LOS ANGELES (March 28, 2011) — Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that BUST–A–MOVE® UNIVERSE is now available at retailers. Originally released in Japan in 1994 as a TAITO® arcade game, the popular puzzle series returns in a whole new 3–D universe of puzzles to solve. Available at launch for the Nintendo 3DS™ handheld system, BUST–A–MOVE UNIVERSE offers fans vibrant 3–D effects and enhanced features for hours of non–stop bubble–popping fun.
“We are thrilled that BUST–A–MOVE UNIVERSE will be a part of the launch line up for its new handheld system,” said Mona Hamilton, vice president of marketing for Square Enix. “The game’s attractive price–point, pick–up–and–play ability and simplistic yet challenging gameplay will appeal to hardcore gamers and casual players alike.”
FeaturesENDLESS BUBBLE–POPPING FUN: Clear round after round in Puzzle Mode with its explosive boss battles, or take on 100–second, 300–second or Nonstop Bubbles in Challenge Mode SIMPLE GAMEPLAY MECHANICS: Shoot, connect and burst bubbles of the same color FULL 3–D EFFECTS: Engaging gameplay in a vibrant, 3–D universe FAMILIAR CAST: Iconic characters Bub and Bob are instantly recognized by gamers as the heroes of BUST–A–MOVE and BUBBLE BOBBLE®
BUST–A–MOVE UNIVERSE is now available at North American retailers for the suggested price of $29.99. BUST–A–MOVE UNIVERSE is rated “E” (Everyone). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.
For more information about BUST–A–MOVE UNIVERSE, please visit the official website at: http://bustamoveuniverse.com/
About Square Enix
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 97 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 54 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 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/.