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SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES PAX EAST 2018 LINEUP AND EVENTS

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LOS ANGELES (March 29, 2018) – Playable demos, developer panels, fan activities and giveaways are among the many offerings from SQUARE ENIX® at this year’s PAX East, taking place April 5-8 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Fans who visit the SQUARE ENIX booth, #11017, can obtain special prizes and play current and upcoming projects including FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, FINAL FANTASY® XV WINDOWS EDITION and popular mobile titles FINAL FANTASY XV POCKET EDITION and DISSIDIA® FINAL FANTASY OPERA OMNIA™.

Fans will also bear witness to the first-ever North American FINAL FANTASY Trading Card Game (“FFTCG”) Crystal Cup tournament, held at the Westin Boston Waterfront’s Commonwealth Ballroom on April 6-7. Players who pre-register for the tournament will compete for a seat at this year’s FFTCG North American Championship. New players are invited to visit the SQUARE ENIX booth for lessons, while experienced players can participate in Sealed Format FFTCG events and Gunslinger Challenges to earn a FFTCG Promo Card. Chocobo™’s Crystal Hunt card game demos will also be available at the booth’s merchandise section.

For more information and to pre-register for the FINAL FANTASY Trading Card Game Crystal Cup tournament, please visit fftradingcardgame.com.

Other fan activities at the SQUARE ENIX booth include:\

  • The FINAL FANTASY XIV Byakko Battle Challenge, where fans can challenge Byakko to win an “I Beat Byakko” t-shirt
  • A photo opportunity featuring backgrounds from DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY OPERA OMNIA and NieR:Automata™.
  • Daily giveaways, including:
    • DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY OPERA OMNIA button pins
    • FINAL FANTASY XIV Online foam samurai swords
    • FINAL FANTASY XV POCKET EDITION limited edition t-shirt

SQUARE ENIX will also host a series of developer panels at PAX East, providing fans with an in-depth look at the latest game developments and upcoming updates.

FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION: Making it Yours
Friday, April 6, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (EDT) at Albatross Theater, Boston Convention Center
FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION, released on March 6, 2018, features mod support for expanded playability. Join FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION Manager Shigefumi Tanaka and Global Brand Manager Raio Mitsuno as they offer a glimpse into new ways to further enjoy the game.

FINAL FANTASY XIV Online
Saturday, April 7, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (EDT) at Albatross Theater, Boston Convention Center
Join special guests Natsuko Ishikawa (Main Scenario Writer) and John Crow (English Localization Lead) from the FINAL FANTASY XIV Online team as they discuss the writing and story of Stormblood™.

NieR:Automata
Saturday, April 7, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (EDT) at Albatross Theater, Boston Convention Center
Reminisce on a 2017 fan favorite as panelists YOKO TARO (Director), Yosuke Saito (Producer) and Keiichi Okabe (Composer) celebrate the one-year anniversary of the critically-acclaimed NieR:Automata. Those who attend the panel will receive limited NieR:Automata branded pins.

The full lineup of titles from Square Enix includes:

CHOCOBO’S CRYSTAL HUNT
Developer: Square Enix
Available: Now
CHOCOBO’S CRYSTAL HUNT is a fun, fast-paced card game for all ages. Use intuition and observation skills to send cute Chocobos on a journey to steal opponents’ crystals. All cards feature brand-new illustrations made specifically for CHOCOBO’S CRYSTAL HUNT.

DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY OPERA OMNIA
Platform: Android, iOS
Developer: Square Enix, Koei Tecmo
Available: Now
DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY OPERA OMNIA continues the DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY adventure on mobile devices, where players can form parties from dozens of their favorite FINAL FANTASY heroes and villains and equip them with a variety of weapons from the series. The mobile game features an extensive story and strategic turn-based combat that the FINAL FANTASY series is known for.

FINAL FANTASY Trading Card Game
Developer: Square Enix
Available: Now
The FINAL FANTASY Trading Card Game (“FFTCG”) is the result of a close collaboration between Hobby Japan and Square Enix. Designed by former trading card game champion Taro Kageyama, the game has received high praise for its blend of strategy, luck and fast-paced gameplay, making it very versatile and appealing to all kinds of audiences.

