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LOS ANGELES (Sept. 9, 2013) –
Square Enix, Inc.
, the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive
entertainment products in the Americas, today announced that the
beta tests of
FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A Realm Reborn
on the new PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system
will start on February 22, 2014. Furthermore, players on the
current PlayStation®3 system will be able to migrate to the
PlayStation®4 system at no additional cost, when the system is
available in North America.
Players who have purchased the PlayStation®3 system version
can transition their character data to the PlayStation®4 system
to continue their online adventure.
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn is now
available for $39.99 on the PlayStation®3 system and $29.99 for
Windows PC. A free 30-day trial is included for new accounts, with
monthly subscriptions starting at $12.99.
More detailed information on the PlayStation®4 system beta
tests and the free transition service will be released soon.
Since the release of FINAL FANTASY in 1987, this unique RPG
series continues to showcase the spectacular visuals, highly
imaginative worlds and rich stories leading the industry and
earning the highest accolades from users around the world. Titles
of the series have so far achieved a cumulative shipment of over
100 million units worldwide.
Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses
SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment
content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group.
The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading
development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual
property, including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 100 million
units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 62 million
units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million
units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square
Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix
Holdings Co., Ltd.
More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A REALM REBORN © 2013 Square Enix,
Ltd. All rights reserved. FINAL FANTASY, the FINAL
FANTASY: A REALM REBORN logo, A REALM REBORN, DRAGON QUEST, EIDOS,
SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, SPACE INVADERS, TAITO and TOMB
RAIDER are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix
Group. “PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony
Computer Entertainment. Windows is a registered trademark of the
Microsoft group of companies. All other trademarks are properties
of their respective owners.