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Romancing SaGa (PlayStation 2)

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Press release (31st August 2005):

    SQUARE ENIX TO SHIP ROMANCING SAGA™ TO RETAILERS OCTOBER 11, 2005

    The SaGa Continues in a Truly Boundless Adventure

    Los Angeles, CA (August 31, 2005)


    Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix™ interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that Romancing SaGa™ will ship to retailers on October 11, 2005, exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Romancing SaGa, the latest in the legendary SaGa series, blends technology and creative vision together to produce a world of wonder.

    A thousand years ago, Saruin was imprisoned. Now the barriers that contain him are weakening, and his foreboding shadow threatens to swallow the world of Mardias once again. Who will rid the world of Saruin's scourge? A mysterious minstrel appears and guides the group to adventure, at times shielding them from adversity. Occasionally, the minstrel forces grave choices upon them, which change their world and twist the plots they encounter.

    Romancing SaGa reclaims the renowned features of the series and boasts all new elements enhancing gameplay, bringing the player even deeper into the story. The free-roaming scenario system gives gamers a choice of eight intriguing playable characters, each with their own unique adventures and individual goals. Depending on the character and actions chosen, the plot and the subsequent events differentiate dramatically. This free-roaming scenario system promises the ultimate in open-ended adventure.

    Romancing SaGa will be available at North American retailers for a suggested retail price of $39.99 (USD). The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has rated ROMANCING SAGA "E10+" for Everyone 10 and older.

    Contributed by Sciere (262813) on May 08, 2006.

Press release (18th May 2005):

    Romancing SaGa

    © 2005 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. IMAGE ILLUSTRATION/ Tomomi Kobayashi ROMANCING SAGA Is a trademark of Square Enix Co., Ltd.

    Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
    Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.
    Format: PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system
    Genre: RPG
    ESRB: E10+ (Everyone 10 and older) / Ship Date: FALL 2005
    *This title is not officially concept approved by Sony Computer Entertainment America
    *Naming conventions have yet to be finalized*

    Romancing SaGa, the latest in the legendary SaGa series, introduces a host of all-new game play elements and the most expansive story yet.

    A thousand years ago Saruin was imprisoned. Now the barriers are weakening, and his foreboding shadow threatens to swallow the world of Mardias once again. Who will rid the world of Saruin's scourge? The player must decide.

    Occupying a prominent place in the story, the mysterious minstrel sometimes guides the party to adventure, and at other times shields them from shadow. And occasionally he forces upon them grave choices.

    Minstrel Song brings back the free-roaming scenario system, allowing for the ultimate in open-ended adventuring. Choosing between eight playable characters, a variety of plots develop, with each action the player takes affecting the world of Mardias.

    The character and background design is rendered with vivid 3D graphics, making the magnificent realm of Mardias a truly enjoyable place to explore. Events and side quests come alive as still images morph dramatically into cut scenes and mini-movies with the use of "sketch motion." This combination of technology and creative vision comes together to produce a world of wonder, filled with charming characters and inviting vistas.

    Contributed by Sciere (262813) on May 08, 2006.

Back of Case (US):

    Eight Lives, Infinite Possibilities.

    In Romancing SaGa™, you direct one of eight intriguing playable characters, each with their own adventures and goals. A mysterious minstrel sometimes guides your party to adventure, and at other times protects it from shadow. Occasionally he forces upon you grave choices that will change the world in which you travel - and twist the plots you encounter.

    Encounter unique stories by playing eight different characters

    Adventure without limits with the free-roaming scenario system

    The choices you make influence events within future stories

    Contributed by Sciere (262813) on May 08, 2006.