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Last Remnant hits PC tomorrow, promises better animation, more


The Last Remnant releases in PAL terrotories for PC tomorrow, sporting "improved character animations" and "increased speed of gameplay in battle sequences" over its 360 counterpart, according to a Square press release today.

Other improvements over the 360 version include the ability to form unions with multiple leader units and autosave between consecutive battles.

Enough to buy? Decide with the full info, after the break.


London (19th March 2009) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that the forthcoming Games for Windows® version of THE LAST REMNANT™ will be available across all PAL territories from tomorrow.

From the makers of the FINAL FANTASY® series comes an epic new adventure. THE LAST REMNANT is a completely original adventure title, benefiting from the finest creative talent to build a lush, real-time fantasy world. The game's battle system has been carefully crafted to deliver a brand-new experience for gamers, as they control forces in massive cinematic battles.

The Games for Windows version boasts a host of new features, these include; giving the player the choice to select Japanese or English voice-overs, improved character animations, the ability to allow multiple leader units to form unions and faster gameplay during battles.

John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Ltd. comments, “We hope to reach a new audience with the Games for Windows version of THE LAST REMNANT. The work that has been put into this version of the game is truly stunning and I hope that fans enjoy this exciting new adventure.”

For more information about THE LAST REMNANT and to find out about the new benchmark software and downloadable demo, please visit the official website at



In ancient times, mysterious artefacts referred to as Remnants were discovered all over the world. Offering incredible power, they soon came into the hands of the covetous few, and thus was the world’s delicate equilibrium shattered. The people were divided into those who ruled and those who were ruled over. War was inevitable. Our story begins a thousand years later…

Rush lives with his sister Irina on the secluded Eulam Island, a place far removed from the ceaseless battle for control over the Remnants which rages on the mainland. However, his peaceful life is shattered one day when he witnesses his sister’s abduction by a mysterious group of soldiers. He immediately sets off after them, ill-prepared for the evils of the outside world but determined to find his sister at any cost.


• A new adventure from Square Enix and the creators of the FINAL FANTASY series
• Innovative new battle system that allows for large scale battles delivered with an unrivalled cinematic intensity
• Selective Encounter System allows you to engage the enemy your way, eliminating random battles
• Fully localised for PAL territories with French, German, Spanish and Italian subtitles and menu screens, Games for Windows version includes the option to select Japanese or English voice-overs
• New features not included in the original Xbox 360 release version include:
o Ability to form unions with multiple leader units
o Autosave and normal save functions available between consecutive battles
o Graphical weapon previews assist players with weapon selection
o New allied characters to aide players in battle
o Improved character animations
o Increased speed of gameplay in battle sequences

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