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New Details Shared for CRISIS CORE –FINAL FANTASY VII– REUNION, Next Entry in the Critically Acclaimed OCTOPATH TRAVELER Series Announced and More

LONDON (Sept. 13, 2022) – During today’s Nintendo Direct video presentation, SQUARE ENIX® showcased exciting reveals and shared new details for various upcoming titles, including that CRISIS CORE™ -FINAL FANTASY® VII- REUNION, an HD remaster of the beloved prequel to FINAL FANTASY VII, will launch on December 13, 2022. The company also announced that OCTOPATH TRAVELER™ II the next installment in the critically acclaimed OCTOPATH TRAVELER RPG series, and THEATRHYTHM FINAL BAR LINE, a new game in the fan-favorite rhythm series, are launching in February 2023.
Fans of the award-winning franchise LIFE IS STRANGE can now enjoy the game on the portable platform as Life is Strange™ Arcadia Bay Collection, compilation of 'Life is Strange Remastered’ and 'Life is Strange: Before the Storm Remastered’, is coming to Nintendo Switch™ for the first time. SQUARE ENIX also announced that new RPG, VARIOUS DAYLIFETM, is available today on the Nintendo Switch™ system and will also be coming to other platforms shortly. December 1, 2022 launch date for Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered, a new entry in the beloved SaGa series, “Romancing SaGa”, was also revealed. Additionally, a free downloadable demo for the company’s upcoming title HARVESTELLA™ is available on Nintendo Switch™.  
Additional details for each title can be found below:
The launch date for Crisis Core –FINAL FANTASY VII– Reunion was confirmed in today’s Nintendo Direct presentation. Crisis Core –Final Fantasy VII– Reunion, which features a complete HD graphics overhaul, newly arranged soundtrack, and an updated combat system, begins seven years before the events of FINAL FANTASY VII and follows Zack Fair, a young Shinra SOLDIER operative. As his adventure unfolds, he discovers the dark secrets of Shinra’s experiments and the monsters they create. Crisis Core  –FINAL FANTASY VII– Reunion launches on Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation®5 (PS5™) console, PlayStation®4 (PS4™) console, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One consoles, and PC on December 13, 2022.       
Additionally, Zack's high-quality action figure, otherwise only available as part of the game's Japanese Collector's Edition is exclusively available at Square Enix Store. CRISIS CORE –FINAL FANTASY VII– REUNION PLAY ARTS KAI Action Figure - ZACK FAIR SOLDIER 2nd CLASS can be pre-ordered here:
Platforms:  Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4™, PS5™, Nintendo Switch™, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Developer: SQUARE ENIX
Available: December 13, 2022
OCTOPATH TRAVELER II, the next entry in the critically acclaimed OCTOPATH TRAVELER RPG series, will release on February 24, 2023 on Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4 and PC via STEAM. The game is available for physical and digital pre-order across select platforms now. For further information, visit:
View the OCTOPATH TRAVELER II Announcement Trailer here:
Following the release of the first installment in the OCTOPATH TRAVELER series in 2018, which sold over three million copies worldwide*, OCTOPATH TRAVELER II is a brand-new entry in this series that takes the series’ HD-2D graphics, a fusion of retro pixel art and 3DCG, to even greater heights. In OCTOPATH TRAVELER II, players will venture into the world of Solistia and experience the adventures of eight brand-new travelers in an exciting new era.
Platform(s): Nintendo Switch™, PS5™, PS4™, PC via STEAM
Available: February 24, 2023
The fan-favorite rhythm action series returns with THEATRHYTHM FINAL BAR LINE when it launches digitally and physically on February 16, 2023 on Nintendo Switch and PS4. Digital pre-orders are now available on Nintendo Switch and will be available later today on PS4.
View the THEATRHYTHM FINAL BAR LINE Announcement Trailer here:
Featuring 385 FINAL FANTASY tracks in the base game, the Digital Deluxe and Premium Digital Deluxe Editions include music from various SQUARE ENIX series, such as NieR, SaGa, LIVE A LIVE, OCTOPATH TRAVELER and more. With three game modes to enjoy and over 100 FINAL FANTASY characters, players can form their dream music battle party, and by using both local and online multiplayer play modes, with additional DLC content to explore following the game’s launch, players have plenty look forward to as they embark on a colorful and musical journey this winter.
Platform: Nintendo Switch™, PS4™
Developer: Indieszero
Available: February 16, 2023
Life is Strange Arcadia Bay Collection
Life is Strange™ Arcadia Bay Collection on the Nintendo Switch system, will launch on September 27, 2022, marking very first time the beloved narrative experiences will be available on the portable platform. Physical pre-orders are open now.
Experience two award-winning Life is Strange games on Nintendo Switch for the very first time!
Meet an unforgettable cast of characters across two gripping stories – with remastered visuals and upgraded animations now optimized for Nintendo Switch.
Harness the power of Max’s supernatural rewind ability or Chloe’s quick-witted attitude to change the course of shocking events in Arcadia Bay.
The Life is Strange Arcadia Bay Collection includes ‘Life is Strange Remastered’ and ‘Life is Strange: Before the Storm Remastered’.
This all-new collection features:

