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Press Release (NA):
    October 9, 2007

    Solid Reviews Heighten Expectations for the Classic Tactical RPG

    LOS ANGELES (October 9, 2007) - Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix™ interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that FINAL FANTASY TACTICS®: THE WAR OF THE LIONS™, available exclusively for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, is shipping with solid reviews to retailers across North America.

    As the first release in the IVALICE ALLIANCE™ series, FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS sets the stage for the world of Ivalice. Based on the tactical role-playing game FINAL FANTASY TACTICS, originally released in 1998 on the PS one® game console, this all-new release features never-before-seen cinematic sequences, an entirely new English translation, 16:9 widescreen presentation and new multi-player functionality that will captivate a new generation of gamers. FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS also features new jobs and new characters, including Balthier from FINAL FANTASY® XII and Luso from the upcoming FINAL FANTASY TACTICS A2.

    FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS has received stellar reviews for its graphics and gameplay from the industry's top critics:

    "FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS is about as perfect as games come, and you must play it."
    (9.5 out of 10, Game of the Month)
    - PSM: Independent PlayStation Magazine, November 2007

    "...once you jump in, you may never want to put another game in your PSP."
    (8.5, 8.5 and 8.0 out of 10, EGM Silver Award)
    - EGM, November 2007

    "...THE WAR OF THE LIONS is worth a play through from both fans of the original and tactics aficionados."
    (9.5 out of 10)
    - Game Informer Magazine, November 2007

    "An amazing remake of an already amazing game."
    (4.25 out of 5)
    - GamePro, November 2007

    The Story
    In days long past, the War of the Lions rent the land of Ivalice in two. It is here that two young men of note first step onto history's stage. The first is Delita Heiral, the hero who would draw the curtain on the War of the Lions, this dark act of Ivalice's history. The other, whose role is now forgotten, is a man by the name of Ramza Beoulve. Peer through the eyes of these two young men and uncover the secrets that lie hidden within history's darkened folds.

    Additional Features

  • Witness the origin of the IVALICE ALLIANCE, a series of titles that take place in the same fantastical worlds as FINAL FANTASY XII and the upcoming FINAL FANTASY XII: REVENANT WINGS™

  • Character designer Akihiko Yoshida's character illustrations come to life in all-new animated sequences that combine hand-drawn-styled visuals with the fluidity of computer graphics – fully voiced exclusively for the English version

  • All-new enhancements update the experience for a new generation of gamers – enhanced widescreen presentations, new jobs, new characters and a new English translation deepen the Ivalice experience

  • Challenge friends in head-to-head battles with the all-new multiplayer function or team up in the all-new co-operative mode and try to outwit the game's advanced computer opponents

  • Classic orchestrations from world-renowned composers Hitoshi Sakimoto and Masaharu Iwata capture the essence and breathtaking drama of the world of Ivalice.

  • FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS has been rated T (Teen) by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) and will be available at retailers for a suggested retail price of $39.99. For more information on FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS, please visit For more information about the ESRB please visit

    Character designer Akihiko Yoshida's illustrations have been faithfully recreated in a set of four miniature figures based on FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS, available exclusively online at the Square Enix Store in November. The collection includes Ramza, Agrias, Delita, and Ovelia for a suggested retail price of $29.99. For additional information and products available at the Square Enix Store, please go to:

    © 1997, 2007 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All rights Reserved. CHARACTER ILLUSTRATION: Akihiko Yoshida. DRAGON QUEST, FINAL FANTASY, FINAL FANTASY TACTICS, the FINAL FANTASY TACTICS logo, IVALICE ALLIANCE, the IVALICE ALLIANCE logo, REVENANT WINGS, THE WAR OF THE LIONS, SQUARE ENIX and the SQUARE ENIX logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Square Enix Co., Ltd. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4667) on Feb 06, 2009.

Back of Case - PSP (EU):

    From the creative minds behind FINAL FANTASY® XII. Use good strategy to achieve great victory and save the kingdom of Ivalice from the clutches of war.

    • Strategic, turn-based battles are brought to life with stunning graphics, music and animation.
    • Uncover the truth in a gripping tale of intrigue, betrayal and heroism.
    • Near-endless customisation - over 400 abilities and 22 jobs including the Dark Knight.
    • Recruit legendary characters including Balthier from FINAL FANTASY XII!
    • Challenge your friends in wireless battles, or team up for co-op missions!

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4667) on Feb 06, 2009.

Back of Case - PSP (US):

    The stage is set for what history would one day record as the War of the Lions.

    Experience new CG cinematics.
    Meet new characters.
    Explore new jobs & missions.
    Wage new multiplayer battles.

    Behold a new legend.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4667) on Feb 06, 2009.
    Under the banners of the White and Black Lions, Ivalice is torn apart by war.

    In the wake of the Fifty Years War, the kingdom of Ivalice is once more thrown into turmoil. Duke Larg and Duke Goltanna battle for control of the two-year-old Prince Regent and the throne as the nobility and free knights form up around their banners.

    Square Enix brings the acclaimed Final Fantasy Tactics series to the PSP system with an epic adventure set in the Final Fantasy universe. Re-enter the world of Ivalice and experience a land of imaginative design that provides a sumptuous backdrop to a politically charged tale of two young men endeavouring to reshape the course of history.

    • Experience strategic, turn-based combat on 3D battlefields brought to life with iconic art and visual effects
    • Customise your characters with 22 jobs and over 400 abilities
    • Battle against your friends or team up with them for co-operative missions

    Contributed by DreinIX (10663) on Apr 25, 2008.

Back cover:
    Lead epic battles in a new Final Fantasy world.

    Betrayal and darker dealings await in Square Soft's game of war.

    Fight hundreds of battles across dangerous 3D terrain as an ancient blood feud awakens a deadlier foe.

    *Command knights, mages, ninjas and more *Based on Final Fantasy characters and magic *19 character classes; 400 abilities *Deep customization options *In-game interactive manual *Only on PlayStation

    "...Final Fantasy Tactics is a masterpiece." -Video Game Spot

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4667) on Mar 01, 2004.

    The styles of FINAL FANTASY and OGRE BATTLE converge in FINAL FANTASY TACTICS, a strategy RPG created by the minds behind those classic series. A tale of political intrigue and betrayal woven through a complex web of interpersonal relationships, this game requires you to follow a convoluted plot through several twisting chapters. You assume control a young noble named Ramza, a young lad embroiled in a political revolution that spirals into a supernatural threat endangering the entire world. The influence from the FINAL FANTASY games is seen in the monster designs, spells, weapons, and most notably the character classes. Known as jobs, these character types are taken directly from FINAL FANTASY V, and allow you to completely customize your characters' abilities. On the battlefield you will feel the gameplay ties to TACTICS OGRE, as you maneuver your allies around the grid-based map in turn-based strategic combat. The game also features an epic soundtrack from the composers of the OGRE BATTLE series, Masaharu Iwata and Hitoshi Sakimoto.

    Contributed by Grant McLellan (622) on Sep 11, 2001.

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