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Square Enix's Q1 2009 game release calendar updated

Posted by: Randy at 11/12/2008 10:41 AM
Square Enix is reiterating their for the first quarter of 2009.  First up will be the previously announced Star Ocean: Second Evolution for the PSP shipping January 6.  Which is followed up by the remade Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride for the Nintendo DS on February 17 (that's the first official announcement for Hand of the Heavenly Bride's release date).  Then comes a following wake of Star Ocean with Star Ocean: The Last Hope on the Xbox 360 come March 3.  And the latest entry in the Valkyrie Profile series Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume will ship March 17 for the Nintendo DS.


SQUARE ENIX UPDATES 2009 Q1 LINEUP

VALKYRIE PROFILE: Covenant of the Plume Is Confirmed for a North American Release, and

DRAGON QUEST V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride Is Given a Release Date

LOS ANGELES (November 11, 2008) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in North America, announced an updated lineup for the first quarter of 2009 today.


In addition to the previously announced STAR OCEAN®: Second Evolution™ for the
PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system and STAR OCEAN: THE LAST HOPE™ for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Square Enix revealed that both the remade classic, DRAGON QUEST® V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride™, and the latest entry in the VALKYRIE PROFILE® series, VALKYRIE PROFILE: Covenant of the Plume™, will be primed and ready for Nintendo DS™ owners come 2009.  

 

The countdown begins today for the first offerings of an exciting new year!

 

 

 

STAR OCEAN: Second Evolution

Developer: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.

Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.

Platform: PSP system

Genre: RPG

ESRB: T (Teen)

Ship Date: January 6, 2009

 

 

 

 
 

© 1998, 2008 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.

 
 

 


Following the exploits of humankind's journey across the stars, the STAR OCEAN saga comes to life in the completely remastered STAR OCEAN: Second Evolution, exclusively for the PSP system. Now with a revised game engine, an improved battle system and fully voiced, all-new animated scenes displayed in 16:9 widescreen, players can experience their journey through the rich STAR OCEAN universe like never before.

 

The official website can be found at http://na.square-enix.com/starocean/.

 

 

 

 

DRAGON QUEST V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride

Scenario & Game Design: Yuji Horii

Character Design: Akira Toriyama

Music Composer: Koichi Sugiyama

Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.

Developer: ArtePiazza

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: RPG

ESRB: E10+ (Everyone 10 and older)

© 2008 ARMOR PROJECT/BIRD STUDIO/ARTEPIAZZA/ SQUARE ENIX All Rights Reserved.

 

 
Ship Date: February 17, 2009


Never before released in North America, this entry in the Zenithia Trilogy follows a journey that transcends three generations. Travel alongside your father on his quest to see the world, grow to set forth on a journey of your own and face life-altering decisions as you continue your family's legacy. DRAGON QUEST V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride makes its way to Nintendo DS on February 17, 2009
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The official website can be found at http://na.square-enix.com/zenithia/.

 

 

STAR OCEAN: THE LAST HOPE

Developer: tri-Ace Inc.

Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.

Platform: Xbox 360

Genre: RPG

ESRB: Not Yet Rated

© SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. Developed by tri-Ace Inc.

 

 
Ship Date: March 3, 2009

 

 

STAR OCEAN: THE LAST HOPE is the latest entry in the futuristic STAR OCEAN series of RPGs. Science fiction and fantasy meld in this long-awaited continuation of the celebrated franchise from developer tri-Ace Inc.

 

The official website can be found at http://na.square-enix.com/starocean/.

 

 

 

VALKYRIE PROFILE: Covenant of the Plume

Developer: tri-Ace Inc.

Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: RPG

ESRB: Not Yet Rated
Ship Date: March 17, 2009

 

 
 

© 2008 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.  All Rights Reserved.

Developed by tri-Ace Inc.

Character Illustration: KOU YOSHINARI / YOU YOSHINARI

 

 
 


Destiny by sinner sought. Tragedy by power wrought. The origins of a cult classic are revealed in VALKYRIE PROFILE: Covenant of the Plume, the third entry in the critically acclaimed VALKYRIE PROFILE series. Development studio tri-Ace returns to craft a gameplay experience that boasts a captivating storyline with ties to Norse mythology and a familiar yet refreshing battle system enhanced with deeper strategic elements.  VALKYRIE PROFILE: Covenant of the Plume marks the debut of the series on Nintendo DS with its arrival on March 17, 2009.

 

The official website can be found at http://na.square-enix.com/vpcp/.

 

 

About Square Enix Co., Ltd. and Square Enix, Inc. 

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 46 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 Holdings Co., Ltd. with offices in Los Angeles, California. 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.

 

 

DRAGON QUEST, FINAL FANTASY, SQUARE ENIX and the SQUARE ENIX logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd in the United States and/or other countries. COVENANT OF THE PLUME, HAND OF THE HEAVENLY BRIDE, SECOND EVOLUTION, STAR OCEAN, THE LAST HOPE and VALKYRIE PROFILE are registered trademarks or trademarks of Square Enix Co., Ltd in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Nintendo DS is a trademark of Nintendo.