London (26th September 2008) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that Nippon Ichi Software’s Rhapsody™ ~A Musical Adventure~ will be released by Square Enix across PAL territories in Spring 2009, exclusively on the Nintendo DS™ handheld system.
If music be the food of love, then prepare to fall all over again for Rhapsody ~A Musical Adventure~. Available for the first time on Nintendo DS, this musical RPG classic has been redeveloped to utilise the interactive capabilities of the handheld console.
Fast-paced and easy to understand, even for those new to the RPG genre, the game features a simplified yet intuitive dual screen battle system, and an all-new easy to follow navigation map. The game’s simple and fun gameplay style, loveable characters that will sing and dance during key moments, and the quality of the anime art style, will make Rhapsody ~A Musical Adventure~ appeal to many types of gamer.
John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Ltd. comments, “Following the recent announcement for Disgaea® 3 and Disgaea DS, we’re delighted to be growing our relationship with Nippon Ichi by publishing Rhapsody ~A Musical Adventure~ across Europe and PAL territories. The game looks set to appeal to gamers of all ages.”
About Rhapsody ~A Musical Adventure~
Marl Kingdom, the land of hope and dreams!
This story follows the adventure of Cornet, a young girl who can communicate with puppets. Cornet is just like any other girl, dreaming of her perfect prince and hoping one day to fall helplessly in love...
Then one day, she hears a rumor that the Royal Family of Marl Kingdom will hold a contest to find a suitable wife and Princess-to-be for the dashing Prince Ferdinand.
Cornet and her best friend, a puppet named Kururu, set off on their quest to meet and fall in love with the prince of Marl Kingdom.
But before she gets that far, Cornet will encounter gangs of evil witches and sorcerers.
And so, Cornet’s “Operation Snag a Prince” is destined to become more complicated than she ever expected...
FeaturesRedeveloped to take advantage of the dual screen layout An all-new easy to follow navigation map allows players to look around and navigate dungeons with greater ease Intuitive Touch Screen controls allow you to control all actions including character movement Simplified yet intuitive dual screen battle system Additional playable characters
About Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix) with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, develops, publishes and distributes entertainment content including interactive entertainment software and publications in Asia, North America and Europe. Square Enix brings two of Japan's best-selling franchises – FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 85 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 46 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
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