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Final Fantasy XII PAL Release Date Announcement

London (12th January 2007) - Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces the forthcoming epic FINAL FANTASY® XII will be released on 23rd February 2007.

The latest title in one of Square Enix's most beloved franchises will be released across all PAL territories exclusively on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system.

John Yamamoto, President and CEO of Square Enix Ltd. comments, "The PAL launch of FINAL FANTASY XII is our biggest release since Square Enix started self publishing across Europe last year. The game has already received Edge magazine's Best Game award for 2006, and with over 4 million copies already sold in other territories, we are looking forward to launching it to our fans in Europe and around the world."

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.


-The Story-

Enter an age where magic is commonplace and airships fill the skies, crowding out the heavens. A young orphan named Vaan dreams of escaping his life on the streets of

Rabanastre and piloting an airship of his own. Against the backdrop of the war engulfing the kingdom of Dalmasca, Vaan meets Princess Ashe, the sole surviving heir to the Dalmascan throne, long thought dead. Together, they will embark on an incredible journey through Ivalice. The choices they make will determine the very fate of the world.


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

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