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There's a Square Enix in my Gamepot

by: Chad -
There is no shortage of free-to-play online games.  However, how many of them have been developed by Square Enix?  There's soon to be at least one since Gamepot USA has partnered with Square Enix to bring Fantasy Earth Zero to North America. 

Fantasy Earth Zero is an MMORPG that has strong PVP elements.  So strong, in fact, that it boasts 50 vs. 50 PVP battles.  There are three classes, five kingdoms to side with, and more.  Find out more in the press release or click here to visit Gamepot USA's web site.

Gamepot Partners with SquareEnix for Fantasy Earth Zero

LOS ANGELES - January 12, 2010 - Gamepot (USA), Inc, the U.S. publishing division of Japanese gaming behemoth Gamepot, Inc., will soon unleash one of the most anticipated free-to-play online games on North American gamers: Fantasy Earth Zero (FEZ). This massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG) from Square Enix Co., Ltd., the creators of Final Fantasy® and Dragon Quest®, two of the world's most well-respected video game franchises in history, will make its way to North America for the first time with its launch early this year. Combining the respected pedigree of Square Enix with the Gamepot (USA) promise of high-quality free-to-play games, FEZ aims to be one of the top online entertainment experiences of 2010, providing fans of Square Enix - and of all MMOROPGs in general - a chance to step into a world fueled by exhilarating combat, absolutely free of charge.

Fantasy Earth Zero boasts a vast game world that puts epic warfare directly in the hands of the players, emphasizing bristling battle systems, loyalty to friends and defending the player's country against all threats. FEZ combines fast-paced action and RPG elements in a player vs. player vs. environment (PvPvE) world.

"Imagine a world of perpetual warfare, legions of unique classes, and a Hyper-Active Battle System ---Think the best scenes in Gladiator or Braveheart, with the action ratcheted up to 20," said Thomas Lee, senior director of business and marketing, Gamepot (USA), Inc. "It's quite unlike any MMORPG available - our 50 vs. 50 PvP system is pure, pulse-pounding excitement. And now, for the first time ever, North American players can step into a world from the creators of so many high-quality RPGs,completely for free."

In Fantasy Earth Zero, an era of peace ironically brings about war, which causes trivial disputes of the past to evolve into full-blown battles, throwing the world of Melpharia into chaos. Kingdoms are created and destroyed over the years while their inhabitants fight for control of powerful crystals spread throughout the land. These crystals are the origins of everything in the world and their power can be used for transformations, healing, and more, making them invaluable.

Fantasy Earth Zero features three distinct classes to choose from, five unique kingdoms vying for a player's allegiance, immersive quests, a stunning soundtrack by Hitoshi Sakamoto (Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy 12), the pulse-pounding excitement of 50 vs. 50 PvP and a nearly endless array of character customization options, making it one of the most robust and anticipated free-to-play MMO games of 2010.

For more information on Fantasy Earth Zero, or to sign up for a chance to get into the beta, please visit: http://fez.gamepotusa.com/.

About Gamepot (USA), Inc.
Gamepot (USA), Inc. is the U.S. publishing division of Gamepot, Inc., one of Japan's top gaming firms. Opening its Los Angeles office in August 2008,Gamepot (USA), Inc. is dedicated to providing the best games free of charge, and invites all players to "Taste the fun". Gamepot has a full course meal of fun, fulfilling games slated for North America and beyond. For more information, please visit http://www.gamepotusa.com

About Square Enix
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 92 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST, which has sold over 53 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.

FANTASY EARTH and FANTASY EARTH ZERO are registered trademarks or trademarks of Square Enix Co., Ltd. in the United States and/or other countries.
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