In what seems like a resurgence in love of the PC following Capcoms announcement that pretty much all their upcoming releases are coming to the PC, Square Enix are bringing their recent Unreal 3-engined Action RPG, The Last Remnant, to the PC on March the 24th via Valve’s Steam platform.
Press release (& now trailer) hiding below…
THE LAST REMNANT GAMES FOR WINDOWS VERSION SHIPS TO NORTH AMERICAN RETAILERS MARCH 24, 2009
LOS ANGELES (February 24, 2009) — Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that the Games for Windows® version of THE LAST REMNANT™ ships to retailers March 24, 2009.
From the makers of the FINAL FANTASY® series comes an epic new adventure. THE LAST REMNANT is a completely original adventure title, benefiting from the finest creative talent to build a lush, real-time fantasy world. The game’s battle system has been carefully crafted to deliver a brand-new experience for gamers, as they control forces in massive cinematic battles.
The Games for Windows version boasts a host of new features, these include; giving the player the choice to select Japanese or English voice-overs, improved character animations, the ability to allow multiple leader units to form unions and faster gameplay during battles.
“We hope to reach a new audience with the Games for Windows version of THE LAST REMNANT,” said John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Inc., and Square Enix Ltd., Square Enix’s European subsidiary. “The work that has been put into this version of the game is truly stunning and I hope that fans enjoy this exciting new adventure.”
About THE LAST REMNANT
In ancient times, mysterious artifacts referred to as Remnants were discovered all over the world. Offering incredible power, they soon came into the hands of the covetous few, and thus was the world’s delicate equilibrium shattered. The people were divided into those who ruled and those who were ruled over. War was inevitable. Our story begins a thousand years later…
Rush lives with his sister Irina on the secluded Eulam Island, a place far removed from the ceaseless battle for control over the Remnants which rages on the mainland. However, his peaceful life is shattered one day when he witnesses his sister’s abduction by a mysterious group of soldiers. He immediately sets off after them, ill-prepared for the evils of the outside world but determined to find his sister at any cost.
A new adventure from Square Enix and the creators of the FINAL FANTASY series Innovative new battle system that allows for large scale battles delivered with an unrivalled cinematic intensity Selective Encounter System allows you to engage the enemy your way, eliminating random battles Games for Windows version includes the option to select Japanese or English voice-overs New features not included in the original Xbox 360® release version include:
- Ability to form unions with multiple leader units
- Autosave and normal save functions available between consecutive battles
- Graphical weapon previews assist players with weapon selection
- New allied characters to aide players in battle
- Improved character animations
- Increased speed of gameplay in battle sequences
THE LAST REMNANT is rated M (Mature). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings. THE LAST REMNANT will be available at North American retailers for the suggested retail price of $59.99. The benchmark test and system requirements can be found on the official website at http://na.square-enix.com/remnant.
About Square Enix Co., Ltd. and Square Enix, Inc.
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 47 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.
Square Enix, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. with offices in Los Angeles, California. It handles operations in North America, including development, localization, marketing and publishing of Square Enix titles. More information on Square Enix can be found on the Internet at http://www.square-enix.com.
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