Square Enix has announced a 2008 edition of Final Fantasy XI, for release in Europe on May 23.
The new SKU, for both PC and 360, contains all four expansion packs - Rise of the Zilart, Chains of Promathia, Treasures of Aht Urghan, and latest Wings of the Goddess.
"The world of Final Fantasy XI continues to grow with both new content and new players," said company head John Yamamoto. Final Fantasy XI 2008 Edition allows interested players to join the adventure with the bonus of all the expansion pack content. I hope many more players enjoy and experience the exciting world of Vana'diel and all that Final Fantasy XI has to offer."
Press release after the link.
FINAL FANTASY XI 2008 Edition Released In May
Includes Wings of the Goddess expansion
London (1st May 2008) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces the forthcoming release of FINAL FANTASY® XI 2008 Edition, available from 23rd May.
FINAL FANTASY XI takes you into the world of Vana'diel® during the aftermath of a great war, as you answer a desperate call to defend your people. In this first ever cross-platform massively multiplayer online game, you'll unite with other warriors as they save their world from utter destruction.
The brand-new 2008 Edition available for both Windows® and Xbox 360™ contains all four expansion packs, Rise of the Zilart™, Chains of Promathia™, Treasures of Aht Urghan™ and the latest expansion pack Wings of the Goddess™.
John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Ltd. comments, "The world of FINAL FANTASY XI continues to grow with both new content and new players. FINAL FANTASY XI 2008 Edition allows interested players to join the adventure with the bonus of all the expansion pack content. I hope many more players enjoy and experience the exciting world of Vana'diel and all that FINAL FANTASY XI has to offer."
About WINGS OF THE GODDESS
New Combat Features:
An all-new "Allied Campaign" system will allow players to take part in large-scale battles and explore new special dungeons
New settings further expand the vast world of Vana'diel
Mog House Guests:
Players will be able to invite their friends to their Mog Houses, showing their personalised furniture and special items. It is a new way to talk about past adventures and future plans in an entirely customised setting.
New Jobs: Dancer and Scholar
About FINAL FANTASY XI
FINAL FANTASY XI was originally released on May 2002. In October 2003 the title was released in North America and the European release followed in September 2004.
FINAL FANTASY XI is the first MMORPG capable of simultaneous multiplayer action across three different platforms, allowing players worldwide to combine forces on Windows, PlayStation®2 (North America and Japan only) and Xbox 360.
FINAL FANTASY XI players from all over the world can unite in one gaming universe in a community of more than 500,000 players, and 1.7 million characters.
March 2007 saw the introduction of the French and German language versions of FINAL FANTASY XI creating an influx of new players. Those already playing will tell you this has added to a vibrant multi-cultural online community.
FINAL FANTASY XI is the first ever MMORPG for Microsoft's Xbox 360.
For more information about FINAL FANTASY XI, please visit www.playonline.com.