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Explore Three Platform-Exclusive Character Storylines on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and STEAM as Pre-Orders Begin

LONDON (Apr. 4, 2024) – Today, SQUARE ENIX® released three playable demos for the upcoming RPG SaGa Emerald Beyond across the Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®5 (PS5®) and PlayStation®4 (PS4®) consoles and PC (STEAM®)*. Players will get the chance to learn more about three of SaGa Emerald Beyond’s core characters and get a head start on the game before launch as demo save data will transfer over to the full game on each respective platform. 

The platform-exclusive demos on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and PC let players explore several hours of three different characters’ storylines: 

  • Tsunanori Mido (PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4) – A man who can manipulate kugutsu, or animated puppets, protecting the barrier around his home, Miyako City. When the city is plagued by all kinds of supernatural phenomena, Tsunanori embarks on a journey to other worlds to find four elemental spirits in order to restore order to the spiritual realm. 

  • Ameya (Nintendo Switch) – A witch-in-training who visits Miyako City and lives in secret as a schoolgirl as a part of her graduation exam. After Ameya is attacked by an unknown person, she loses practically all of her magical power and must find a way to regain what was lost and pass her final exam. 

  • Diva No. 5 (PC) – A songstress mech designed to sing and dance from the world of Avalon. After singing a forbidden song, however, Diva’s memory and singing functionality are sealed away, causing her to lose her livelihood and music itself. In her despair, Diva discards her “human” body and, going with the flow, accepts an invitation from a secret society, leaving Avalon behind. 

SaGa Emerald Beyond will launch digitally on April 25, 2024 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC and iOS and Android devices. Pre-orders are now open on PC and consoles. SaGa Emerald Beyond is the latest release in the 35-year history of the SaGa Project from SQUARE ENIX. For more information, please visit: 

* STEAM® SaGa Emerald Beyond Demo & pre-orders available from 5:00pm BST / 6:00pm CEST / 9:00am PDT on Thursday, April 04, 2024. 

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About the SaGa Series
SaGa is a series of revolutionary role-playing games, created by legendary game developer Akitoshi Kawazu (FINAL FANTASY, FINAL FANTASY II, SaGa Frontier). Since THE FINAL FANTASY LEGEND was released in 1990 for the Game Boy, the series has expanded with several additional entries across numerous platforms. Other SaGa series regulars include illustrator Tomomi Kobayashi, who has given the series its own unique style, and composer Kenji Ito (Mana series). Although the SaGa series shares its roots with FINAL FANTASY, the SaGa series has always incorporated revolutionary and challenging gameplay mechanics, such as player choice, branching storylines and implementing characters with wildly different playstyles, setting it apart from other JRPG series. SaGa Emerald Beyond, the latest standalone entry in the franchise, will release across various modern platforms on April 25, 2024.

About Square Enix, Ltd.

Square Enix Ltd. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix group of companies. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 185 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 88 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.  

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