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A New Chapter in the KINGDOM HEARTS Series Delivers Three Brand-New Titles to the Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable, and Mobile Phones

A New Chapter in the KINGDOM HEARTS Series Delivers Three Brand-New Titles to the Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable, and Mobile

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan, Square Enix), a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software and services, announced three new titles in the award-winning KINGDOM HEARTS series at the Tokyo Game Show 2007 held in Makuhari Messe. The new titles are KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days for the Nintendo DS(TM), KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep for the PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system, and KINGDOM HEARTS coded for mobile phones. These titles are currently only confirmed for release in Japan. Release in other territories will be determined at a later date.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030403/SQUARELOGO)

KINGDOM HEARTS is a fresh and original series of role-playing games created by the collaboration of The Walt Disney Company's game development affiliate, Disney Interactive Studios, and Square Enix. The first installment, released in 2002, has been followed up by two chart-topping sequels. The immense popularity of the series has earned worldwide shipments of over 11 million copies in only five and a half years.

The following pages contain additional details about KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days for the Nintendo DS, KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep for the PSP, and KINGDOM HEARTS coded for mobile phones.

KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd. / h.a.n.d. Inc. Publisher: Square Enix Co., Ltd. Platform: Nintendo DS Genre: RPG ESRB: TBD Ship Date: TBD The untold story of another hero. Organization XIII, Number 13, Roxas

In KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days, you will explore a variety of Disney worlds in not only single-player mode, but also in multiplayer missions made possible by the unique networking features of the Nintendo DS.

-Twilight Town-

Roxas and Axel were watching the sunset from their usual spot on the station's clock tower after a long day of collecting "hearts" from the Heartless, as ordered by their organization. When their daily work ended, they often spent their evenings there. They talked about the day's work and other things over ice cream.

"Do you know why the sun looks red as it sinks below the horizon? It's because among the countless colors comprising light, red travels the greatest distance."

"You're just trying to show off, Axel!" It was idle chatter between two boys without hearts. This is the untold story of Organization XIII's Roxas. Staff Director: Tetsuya Nomura (FINAL FANTASY V-VIII, X, FINAL FANTASY VII ADVENT CHILDREN, KINGDOM HEARTS. Co-director: Tomohiro Hasegawa (FINAL FANTASY VIII, X, KINGDOM HEARTS series) Producer: Patrick Chen (KINGDOM HEARTS series) Executive Producer: Shinji Hashimoto (KINGDOM HEARTS series) KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd. Publisher: Square Enix Co., Ltd. Platform: PSP Genre: RPG ESRB: TBD Ship Date: TBD

It was an awakening that would signal the beginning of the KINGDOM HEARTS saga.

KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep is the tale of a new trio of heroes, told across three scenarios utilizing the groundbreaking technology of the PSP. Exciting new features will be introduced on top of the traditional controls, game system, and visual style of its predecessors.

The Keyblade is said to hold phenomenal power. One legend says its wielder

saved the world, while another says that he wrought chaos and ruin upon it.

-- from Ansem's Report (KINGDOM HEARTS)

Long before Sora took up the Keyblade, there were other Keyblade masters. One of these masters, Xehanort, disappeared one day along with his apprentice. This event proved to be a foreshadowing of great disaster to come. Aware of the threat, another master ordered his three apprentices to seek out Xehanort and his cohort.

Staff Director: Tetsuya Nomura (FINAL FANTASY V-VIII, X, FINAL FANTASY VII ADVENT CHILDREN, KINGDOM HEARTS. Co-director: Tai Yasue (KINGDOM HEARTS Re: Chain of Memories) Producer: Patrick Chen (KINGDOM HEARTS series) Co-producer: Yoichi Yoshimoto (Musashi Series, KINGDOM HEARTS CHAIN OF MEMORIES) Executive Producer: Shinji Hashimoto (KINGDOM HEARTS series) KINGDOM HEARTS coded Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd. Publisher: Square Enix Co., Ltd. Platform: Mobile Phones (devices/carriers TBD) Genre: RPG ESRB: TBD Ship Date: TBD A Disney universe as vast as the mobile network awaits you.

