Square Enix details Sony-exclusive PSP titles for 2011

Lord Of Arcana, 3rd Birthday and new Final Fantasy here in spring

Square Enix has revealed new details of four PSP-exclusive titles it has up its sleeve for 2011.

All of the games - Lord Of Arcana, Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, Dissidia 012[duodecim] Final Fantasy and The 3rd Birthday - will launch in spring next year.


Lord Of Arcana will hit shelves first. Scheduled for release in February, it "plunges the player into the dark depths of the underworld to fight vast and powerful creatures of legend in their quest to obtain the power of Arcana".

Up to four players can team-up to slay the darkest demons, unlocking new items and skills along the way. A special 'Slayer Edition' will be made available, comprising of a copy of the game in a unique 'Slayer Red' game case, a 44 page hardback artbook and a Mini Soundtrack CD.

Next up will be Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together - a PSP reinvention of the strategy RPG. Square promises it's been "reborn from the ground up, with reworked visuals and effects, a re-arranged soundtrack by the original composers, new character growth mechanics and a new Wheel of Fortune system that adds even more replay value to the game".

Dissidia 012[duodecim] Final Fantasy will follow. The follow-up to the smash hit Dissidia Final Fantasy, it offers a mix of fighting and RPG action, starring the most memorable heroes and villains from the Final Fantasy series.

Square says: "A new war between Cosmos and Chaos requires new allies both good and evil to join the battle. With new game modes, story missions, items, alternate costumes and combat features, Dissidia 012[duodecim] Final Fantasy expands upon the action and excitement of the original in every way. Get ready for the return of the ultimate portable fighting experience."


Rounding out the spring of PSP releases is The 3rd Birthday, which Square calls "a thrilling third-person shooting game full of suspense".

The story centres around Aya Brea, mankind's last hope for survival against the powerful Twisted. Using her unique Overdive ability, Aya can dive into enemy and ally bodies, taking control of them for strategic advantage.

"The 3rd Birthday is an all-action shooter with rich character development and weapon customisation, exciting missions, incredible visuals and a gripping suspense-filled story," adds Square.

Full details for upcoming Special Editions of Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, Dissidia 012[duodecim] Final Fantasy and The 3rd Birthday will be "revealed soon", according to Square - along with specific release dates.