Square Meeting 2002 Autumn Report

Today, Square held its highly anticipated strategy meeting in Tokyo. Called Square Meeting 2002 Autumn the event didn't feature any major announcements about new games, but still some previously announced titles received definite release dates. The only major surprise was the delay of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, which was originally scheduled to be released in December, but now will be released in February next year. Apart from the standard edition, Unlimited SaGa for PlayStation 2 will also be avaialable in a limited edition. Called Unlimited SaGa Premium Box, the set will contain a special packaging and booklet as well as a maxi audio CD. The limited edition will be available at a retail price of 8,800yen (70.43USD).

The meeting was opened by an enthuasistic Square President and CEO Youichi Wada, who pointed it that he was very content to see his company being back on track. The next representative to speak was Square's executive director Shinji Hashimoto, who commented on various issues such as the growth of online gaming, Square games on Nintendo platforms and the company's recently announced i-mode services. Afterwards, the following titles were shown on a big screen:

Final Fantasy I and II, PSone, October 31st 2002
Final Fantasy XI, PC, November 7th 2002
Unlimited SaGa, PS2, December 19th 2002
Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, PS2, December 26th 2002
Final Fantasy X-2, PS2, March 2003
Hanjuko Hero Tai 3D, PS2, tba
Chocobo Land: A Game of Dice, GBA, December 13th 2002
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, GBA, February 14th 2002
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicle, GC, tba

10.22.02 - 3:10 PM
Chris Winkler

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