  • Two complete games
  • Remastered visuals improved and optimized for Switch across characters and environments
  • Improved character animation using full facial mocap performance (Life is Strange Remastered)
  • Choice and consequence driven stories with multiple endings
  • Harness the power of Max’s rewind ability or Chloe’s quick-witted attitude to change the course of events
  • Every track from the distinct licensed soundtrack & original scores
Life is Strange Arcadia Bay Collection
Platform:   Nintendo Switch™
Developer: Deck Nine Games
Available: September 27, 2022
SQUARE ENIX® today announced that the development team behind award winning OCTOPATH TRAVELER, BRAVELY DEFAULT and TRIANGLE STRATEGY, will be launching VARIOUS DAYLIFE for the first time on the Nintendo Switch™ system. The game will launch on PC (STEAM®) at 18:00pm BST on September 13 and on the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) console at 7:00am BST on September 16, 2022. Players who purchase VARIOUS DAYLIFE on Nintendo Switch and Steam before October 17, 2022, will receive a digital artbook as an early purchase reward. VARIOUS DAYLIFE will also be available as part of a bundle with TRIANGLE STRATEGY Digital Deluxe Edition on PC via the STEAM Store, players who purchase this bundle on PC (STEAM) will receive a 29% discount and TRIANGLE STRATEGY Digital Deluxe Edition when it launches on October 13, 2022. 
Watch the VARIOUS DAYLIFE | Announcement Trailer here:

Platform: Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4 (PS4™) console and PC (STEAM®).
Developer: SQUARE ENIX
Available: Out Now on Nintendo Switch™ system, on September 13 at 18:00 BST | 19:00 CEST on PC (STEAM®), on September 16 at 19:00 BST | 20:00 CEST on PlayStation®4 (PS4™)
Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered
It was revealed during the livestream that Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered is coming to Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation®5 (PS5™) console, PlayStation®4 (PS4™) console, PC (STEAM®), iOS and Android devices on December 1, 2022. The fourth entry in the beloved SaGa series, “Romancing SaGa” was originally released in Japan in 1992, and again as a remake in 2005 across North America and Japan.  Players across North America, Japan and Europe can now experience additional new features and QOL updates with a new HD graphical re-master in Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered.
Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered
Platform: Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®5 (PS5™) console, PlayStation®4 (PS4™) console, PC (STEAM®), iOS and Android devices
Developer: SQUARE ENIX
Available: December 1, 2022
A free downloadable demo for HARVESTELLA, a brand-new life simulation RPG, is now available on Nintendo Switch™. In HARVESTELLA, players will experience a beautiful world that changes with the flow of the seasons and enjoy a variety of gameplay including tending to crops, befriending townspeople and adventuring into challenging dungeons. With this demo, players can begin their adventure in a vibrant and colorful world marred by the “Quietus,” or season of death, and carry over their save data to the full game when it releases on November 4, 2022.
HARVESTELLA is available for digital pre-order on Nintendo Switch and PC via STEAM. A physical Nintendo Switch edition is also available for pre-order through select retailers.
Platform(s): Nintendo Switch™, PC via STEAM
Developer: SQUARE ENIX
Available: November 4, 2022
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