FINAL FANTASY XIV Online
Platform: MAC, PC, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: T
Available: Now
With more than 10 million players globally, FINAL FANTASY XIV Online continues to deliver on the promise of bringing the best of the FINAL FANTASY experience to the online realm. Players can begin the adventure, fight their way and live their story in FINAL FANTASY XIV Online. A free trial is available at http://www.ffxiv-freetrial.com .

FINAL FANTASY XV POCKET EDITION
Platform: Android, iOS, Amazon Fire HD 10
Developer: Square Enix
Available: Now
FINAL FANTASY XV POCKET EDITION is an all-new adventure that retells the beloved story of FINAL FANTASY XV, giving fans and newcomers alike the freedom to journey through Eos whenever and from wherever they want. The mobile game features the main characters and story of the console version and newly-announced FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION, with an adorable art style and casual touch controls optimized for mobile devices.

FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION
Platform: PC
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: T
Available: Now
With FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION, players can journey through Eos in ultimate quality. Boasting a wealth of bonus content and supporting ultra high-resolution graphical options and HDR 10, fans can now enjoy the beautiful and carefully-crafted experience of FINAL FANTASY XV like never before.

GRAVEL
Platform: Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Windows PC
Developer: Milestone
ESRB: E for Everyone
Available: Now
Celebrating off-road arcade racing, GRAVEL takes players to exotic locations around the world, where they’ll compete in extreme challenges across more than 50 tracks as they choose from dozens of the most iconic vehicles ever created. Say hello to the four disciplines of GRAVEL: Cross Country, Wild Rush, Speed Cross, and Stadium Circuit. Delivering an adrenaline-fueled combination of fun and thrills, gamers will enjoy a wild single-player experience that’s centered around the Gravel Channel. Presenting the Offroad Masters, a new experience that will accompany players as they battle through 60 events along the road to fame and glory.

LIFE IS STRANGE : BEFORE THE STORM
Platform: Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Windows PC
Developer: Deck Nine
ESRB: M for Mature
Available: Now
LIFE IS STRANGE™: BEFORE THE STORM™ features Chloe Price, a 16-year-old rebel who forms an unlikely friendship with Rachel Amber, a beautiful and popular girl destined for success. When Rachel’s world is turned upside down by a family secret, their newfound alliance gives them the strength to overcome their demons.

MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS – THE OFFICIAL VIDEOGAME
Platform: Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Windows PC
Developer: Milestone
ESRB: E for Everyone
Available: Now
Featuring innovative track designs and authentic stadiums, Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame is the most realistic and immersive Supercross experience thanks to the following features:

  • The official 2017 Monster Energy Supercross Season;
  • Official bikes, iconic tracks, and athletes from both 250SX and 450SX Classes: Chad Reed, Ken Roczen, reigning champion Ryan Dungey and others will race across official challenging tracks;
  • An exciting career mode with extreme customization options for both riders and bikes;
  • A powerful track editor for endless gameplay possibilities. Thanks to the track editor, players can create their own custom tracks, race on them and share them online. Once uploaded on the server, users can “like” other gamers’ creations, vote on their favorite tracks and increase the prestige of the track designer;
  • Stunning visuals for an immersive gameplay experience;
  • Online modes include multiplayer with up to 12 players who can race on both official and customized tracks.

NieR:Automata
Platform: PlayStation®4 system, STEAM®
Developer: Square Enix, PlatinumGames Inc.
ESRB: M
Available: Now
Developed in collaboration with PlatinumGames Inc., NieR:Automata is a new third-person action role-playing game (RPG) and follow-up to the 2010 cult hit NIER®. The game recently won “Best RPG of the Year” at the D.I.C.E. Awards and offers a fresh blend of action and RPG gameplay styles. The game’s all-star development team consists of producer Yosuke Saito (DRAGON QUEST X/NIER), director YOKO TARO (Drakengard®/NIER), character designer Akihiko Yoshida from CyDesignation, Inc. (FINAL FANTASY XIV / BRAVELY DEFAULT®), game designer Takahisa Taura from PlatinumGames Inc. (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance), and composer Keiichi Okabe from MONACA, Inc. (TEKKEN / Drakengard / NIER).

About Square Enix, Inc.
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 of companies. Square Enix, Inc. is affiliated with a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 135 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 75 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 63 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://na.square-enix.com/.

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