News – Square Enix Announces Early 2011 Releases

December 8, 2010 by  
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Release windows for Square Enix PSP titles Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, The Third Birthday, Lord of Arcana and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy have been announced.

The Monster Hunter alike Lord of Arcana, which features a familiar mixture of monster killing and loot collecting is due in February and will be released standard as a special edition. The Slayer Edition will contain a nice Slayer red case, a soundtrack and a hardback art-book.

Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together is set to follow not long after. It’s a remake of the beloved SNES strategy RPG (which was never released in Europe, I must add) with many of the members of the original team reforming. Its got updated visuals, a rearranged soundtrack and a new method of character growth, amongst other refinements and such.

Next up is Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy, the sequel to the warmly recieved original game. There’s unsurprisingly some new characters to take charge of, including FFVII’s Tifa, FFIV’s Kain, FFXIII’s Lighting and Vaan from FFXII.  There’s also a new assist system, of which allows you to call in an ally to help you out.

Finally, The Third Birthday will be released in Spring. It stars Aya Brea from Parasite Eve, though has dropped that title  to make it clear that it’s fine as a entry point for new players. Like Parasite Eve 2, the RPG roots of the original aren’t as prevalent and there’s more of an emphasis on action. You’re also able to possess enemies this time around.

All in all it looks to be an impressive early 2011 for Square Enix.