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Massively Addictive Puzzle Game Available Now on 30 Handsets

October 3, 2005

Los Angeles, CA (October 3, 2005)

Square Enix, a leader in interactive entertainment products and Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, today announced the availability of Square Enix's latest mobile title HEXCITE Fusion on Verizon Wireless. HEXCITE Fusion is available on 30 different Verizon Wireless phones including select models from Audiovox, Kyocera, LG, Motorola and Samsung.

HEXCITE Fusion is based on popular board game that has shipped over 800,000 copies in the U.S. and Japan combined. Shifting shapes to form a geometric strategy, players will find themselves losing track of time as minutes turn into hours in this highly addictive and challenging puzzle game. Players can connect with a friend in a competitive two-player mode or match wits against three different AI levels.

"Square Enix"s mobile development is perhaps best known for multifaceted, RPG styled titles for high-end handsets, but we also want to offer entertaining and highly accessible titles for people without them having to be fans of a game series or owning the latest handset," said Kosei Ito, Vice President for Square Enix Mobile Products. "HEXCITE Fusion is a great example of this focus - it's a puzzle game that's accessible to a broad range of people plus we've added a unique element which allows for one on one matches."


HEXCITE Fusion is available for a monthly subscription fee of $1.99 or $4.99 for unlimited use, in addition to monthly subscriber fees. A trial version (3 minutes) is also available on supported handsets. For information on handsets compatible with HEXCITE Fusion please visit http://www.sqexm.com/games.php?id=6&navid or http://www.getitnow.vzwshop.com/getgames.search.list.do?tb_search=hexcite.

About Square Enix Co., Ltd. and Square Enix, Inc.

Headquartered 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 63 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUESTTM, which has sold over 40 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.

Square Enix, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Co., Ltd. with offices in Los Angeles, CA and Seattle, WA. It handles operations in North America, including development, localization, marketing, and publishing of Square Enix titles. More information on Square Enix can be found on the Internet at http://www.square-enix.com/

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 43.8 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

® 2005 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, DRAGON QUEST, and FINAL FANTASY are trademarks or registered trademarks of Square Enix Co, Ltd. in Japan and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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