FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
London (1 February 2011) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces The 3 rd Birthday™ will be released as a special TWISTED EDITION retail pack featuring a number of exclusive items, available across Europe and PAL territories exclusively for the PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system during spring 2011.
In addition to the game, the TWISTED EDITION retail pack will include a copy of CTI Confidential – an exclusive 48 page hardback book packed with top secret artwork and concept illustrations; two deluxe Aya Brea Lithograph art prints and an exclusive Lightning in Aya Brea costume for use in the forthcoming PSP release DISSIDIA® 012[duodecim]™ FINAL FANTASY®.
Square Enix can also reveal details of the game’s celebrity voice cast including Yvonne Strahovski of TV series Chuck as the voice of Aya Brea. Yvonne Strahovski comments, “I was immediately interested when Square Enix approached me with the opportunity to play Aya Brea in The 3rd Birthday. I love Aya – she’s strong, driven and ready to take on the world. My goal was to bring all of her characteristics to life to really tell her story and create the best experience for all gamers.”
Additionally, the game’s mysterious Kyle Madigan is voiced by Jensen Ackles of TV’s Supernatural series. “The 3rd Birthday will pull players in immediately with its incredible graphics and character driven story line. I felt like I was creating a movie.” Comments Jensen Ackles.
About The 3 rd Birthday
The 3 rd Birthday is an engrossing new chapter for Aya Brea, the main character in the hugely popular PARASITE EVE® series. Set in New York in 2012, Aya is mankind’s last hope for survival against the powerful Twisted.
Combining all-action third-person shooter gameplay with rich character development, weapon customisation, awesome missions and a gripping suspense-filled story, The 3 rd Birthday delivers incredible visuals unmatched among portable games.
• Exciting New Chapter for Aya Brea from the popular PARASITE EVE series: An engaging, all-new tale of survival horror set in a ravaged New York City.
• Action-packed fast-paced storyline: Fight back the Twisted’s vicious onslaught in a third-person shooter featuring in-depth character progression and customisation.
• Strategic gameplay:
• The new Overdive System gives players a tactical advantage when faced with making split-second decisions on the battlefield.
• Tailor Aya’s DNA and weaponry to improve her skills in battle
• All-star production staff:Including character designer Tetsuya Nomura (KINGDOM HEARTS series), producer Yoshinori Kitase (FINAL FANTASY series), director Hajime Tabata (CRISIS CORE® -FINAL FANTASY VII-), art director Isamu Kamikokuryo (FINAL FANTASY XIII) and music by Yoko Shimomura (KINGDOM HEARTS series).
For more information on The 3 rd Birthday, please visit www.the3rdbirthdaygame.com
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.
More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at http://www.square-enix.com/eu/en/.
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