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Demo due next week; real deal to launch on February 4th.


London (17 December 2010) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces a demo and the launch timing for the forthcoming PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) release LORD of ARCANA®.

Launching on the PlayStation Store on 22 December, The LORD of ARCANA demo allows players to experience the opening stages of the full release, starting with a tutorial and then mastering the game’s first three quests. Most importantly, players can use the demo to level-up their character pre-release and transfer their save data over to the full game when it launches on 4 February.

In LORD of ARCANA players are plunged into the dark depths of the underworld to fight vast and powerful creatures of legend in their quest to obtain the power of Arcana. Combat is simple yet rewarding, brutal moves can be performed simply and swiftly as you take on a huge variety of stunning and fantastical monsters. A host of gaming design legends have let their imaginations run wild with a bestiary of thrilling creature designs that will prove a fearsome challenge for brave players.

LORD of ARCANA will be released as a special “Slayer Edition”, comprising of a copy of the game in a unique ‘Slayer Red’ game case, a 44 page hardback artbook ‘The Art of LORD of ARCANA’ and a Mini Soundtrack CD.

For more information about LORD of ARCANA please visit the official website at:


This world is called Horodyn, so named for its first king.

At the edge of a village surrounded by a huge forest lies the powerful stone Arcana, the source of all order in the world.

It is said that only one with power can acquire Arcana.

Slayers annihilate hordes of monsters so that they could lay their hands on Arcana.

What power does it hold within? And to what destiny is one with Arcana bound?

Full-Game Features:

•       Incredible visuals that push PSP to the limit

•       Monster designs by a collaboration of world-renowned artists

•       Thrilling combat lets you instantly create stunning and devastating attacks to decimate your enemies

•       Create and customise unique weapons and armour to tailor your own unique warrior

•       4-player Ad-hoc mode lets you team-up with friends for hours of adventure

•       Huge diversity of missions for hours of gaming solo or with friends

•       Ongoing DLC content for exciting new missions

About Square Enix Ltd.

Square Enix Ltd., a part of the Square Enix Europe business unit, develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix Group. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as IO Interactive™, Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 97 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 54 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER® which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

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LORD of ARCANA is a trademark or registered trademark of Square Enix Co., Ltd. DRAGON QUEST, FINAL FANTASY, SQUARE ENIX and the SQUARE ENIX logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. in the United Kingdom and/or other countries. EIDOS, TOMB RAIDER, IO INTERACTIVE and CRYSTAL DYNAMICS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Square Enix Ltd. in the United Kingdom and/or other countries. “PlayStation” and the “PS” Family logo are registered trademarks and “PSP” is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Square Enix Limited is a company registered in England & Wales under the number 01804186 whose registered office is situated at Wimbledon Bridge House, 1 Hartfield Road, London, SW19 3RU, United Kingdom




Alex Huhtala

European Public Relations Manager

Square Enix Ltd  

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