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  FINAL FANTASY IX AVAILABLE ON NINTENDO SWITCH, XBOX ONE AND WINDOWS 10 TODAY
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02/13/2019
 


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LOS ANGELES (Feb. 13, 2019) – Fans and new players alike can celebrate the arrival of classic FINAL FANTASY® titles on modern platforms starting with today’s arrival of FINAL FANTASY IX on the Nintendo Switch™ system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, and Windows 10. The release is followed closely by Chocobo™’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!™ launching March 20 and FINAL FANTASY VII releasing on March 26.

 

Originally released in 2000, FINAL FANTASY IX is a thrilling tale of love, war, magic and self-discovery. Newcomers and veterans alike can experience legendary moments with Zidane, Vivi, princess Garnet and others with modern enhancements on the Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows 10, including high-definition movies and character models, auto-save functionality and more.

 

View the FINAL FANTASY IX Launch Trailer at: https://youtu.be/oRBUehEisAI.

 

The fun continues next month with Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! on the Nintendo Switch system and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system on March 20. The reworking of the 2007 game Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon is back and better than ever, with unique new dungeons, a new buddy system to recruit monsters and other characters as allies, and a local co-op system to play with your friends as you maneuver through randomly generated dungeons.

 

Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! is now available for pre-order digitally. Fans who pre-order from the Nintendo e-Store will receive buddy chocobo “Alpha” and the Switch exclusive buddy chocobo “Machinist” DLC to assist players on their adventure at launch. Those who order on the PlayStation®Store will receive buddy chocobo “Alpha,” the PlayStation®4 exclusive buddy chocobo “Beastmaster” DLC, a PlayStation®4 theme, and Playstation™Network avatar bundle.

Additionally, on March 26, players can return to the beginning of the original FINAL FANTASY VII on Nintendo Switch and the Xbox One family of devices. Follow the epic adventure of Cloud and his allies as they get caught up in a massive struggle to stop the threat of Sephiroth and save the planet. With over 11 million units sold worldwide since its release in 1997, the title brings its groundbreaking story and gameplay with high-definition graphics, the addition of modern features such as auto-save, enemy encounter options and more.

 

FINAL FANTASY IX is rated T (Teen). Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! is rated E10+ (Everyone 10+). FINAL FANTASY VII is rated T (Teen). The title is rated T (Teen). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at http://www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.

 

For more information on the FINAL FANTASY series, please visit: http://na.finalfantasy.com.

 

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 142 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 76 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 67 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 https://square-enix-games.com.


FINAL FANTASY IX © 2000- 2019 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.

Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! © 2007, 2019 Square Enix Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

CHARACTER DESIGN: Toshiyuki Itahana

FINAL FANTASY VII © 1997-2019 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.

LOGO ILLUSTRATION: © 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003 YOSHITAKA AMANO

CHOCOBO, FINAL FANTASY, CRYSTAL DYNAMICS, DRAGON QUEST, EIDOS, EIDOS MONTREAL, SPACE INVADERS, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, TAITO, and TOMB RAIDER are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Square Enix group of companies. Steam is a registered trademark of Valve Corporation. Switch is a trademark of Nintendo Co., Ltd. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 

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Contact (press only):

Stephanie Chang

Square Enix, Inc.

(310) 321-6975

[email protected]