New Dragon Quest and Invalice Alliance coming

by: John -
Four new titles are set to hit the DS, Wii and PSP in the coming year from Square Enix. The DS is getting a monster-collecting RPG in Dragon Quest Monsters - Joker while the Wii sees Dragon Quest Swords The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors. You can bet Queen will utilize the Wii's motion sensing controls. In the Ivalice Alliance area, Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions will be on the PSP with Final Fantasy XII Revenant Wings appearing on the DS. Lions is an update to the 1997 game and gives you new PSP content. All these titles are slated for late this year.

DRAGON QUEST AND IVALICE ALLIANCE SET TO DEPLOY IN NORTH AMERICA

Two Blockbuster Franchises Contain Four Exciting Titles

Spanning Three Different Platforms

LOS ANGELES (May 16, 2007) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix™ interactive entertainment products in North America, today announced that it is bringing the next installments in the celebrated DRAGON QUEST® franchise and the all-new
IVALICE ALLIANCE™ to North America. This exciting announcement brings forth four new titles that are set to revolutionize the way players experience video gaming on the

Nintendo DS™, Wii™ and the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system in the coming year.

Having sold more than 41 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST is the premiere RPG franchise that has captivated audiences around the world for more than 20 years. Combining ingenious gameplay elements from series creator Yuji Horii, character designs from famed artist Akira Toriyama and music from renowned composer Koichi Sugiyama, the “big three” of game creators have delivered a timeless franchise that continues to reinvent itself in new and exciting ways. For 2007 and 2008, Square Enix will expand the franchise with the release of DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS — Joker™, an addictive handheld monster-collecting RPG for the Nintendo DS, and DRAGON QUEST SWORDS™:

The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors™, an immersive action-RPG for the Wii home video game system.

Ten years after FINAL FANTASY TACTICS® gave birth to the world of Ivalice, Square Enix introduces the IVALICE ALLIANCE, a series of titles set in the fantastical game world that serves as the backdrop for classic titles such as FINAL FANTASY TACTICS,

FINAL FANTASY TACTICS Advance and FINAL FANTASY® XII. Comprised of two unique titles for North America thus far, the IVALICE ALLIANCE seeks to offer a diverse collection of titles for a multitude of platforms. Discover a new Ivalice with every addition to the Alliance, each crafted by a development team with a unique vision.

DRAGON QUEST

DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS – Joker

Platform: Nintendo DS

ESRB Rating: Not Yet Rated

Release Date: Q4 2007

DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS – Joker is the latest installment in the venerable RPG franchise. Developed exclusively for the Nintendo DS and arriving in North America in Q4 2007, the player assumes the role of a Monster Scout as he captures, trains and breeds a powerful team from more than 200 classic DRAGON QUEST creatures in order to become the world’s greatest monster trainer. Already achieving sales of more than 1 million units in Japan, DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS – Joker is a breakout title that combines the depth of a classic DRAGON QUEST RPG with the addictiveness of a monster-catching adventure.

DRAGON QUEST SWORDS: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors

Platform: Wii

ESRB Rating: Not Yet Rated

Release Date: TBA

Developed from the ground up to take advantage of the Wii and its motion-sensing technology, DRAGON QUEST SWORDS: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors is set to slice its way onto Nintendo’s next-generation platform in 2008. This exclusive title utilizes the Wii’s motion-sensing controls as players use the Wii remote to slash, parry and blast their way through a land filled with trademark DRAGON QUEST foes. Developed with both longtime fans and casual players in mind,

DRAGON QUEST SWORDS: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors is poised to take video gaming to an entirely new level of fun and interaction.

 

IVALICE ALLIANCE

FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS

Platform: PSP system

ESRB Rating: Not Yet Rated

Release Date: October 2007

FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS is a portable update to 1997’s turn-based strategy game FINAL FANTASY TACTICS – an undisputed classic that gave birth to the world of Ivalice. FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS features PSP system exclusive content such as stunning CG sequences, powerful jobs, a widescreen presentation, head-to-head multiplayer, new storyline elements, and an all-new English translation. FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS will be released simultaneously in North American and European territories.

FINAL FANTASY XII REVENANT WINGS™

Platform: Nintendo DS

ESRB Rating: Not Yet Rated

Release Date: Coming this Winter

 

Following the story of the beloved classic that captivated more than 5 million players around the world, FINAL FANTASY XII REVENANT WINGS continues the tale that won numerous accolades from the industry’s top publications. Developed exclusively for the Nintendo DS, FINAL FANTASY XII REVENANT WINGS is an all-new experience that makes full use of the Nintendo DS’s unique features. Featuring full Touch Screen functionality,

FINAL FANTASY XII REVENANT WINGS allows players to control massive armies, unleash special moves and activate Gambits, all with the use of the stylus. The world of Ivalice comes alive through the respected musical stylings of Hitoshi Sakimoto and the direction of Motomu Toriyama, the director of FINAL FANTASY X-2 and the upcoming FINAL FANTASY XIII.

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