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Remake of Game Arts' 1985 side-scrolling mech shooter available for PSP download.

London (1st October 2009) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, announces THEXDER NEO is available from today, exclusively for download via PlayStation®Network for the newly launched PSP®go system and the PSP, priced £7.99 and €7.99.

Originally released back in 1985 from GAME ARTS and regarded by many as a classic, THEXDER is a side-scrolling shooter featuring slick animation, strategic transforming-mech gameplay, and spectacular homing lasers. Now you can experience the excitement of the original, complete with revamped graphics, a novice mode, six-player online races, and a host of other all-new features in THEXDER NEO.

Larry Sparks, Vice President Brands PAL Region of Square Enix Ltd. comments, “THEXDER NEO is a really enjoyable game and we’re pleased to be able to release it as a downloadable launch title for the PSPgo. THEXDER has been praised as a classic since its Japanese launch in 1985 and THEXDER NEO is the first opportunity for European gamers to get their hands on it.”


THEXDER reactivated.


During a routine survey, the interstellar weapons platform Laevina detects Nedium, an asteroid of unknown origin, and soon finds itself in the grip of the planetoid’s ultramagnetic field. Shipwrecked atop an impregnable fortress of rock, the starship turns to its last resort—the Hyper Dual Armor prototype Thexder.

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About Square Enix Co., Ltd.

Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., 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 47 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.

Square Enix Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. with offices 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

DRAGON QUEST, FINAL FANTASY, SQUARE ENIX and the SQUARE ENIX logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. in the United Kingdom and/or other countries. ©2009 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. Original THEXDER ©1985GAME ARTS/h.godai/s.uesaka

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Square Enix Limited is a company registered in England & Wales under the number 3679704 whose registered office is Castle House, 37-45 Paul Street, London EC2A 4LS.


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