous foes and saved in the nick of time by allies, players will feel the true tension of a soldier on the battlefield. In THE LAST REMNANT, as many as seventy units will duke it out at once in fierce yet beautiful battles. Backed by the visual power of next-gen hardware, the unique play style and battle system will challenge and invigorate players like never before.
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