The digital manga shop will stock localized editions of popular Square Enix manga series such as "Fullmetal Alchemist" and "Soul Eater." In anticipation of the launch of the paid service, Square Enix has released free downloadable versions of the first chapters of "Fullmetal Alchemist," "Soul Eater," "Black Butler" and "O-Parts Hunter" on its North American and European websites.
Square Enix will continue to work with existing regional publishing licensees for electronic and print versions. The company currently prints titles in 20 countries overseas through partnerships with local publishers.
Also this fall, Square Enix will roll out a series of premium action figures inspired by exclusive Xbox 360 video games Halo: Reach, the prequel to the Halo trilogy. Volume 1 of the range, which launches this fall, includes figures of Noble Six, Emile and Jun. A second
Both the e-store and action figures are being shown this week at Comic-Con International in San Diego.
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