Square Enix Adds Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light to Core®Online
LONDON (14 NOVEMBER, 2012) – Square Enix today announces that LARA CROFT AND THE GUARDIAN OF LIGHT is now live on the company’s CORE®ONLINE platform. CORE®ONLINE is an innovative service that offers high definition games in your browser, for free.

Titles currently available on CORE®ONLINE include HITMAN: BLOOD MONEY and MINI NINJAS. Also under development for CORE®ONLINE is TOMB RAIDER: UNDERWORLD, and GYROMANCER, a unique puzzle RPG. Further titles from the Square Enix catalogue are intended to be made available soon.


“This is a great game for CORE®ONLINE, the gameplay is the perfect mix of pick-up-and-play and challenging single player action. It’s exciting for Lara Croft to join Agent 47 on CORE®ONLINE and we look forward to more guests in the near future.” said David Guldbrandsen, General Manager of Hapti.co, Square Enix’s new studio in Copenhagen focusing on browser games.

Originally launched in 2010, the critically acclaimed LARA CROFT AND THE GUARDIAN OF LIGHT tells the story of Lara Croft and Totec, a 2,000 year old Mayan Warrior, who work together to stop the evil spirit Xolotl and retrieve the Mirror of Smoke.

LARA CROFT AND THE GUARDIAN OF LIGHT on CORE®ONLINE is made available via a combination of Google and Square Enix's proprietary technology, which allows for support of Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. And with support for Google’s Native Client on Chrome, the game now becomes available to Mac users.

To learn more about LARA CROFT AND THE GUARDIAN OF LIGHT in the browser, please visit www.coreonline.com.

CORE®ONLINE is an innovative free-to-play Square Enix service that allows users to easily play popular, console quality games on the web. Offering a service based around user choice and ease-of-use, CORE®ONLINE is supported by a video advertising model, similar to television advertising, where users can play the game for free by watching video adverts or selecting to skip advertisements by purchasing levels and entire games. CORE®ONLINE will work on most modern connected Windows PCs using an updated major browser.

About Hapti.co

Hapti.co is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Square Enix Group, based in Copenhagen and specialising in digital products and services such as CORE®ONLINE and Gameglobe™. CORE®ONLINE is a new service that offers high definition games in the browser for free via an advertising supported business model. Gameglobe™ is a unique browser-based platform and game experience that allows players free access to limitless game worlds and creative possibilities, all in HD quality. For more information please visit: www.hapti.co

About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd., a part of the Square Enix Europe business unit, develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix Group. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as IO Interactive™, Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 59 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER® which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at http://www.square-enix.com/ eu/en/.

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