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  SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES PAX PRIME 2014 LINE UP
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08/21/2014
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

SEATTLE (Aug. 21, 2014)Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX interactive entertainment products in the Americas, is inviting fans to come experience their upcoming lineup at this year’s PAX Prime, taking place in Seattle, WA from August 29 to September 1.

Attendees will get the chance to play the latest titles from Square Enix’s impressive roster of role-playing games, including the musical rhythm RPG THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL , the HD-remastered compilation KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX , and the recent releases DRAGON QUEST™ VIII: Journey of the Cursed King and DRAGON QUEST IV: Chapters of the Chosen for mobile devices.

Fans can also experience other major titles from Square Enix, such as, Lara Croft® and the Temple of Osiris , the sequel to Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light; the team-based multiplayer action game Nosgoth ; and massively competitive mobile title Hitman: Sniper .

Fans of the Hitman franchise will also have the opportunity to participate in Hitman: Sniper tournaments that will be held hourly in the Square Enix booth. At the end of each day, the player with the highest score from all of the tournaments, will have their high-score integrated into the final game at launch with a special elite treatment.

There will also be a special Hitman: Sniper community event held by Unity and Square Enix Montréal at the Hard Rock Café on Friday, August 29th from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The Grand Prize winner at the community event will win an impressive prize package, which includes the opportunity to be integrated into the game as a villain for Agent 47 to eliminate with their custom 3D model.

PAX Prime attendees can visit the Hitman: Sniper community event at the address below:

WHEN:

Friday, August 29

8 p.m. - 11 p.m. (Tournament Period)

8 p.m. – 2 a.m. (Event Period)

WHERE:

Hard Rock Café

116 Pike St

Seattle, WA 98101

To check out what Square Enix has to offer at PAX Prime 2014, please visit the Square Enix Booth at Booth #3630.

The full lineup includes:

                                                                  

HD Consoles and PC Lineup

LARA CROFT AND THE TEMPLE OF OSIRIS

Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation®4, Windows PC

Developer: Crystal Dynamics

ESRB: T (Teen)

Available: December 9, 2014

Developed by Crystal Dynamics, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. In her new adventure, Lara Croft travels to Egypt and must join forces with rival treasure hunter Carter Bell and imprisoned gods Horus and Isis, to defeat the evil god Set. Featuring a four-player co-op story, players must work together to explore the temple, defeat hordes of enemies from the Egyptian underworld, solve devious puzzles, and avoid deadly traps. All the while, players will compete for treasure, powerful artifacts, and ultimate bragging rights.

KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX

Platform: PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system

Developer: Square Enix

ESRB: E10+ (Everyone 10+)

Available: December 2, 2014

KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX is a fully remastered HD compilation of KINGDOM HEARTS II FINAL MIX and KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep FINAL MIX. Both games will be available for the first time in North America for the PlayStation®3 system. Theatrical cut-scenes from KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded will also be included in the compilation. The game is a follow-up to last year’s KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX and will also lead into the highly anticipated KINGDOM HEARTS III.

NOSGOTH

Platform: Windows PC

Developer: Psyonix

ESRB: Rating Pending

Available: In Closed Beta

Nosgoth is an upcoming free-to-play multiplayer experience from the Legacy of Kain series of video games, involving humans and vampires locked in a bloody struggle against one another. Players can play both as Humans and Vampires in the game, level up individual classes and purchase upgrades to further power up your character.

Handheld and Mobile Lineup

THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL

Platform: Nintendo 3DS™ system

Developer: indieszero Co., Ltd.

ESRB: T (Teen)

Available: September 16, 2014

Combining hallmark FINAL FANTASY music with role playing game (RPG) elements, the new THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL is bursting with new content, including the new “Versus Mode” where players can now compete head-to-head with friends and other players. The game also includes 221 songs and over 60 playable characters from the entire FINAL FANTASY series. Players can relive nostalgic moments as they tap their way through key FINAL FANTASY events, field themes and battle arrangements.

HITMAN: SNIPER™

Platform: iOS, Android

Developer: Square Enix Montréal

Age Rating: 17+

Available: Winter

Hitman: Sniper is an upcoming free-to-play, massively competitive sniper game. Take on the role of Agent 47 and scope in on your marks using skill, subtlety, smarts and subterfuge to complete your contracts. Spend your hard earned blood money on a wealth of powerful rifles and authentic, game-changing upgrades. Engage your friends in leaderboard driven challenges and prove you have what it takes to be the deadliest marksman around.

DRAGON QUEST VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

Platform: iOS, Android

Developer: Square Enix

Available: Now

DRAGON QUEST VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is now ported for the first time to mobile phones and tablets. As the first game in the series with 3D graphics,  DRAGON QUEST VIII: Journey of the Cursed King lets mobile players revisit a beautiful world filled with vast grassy fields, snow-capped mountains, daunting dungeons and restless seas. Players can slide their screens to pan the camera in a full 360 degrees around the character. In addition,  DRAGON QUEST VIII: Journey of the Cursed King features the original title’s revolutionary synthesizer score, orchestrated by the series’ long time music composer Koichi Sugiyama.

DRAGON QUEST IV: Chapters of the Chosen

Platform: iOS, Android

Developer: Square Enix

Available: Now

DRAGON QUEST IV: Chapters of the Chosen was originally released in Japan on the Family Computer System in 1990, and later on the PlayStation and Nintendo DS™ system. Compiling five chapters to create one epic story, traveling in a large party on a wagon, and issuing commands that allow party members to fight using their own AI has made the game a sensational hit. The mobile version includes the party conversation feature which is new for North American fans. Players can talk to their party to receive various responses throughout their adventures and experience the first game in the Zenethian Saga with the unique chapter based story system.

Assets for the above titles can be found on the SQUARE ENIX press site at http://press.na.square-enix.com/.

About Square Enix, Inc.

Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 110 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 64 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 42 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://www.square-enix.com/na.

CHAPTERS OF THE CHOSEN, CRYSTAL DYNAMICS, DRAGON QUEST, EIDOS, IO INTERACTIVE, FINAL FANTASY, A REALM REBORN, JOURNEY OF THE CURSED KING, LARA CROFT, NOSGOTH, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, TAITO, THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY CURTAIN CALL, TOMB RAIDER, THE TEMPLE OF OSIRIS are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix Group.  "PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. Nintendo 3DS is a trademark of Nintendo. iPhone, iPod and iPod Touch are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Android and Android Market are registered trademarks or trademarks of Google Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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