Gamepot USA and Square Enix Celebrate Day Zero - The Commercial Release of Fantasy Earth Zero
Company: Gamepot USA
A Celebration of Community, Strategy and Skill

LOS ANGELES – May 18th, 2010 – Gamepot USA, Inc., the U.S. publishing division of Japanese gaming behemoth Gamepot, Inc., is pleased to celebrate the Commercial Release of FANTASY EARTH ZERO™ today with new events, items and more.

"We've prepared a stellar launch, full of exciting events, compelling contests, and a massive in-game content update – there is literally something for everyone,” said Thomas Lee, Senior Director of Business Development. “Anyone interested in an innovative, action-oriented title that prioritizes gameplay over graphics, with a balanced Cash Shop, is welcome."

Friends Don’t Let Friends Fight Solo

May 18 – Ongoing
At the heart of the Fantasy Earth Zero community is the Corps system – an army to accompany you into battle. In addition to camaraderie and strategy, Corps provide access to exclusive armor sets that players will not be able to purchase. Instead, these unique armor must be earned through Corps goals.

Battle Bonus – 50% Bonus Experience and Rings
May 18 – May 25, 2010

Players will receive a bonus 50% EXP and 50% Rings earned in game.

An Enchanting Encounter – Weapon Enhancements

May 18 – May 25, 2010
Five free enchants will be provided each day to all players. The enchants will boost attack prowess, enhance defense and improve spell recovery.

Mission Map Mayhem – Official Shop Update

May 18 – May 25, 2010
Mission Maps are initiatives delegated by each nation’s King or Queen to their constituency. Players can complete these missions to open their official shop – a selection of unique items that appear randomly within the shop. During Mission Map Mayhem, the Mission Maps and Official Shops will update more frequently, giving increased variety to this alternative to the cash shop.

New Soldier Set - OB2 Appreciation Package

May 18, 2010
Gamepot thanks their community for participating in the second beta. Each player who has participated in the beta will receive a New Soldier Set. The set contains enchants, regenerative potions, and an item to gives 500% ring bonus for an hour. Items will appear in eligible characters’ inventories on May 18.

Upgrade Complete - New Items

The debut of the Cash Shop will feature a wide variety of armor and weapons—all permanent items, once a player buys a piece of armor or purchases a weapon from the Cash Shop, it is theirs for life. The Gold and Ring Shops, alternatives to the Cash Shop, will also see significant increases in inventory, furthering the character customization items in-game.

Visions of Melpharia – Deviate From the Norm

May 21, 2010
Gamepot also has a myriad of outside events – highlighted by a contest with Deviant Art, the #1 venue for amateur art. Melpharians who want to channel their inner artist are encouraged to compete in the Visions of Melpharia contest for fame and prizes. Be sure to visit the Deviant Art website for more details!

Social Strike – Facebook and Twitter

Hardcore Melpharians are also advised to watch the official Fantasy Earth Zero Facebook and Twitter for updates and sudden events and item giveaways!

FANTASY EARTH ZERO, licensed by SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd., features three distinct classes to choose from, five unique kingdoms vying for a player’s allegiance, immersive quests, a stunning soundtrack by Hitoshi Sakimoto (FINAL FANTASY TACTICS®, FINAL FANTASY® XII), the pulse-pounding excitement of 50 vs. 50 PvP and a nearly endless array of character customization options, making it one of the most robust and anticipated free-to-play MMO games of 2010.

About Gamepot (USA), Inc.
Gamepot (USA), Inc. is the U.S. publishing division of Gamepot, Inc., one of Japan’s top gaming firms. Opening its Los Angeles office in August 2008, Gamepot (USA), Inc. is dedicated to providing the best games free of charge, and invites all players to “Taste the fun”. Gamepot has a full course meal of fun, fulfilling games slated for North America and beyond. For more information, please visit http://www.gamepotusa.com

About Square Enix
SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. (Square Enix), a wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, 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, which has sold over 92 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST, which has sold over 53 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.
FANTASY EARTH and FANTASY EARTH ZERO are registered trademarks or trademarks of SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. in the United States and/or other countries. SQUARE ENIX, FINAL FANTASY and FINAL FANTASY TACTICS are registered trademarks or trademarks of SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD. in the United States and/or other countries.
For more information on FANTASY EARTH ZERO, please contact Margeaux Sullivan @ press@gamepotusa.com


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