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Piggyback Squares Up For Another Lavish Guide

King of Guides Offers Comprehensive KINGDOM HEARTS II Companion

Friday 29th September/...

Piggyback has unveiled the latest in its portfolio of lavish, detailed and 100 per cent complete guides.

Published by Square Enix in Europe, KINGDOM HEARTS II is the follow-up to 2002's smash RPG adventure, which included Square Enix characters and Disney icons, resulting in a game as memorable as it was popular.

KINGDOM HEARTS II picks up where the original left off - and, if its success in Japan and America is anything to go by, the game looks set to dominate the hearts and minds of gamers everywhere. KINGDOM HEARTS II sold over one million copies during its first month of sale in North America alone.

Piggyback has secured the rights to publish the game's official guide throughout the PAL territories. It is available from today, the same date as the game, in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish and priced at £11.95 in the UK.

"KINGDOM HEARTS II is a massive game which demands a 100 per cent complete guide," says Louie Beatty, managing director of Piggyback. "The game's popularity and depth should make this one our most popular publications to date."

Jonathan Symington, a Director of the Disney Global Book Group added: "The trade and public have been waiting a long, long time to play KINGDOM HEARTS II and anticipation for the official companion guide has been equally high in the PAL territories. Piggyback has delivered a guide of immense depth and quality, while making it accessible to players of all levels."

GUIDE FEATURES

· 248 pages

· Dedicated Extras chapter covers all secret bosses minigames, side-quests, optional worlds, Journal entries, and much more

· Full-blown Synthesis guide

· Every Gummi Ship component and Blueprint, all routes and numerous tips

· Piggyback's most detailed boss strategies yet

· Comprehensive 3D maps, exhaustive lists and tables covering all enemies, weapons, accessories, spells and abilities

· Complete step by step walkthrough of the game

· Quick search, colour-coded index, user-friendly tab system

· The 100% Complete Guide

KINGDOM HEARTS II - The Complete Guide

· RRP: £11.95/ AU$ 29.95 - Available in all good videogame retail outlets and bookstores.

· ISBN (UK): 1-903511-89-5

For further information:

Press only:

Simon Byron ( simon.byron@bhpr.co.uk) - Barrington Harvey

Tom Sargent ( Tom.Sargent@bhpr.co.uk) - Barrington Harvey

T: +44 (0)1462 456780

W: www.barringtonharvey.com

Trade only:

Louie Beatty - Piggyback Interactive Limited

T: +44 (20) 7313 9232

E: lb@piggybackinteractive.com

W: www.piggybackinteractive.com

Rating: 12+ PEGI

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Developed by SQUARE ENIX.

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