Square Enix announced today that they will be holding a launch party on June 26 at the PlayStation Store Metreon to celebrate 20 years of Final Fantasy. The party will kick off at 6:00 and you'll be able to check out the upcoming PSP versions of Final Fantasy I
and Final Fantasy II
. (or you can check out the screenshots they sent along with the release).
HAPPY 20TH ANNIVERSARY FINAL FANTASY!
SQUARE ENIX CORDIALLY INVITES FANS TO CELEBRATE THE AWARD-WINNING FRANCHISE
Special Launch Party Will Commemorate 20 Years of Passion, Loyalty and Devotion from Fans
LOS ANGELES (June 08, 2007) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix™ interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that it is holding a special launch party to celebrate the 20th anniversary of FINAL FANTASY®, the global phenomenon that has shipped more than 75 million units worldwide. Held on Tuesday, June 26 at the PlayStation® Store @ Metreon, the event will commemorate 20 years of devotion, dedication and passion from the greatest fans in the gaming industry.
WHEN: June 26, 2007 at 6:00PM
WHERE: PlayStation Store @ Metreon
101 4th St
San Francisco CA 94103
Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase FINAL FANTASY, developed exclusively for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, and be amongst the first to experience FINAL FANTASY II, also developed exclusively for the PSP system, that will ship to retail outlets on July 24, 2007. Additionally, the first 100 fans in attendance will receive giveaway items that are exclusive to the event. More information can be found at http://na.square-enix.com/ffanniversary/.
Originally released in Japan in 1987, FINAL FANTASY has been hailed by gamers and critics as one of the first RPGs to create a fantasy world that captured the imagination of players around the globe. Each game has brought new worlds and characters together with impressive graphics and storylines that have evolved into a one-of-a-kind series with a massive worldwide following. With unique characters, vast worlds and compelling storylines, the FINAL FANTASY series has generated its own subculture with the release of 30 console, online and handheld games, two CG-animated films and 49 music soundtracks worldwide.
FINAL FANTASY is rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older) by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) and will ship to retailers on June 26, 2007. FINAL FANTASY II is rated T (Teen) and will ship to retailers on July 24, 2007. For more information about the ESRB, please visit http://www.esrb.org. The anniversary editions of FINAL FANTASY and FINAL FANTASY II will be available separately at North American retailers for the suggested retail price of $29.99 (USD) each.
About Square Enix Co., Ltd. and Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix), 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 75 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 41 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 Co., Ltd. with offices in Los Angeles, California and Seattle, Washington. 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.