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NEWS

SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES RHAPSODY ~A MUSICAL ADVENTURE~ FOR EUROPE AND PAL TERRITORIES

London (26th September 2008) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that Nippon Ichi Software’s Rhapsody™ ~A Musical Adventure~ will be released by Square Enix across PAL territories in Spring 2009, exclusively on the Nintendo DS™ handheld system.

If music be the food of love, then prepare to fall all over again for Rhapsody ~A Musical Adventure~. Available for the first time on Nintendo DS, this musical RPG classic has been redeveloped to utilise the interactive capabilities of the handheld console.

Fast-paced and easy to understand, even for those new to the RPG genre, the game features a simplified yet intuitive dual screen battle system, and an all-new easy to follow navigation map. The game’s simple and fun gameplay style, loveable characters that will sing and dance during key moments, and the quality of the anime art style, will make Rhapsody ~A Musical Adventure~ appeal to many types of gamer.

John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Ltd. comments, “Following the recent announcement for Disgaea® 3 and Disgaea DS, we’re delighted to be growing our relationship with Nippon Ichi by publishing Rhapsody ~A Musical Adventure~ across Europe and PAL territories. The game looks set to appeal to gamers of all ages.”

About Rhapsody ~A Musical Adventure~

Story

Marl Kingdom, the land of hope and dreams!

This story follows the adventure of Cornet, a young girl who can communicate with puppets. Cornet is just like any other girl, dreaming of her perfect prince and hoping one day to fall helplessly in love...

Then one day, she hears a rumor that the Royal Family of Marl Kingdom will hold a contest to find a suitable wife and Princess-to-be for the dashing Prince Ferdinand.

Cornet and her best friend, a puppet named Kururu, set off on their quest to meet and fall in love with the prince of Marl Kingdom.

But before she gets that far, Cornet will encounter gangs of evil witches and sorcerers.

And so, Cornet’s “Operation Snag a Prince” is destined to become more complicated than she ever expected...

Features

• Redeveloped to take advantage of the dual screen layout

• An all-new easy to follow navigation map allows players to look around and navigate dungeons with greater ease

• Intuitive Touch Screen controls allow you to control all actions including character movement

• Simplified yet intuitive dual screen battle system

• Additional playable characters

OVERVIEW

Once upon a time in Marl Kingdom, the land of hope and dreams...

Our story tells of the adventures of Cornet, a young girl who can communicate with puppets. Aside from this special gift, Cornet is just like any other girl, dreaming of a perfect prince with whom to fall deeply, helplessly, head-over-heels in love...

When she hears a rumour that the Royal Family of Marl Kingdom are holding a contest to find a suitable wife and Princess-to-be for the dashing Prince Ferdinand, it seems her dream may be about to come true.

Wasting no time, Cornet and her best friend, a puppet named Kururu, set off on their quest to meet and fall in love with the handsome hunk.

Sadly, however, the path of true love is rarely straightforward - as our heroes are about to discover. Standing between them and the object of their affection is a horde of witches and sorcerers intent on spoiling everything...

Yes, friends, "Operation: Snag-a-Prince" is destined to become more complicated than Cornet ever imagined...