SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES The 3rd Birthday SPECIAL EDITION AND CELEBRITY VOICE CAST

Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces The 3rd Birthday™ will be released as a special TWISTED EDITION retail pack featuring a number of exclusive items, available across Europe and PAL territories exclusively for the PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system during spring 2011. 

In addition to the game, the TWISTED EDITION retail pack will include a copy of CTI Confidential – an exclusive 48 page hardback book packed with top-secret artwork and concept illustrations; two deluxe Aya Brea Lithograph art prints and an exclusive Lightning in Aya Brea costume for use in the forthcoming PSP release DISSIDIA® 012[duodecim]™ FINAL FANTASY®.

Square Enix can also reveal details of the game’s celebrity voice cast including Yvonne Strahovski of TV series Chuck as the voice of Aya Brea. Yvonne Strahovski comments, “I was immediately interested when Square Enix approached me with the opportunity to play Aya Brea in The 3rd Birthday. I love Aya – she’s strong, driven and ready to take on the world.  My goal was to bring all of her characteristics to life to really tell her story and create the best experience for all gamers.”

Additionally, the game’s mysterious Kyle Madigan is voiced by Jensen Ackles of TV’s Supernatural series. “The 3rd Birthday will pull players in immediately with its incredible graphics and character driven story line.  I felt like I was creating a movie.” Comments Jensen Ackles.

The 3rd Birthday is an engrossing new chapter for Aya Brea, the main character in the hugely popular PARASITE EVE® series. Set in New York in 2012, Aya is mankind’s last hope for survival against the powerful Twisted.

Combining all-action third-person shooter gameplay with rich character development, weapon customisation, awesome missions and a gripping suspense-filled story, The 3rd Birthday delivers incredible visuals unmatched among portable games.  

Exciting New Chapter for Aya Brea from the popular PARASITE EVE series: An engaging, all-new tale of survival horror set in a ravaged New York City.

 Action-packed fast-paced storyline: Fight back the Twisted’s vicious onslaught in a third-person shooter featuring in-depth character progression and customisation.

 Strategic gameplay:

  • The new Overdive System gives players a tactical advantage when faced with making split-second decisions on the battlefield.
  • Tailor Aya’s DNA and weaponry to improve her skills in battle

All-star production staff: Including character designer Tetsuya Nomura (KINGDOM HEARTS series), producer Yoshinori Kitase (FINAL FANTASY series), director Hajime Tabata (CRISIS CORE® -FINAL FANTASY VII-), art director Isamu Kamikokuryo (FINAL FANTASY XIII) and music by Yoko Shimomura (KINGDOM HEARTS series).

For more information on The 3rd Birthday, please visit http://www.the3rdbirthdaygame.com/

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