Square reveals its upcoming titles

Square plans to release games on the PC, PlayStation 2, and Game Boy Advance this fiscal year in Japan.

In its annual earnings report, Square has revealed its upcoming Japanese titles for the 2003 fiscal year. According to the report, the company plans to release two role-playing games and an action game for the PlayStation 2 and two Game Boy Advance titles, including the handheld version of Final Fantasy Tactics.

Final Fantasy XI for the PlayStation 2, which was released May 16 in Japan, currently has more than 50,000 subscribers. Profit loss from the server troubles around the week of launch are estimated at 80 to 100 million yen ($600,000 to $800,000), though the company said the losses will not have an effect on next term's earnings. The development of the PC version is currently under way and is scheduled for release before the end of the fiscal year in Japan. The release of Final Fantasy XI in North America is currently planned for 2003.

Square expects to ship 3.6 million copies of its upcoming software this fiscal year. The company plans to ship 750,000 copies in the first half of the fiscal year with the releases of the PlayStation 2 titles Nichibeikan Pro Baseball, Final Fantasy XI, and World Fantasista and the WonderSwan version of Front Mission.

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