London (18th September 2009) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that DRAGON QUEST®: WARS™ will be available to download via Nintendo DSiWare™ from October 2009.
DRAGON QUEST: WARS is a turn-based strategy game played out across a number of quick and challenging rounds. The player will pick four monster playing pieces to battle on their team, with DRAGON QUEST superstars Slime, Dracky, Hammerhood, Healslime, Chimaera and Golem all available to choose from. Played across a table-top style arena the ultimate aim of the game is to battle and defend against the opposing team to advance to the other side of the arena.
DRAGON QUEST: WARS will be available for download via DSiWare and will take advantage of the console’s wireless communications. Up to four teams will be able to battle it out in the same arena using the Wireless function. Players will also be able to enjoy battles with anyone across the world using the Wi-Fi option, and the game’s rating points system means gamers of all skill levels will be able to enjoy a competitive and challenging game.
Larry Sparks, Vice President Brands PAL Region of Square Enix Ltd. comments, "DRAGON QUEST: WARS is a great game for all ages and skills levels. Fans of the series will enjoy a pick-up-and-play DRAGON QUEST adventure featuring favourite monsters from the series, while newcomers will be captivated by the compelling gameplay and ease of use."
DRAGON QUEST: WARS will be available for 500 DSi points.
About Square Enix Co., Ltd.
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 85 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST which has sold over 50 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.
About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. with offices in London, Square Enix Ltd. handles operations in Europe and other PAL territories including sales, marketing and publishing of Square Enix titles. More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found on the Internet at http://www.square-enix.com