In KINGDOM HEARTS coded, you will journey through a variety of Disney worlds on an exciting adventure brought to life by advanced mobile phone technology and gorgeous graphics never before seen on the platform. This marks the first collaboration between Square Enix and the Walt Disney Internet Group.

After the events of KINGDOM HEARTS, Jiminy Cricket returned to Disney Castle to organize his journal. While he arranged his records, his eyes fell upon a page with a mysterious message.

We must return to free them from their torment.

However, no matter how hard Jiminy tried to recall the source of the text, he couldn't remember. So the King digitized the contents of the journal and started an investigation. Within the world traced from the contents of Jiminy's Journal, a boy awoke on Destiny Island. It was the beginning of a new quest for a virtual Sora.

Staff Director: Tetsuya Nomura (FINAL FANTASY V-VIII, X, FINAL FANTASY VII ADVENT CHILDREN, KINGDOM HEARTS) Co-director: Hajime Tabata (BEFORE CRISIS -FINAL FANTASY VII-, CRISIS CORE -FINAL FANTASY VII-) Producer: Kakuko Obinata (KINGDOM HEARTS series) Associate Producer: Kousei Itou (BEFORE CRISIS -FINAL FANTASY VII-) Executive Producer: Shinji Hashimoto (KINGDOM HEARTS series)

*All of the above information applies only to the Japanese version of the games announced.

About KINGDOM HEARTS KINGDOM HEARTS Ship date: March 28, 2002 (Japan) Platform: PlayStation 2 Units Shipped Worldwide: Over 5.9 million units (Includes KINGDOM HEARTS FINAL MIX and Ultimate Hits) Synopsis

Sora is torn away from his friends by a violent storm caused by a sudden shift in the world, and swept away to an "outside" he had never known before. There he meets Donald and Goofy before setting out to find their missing king, as well as Sora's lost friend, Riku. The trio encounters many people on their journey, and overcomes countless obstacles before finding their friends. However, to prevent further damage to the world, they are separated yet again...

KINGDOM HEARTS CHAIN OF MEMORIES Ship date: November 11, 2004 (Japan) Platform: Game Boy Advance Units Shipped Worldwide: Over 1.5 million units (Includes Ultimate Hits) Synopsis

Sora travels down a long road that meanders through endless fields, and comes to a crossroads. As Sora stands in the crossroads, he gazes up at the night sky and thinks of his lost friends.

Just then, a mysterious man approaches from down one of the branching paths. "Ahead lies something you need," he says, "but to claim it you must lose something dear." When the man vanishes, only a single path remains. The path leads to a mysterious fortress called "Castle Oblivion."

In the coming journey, what will Sora gain, and what will he lose? KINGDOM HEARTS II Ship date: December 22, 2005 (Japan) Platform: PlayStation 2 Shipped Worldwide: Over 4 million units (Includes KINGDOM HEARTS II FINAL MIX+ and Ultimate Hits) Synopsis One year has passed since the events in KINGDOM HEARTS.

A boy named Roxas wakes up to another day in Twilight Town where he is enjoying summer vacation with his friends. Strange events begin to occur around him as he is plagued by the thoughts of Sora, a boy much like him. He encounters Namine, a girl trying to give him back his memories, and a mysterious group known as Organization XIII. He could have never predicted the truth that he would be forced to confront. And when Roxas slept, "he" awoke...

About Buena Vista Games

Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG) is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company. BVG publishes, markets and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with third-party interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. For more information, please log on to http://www.bvg.com/.

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

With headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix) 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(R), which has shipped over 75 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST(R), which has shipped over 43 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, California and Seattle, Washington. 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/.

(C)Disney. Developed by SQUARE ENIX. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (C) Touchstone Pictures.

Characters from FINAL FANTASY video game series: (C) 1990, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 Square Enix Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. FINAL FANTASY, DRAGON QUEST, SQUARE ENIX, and the Square Enix logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Square Enix Co., Ltd. in the United States and/or other countries. Nintendo, Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nintendo. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Square Enix Co., Ltd.

CONTACT: Sonia Im or Charlie Sinhaseni, both of Square Enix, Inc.,
+1-310-846-0400, [email protected]; or Monica Bouldin of Ogilvy Public
Relations, +1-310-248-6114, [email protected], for Square Enix,
Inc.

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