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Final Fantasy XII Officially 'Best Game'

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London (December 18th, 2006) - Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today comments on Edge magazine's Best Game award for FINAL FANTASY® XII.

'Beautiful, engrossing and impeccably polished. A work of progressive genius'

EDGE magazine

John Yamamoto, President and CEO of Square Enix Ltd. says, "We are delighted FINAL FANTASY XII has received the Best Game award from Edge magazine. The game will be released across Europe in early 2007, and to receive such a coveted award so early on in the campaign is a fantastic endorsement for us, and a great tribute to the development team behind the multi-million-selling game.

Yamamoto adds, "FINAL FANTASY is one of the greatest game franchises ever created, and on the eve of the series' 20th anniversary, it's clear to see FINAL FANTASY is as groundbreaking as ever."

FINAL FANTASY XII, the latest title in one of Square Enix's most beloved franchises, will release across all PAL territories exclusively on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system.

Since its debut in 1987, the FINAL FANTASY series has sold over 70 million units worldwide. With its cutting-edge visuals, unique worlds and intricate narrative, FINAL FANTASY has defined the role-playing genre and continues to be adored by fans around the globe.

About Square Enix Co., Ltd.

With headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix) develops, publishes and distributes entertainment content including interactive entertainment software and publications in Japan, North America, Europe and Asia. Square Enix brings two of Japan's best-selling franchises - FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 70 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.

About Square Enix Ltd.

Located in London, Square Enix Ltd. handles operations in Europe and other PAL territories including sales, marketing and publishing of Square Enix titles. More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found on the Internet at http://www.square-enix.com

DRAGON QUEST, FINAL FANTASY, SQUARE ENIX, and the SQUARE ENIX logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Square Enix Co., Ltd. in United Kingdom and/or other countries.

"PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact:

Alex Huhtala

Public Relations Manager

Square Enix Ltd

+44 (0) 20 7324 5223

alexh@square-enix-europe.com

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