Vodafone and Square Enix (Square Enix Co., Ltd and Square Enix Ltd.) today announce their joint collaboration for the launch of new mobile content on Vodafone live!. Best known for the world-renowned FINAL FANTASY video game series, and marking its entry into the mobile gaming market in Europe, Square Enix is committed to bringing new and exciting games to the growing mobile gaming audience and is doing so first with Vodafone. The initial titles available for download on Vodafone live! will be Aleste and Actraiser, both of which will debut in Vodafone Germany in July. The games will then be rolled out across other Vodafone live! European regions over the Summer, including UK, Spain, and Italy. A mobile version of Drakengard, released this May on PlayStation 2, is also planned for release during the summer.
"The addition of Square Enix's quality games titles to the Vodafone live! portfolio is a real win for our European customers. This agreement marks just the start of an exciting new relationship with Square Enix, with more classic titles to come," said Tim Harrison, Head of Games, Vodafone Group Services Limited.
"Our relationship with Vodafone in Europe allows us to offer mobile gamers the highest-quality original content Square Enix is famous for," said Yoichi Wada, president of Square Enix Co., Ltd. "Going forward, we will work hard to continue releasing ground-breaking entertainment through the industry-leading Vodafone live! multimedia offering."
In Aleste, the mobile version of the 80s home console classic, you become the pilot of an ultra-advanced attack craft, codenamed Aleste. Your mission sees you fearlessly flying through enemy-packed stages, collecting weapon power-ups on your way to the explosive end-of-level boss battles. Each level ramps up the challenge and will keep you coming back for more adrenaline-soaked arcade action!
Actraiser challenges you to fight your way past centaurs, goblins, trolls and a menagerie of other mythical creatures in this side-scrolling action game. Armed with your mighty blade and plenty of determination, you must cleanse the landscape of hordes of evil monsters! Based on the classic Super Nintendo game of the same name, Actraiser brings classic console gaming to your mobile phone.
Drakengard, Square Enix's new Action-RPG, was launched In Europe on the PlayStation 2 on May 21st, 2004. The mobile version of this brilliant console game sees you battling across four different locations, fighting Empire forces on the ground and in the air! Each level combines fantastic sword-slashing action and dragon-riding combat; the fight-back against the Empire starts here!