FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
London (26th November 2007)– Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, announced today that WINGS OF THE GODDESS™ the fourth expansion pack for FINAL FANTASY® XI, a successful massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG), is now available for Windows® and Xbox 360™.
This fourth expansion to FINAL FANTASY XI sends players twenty years back in time, right at the core of the Crystal War, the main event upon which the FINAL FANTASY XI storyline is based. With new jobs, enemies and exciting features it will make FINAL FANTASY XI one of the most involving and deep MMORPG experiences ever.
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. WINGS OF THE GODDESS provides the latest exciting expansion to Vana’diel® with a host of features that ensures FINAL FANTASY XI continues to evolve and entertain.”
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 Areas:*> <*>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*> <*>New Monsters*>
With their aggressive steps, these thewy terpsichoreans would weave forbidden magicks upon themselves and their enemies, producing results rivalling those of even the most powerful sorcerous cants. The popularity of this profession reached its peak during the Great War, when dancers were common additions to the allied army units fighting on the front lines.
During the Crystal War, these military tacticians often served as high-ranking officers in allied forces across Vana’diel. Extensive knowledge of ancient martial theory granted them the ability to wield dual schools of magic, between which they would alternate depending on the situation at hand.
For more information about WINGS OF THE GODDESS, please visit www.ff11europe.com/goddess
About FINAL FANTASY XI
FINAL FANTASY XI takes you into 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 heroes as you attempt to save the world from utter destruction. The adventure continues in multiple expansion packs: Rise of the Zilart™, Chains of Promathia™ and Treasures of Aht Urhgan™ and the latest expansion WINGS OF THE GODDESS.
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. This year has also seen the introduction of the FINAL FANTASY XI Starter Pack, offering the ideal inexpensive entry into the MMORPG genre. Now more than 500,000 subscribers are enjoying Vana’diel, the world of FINAL FANTASY XI. With the release of WINGS OF THE GODDESS, the world of Vana’diel will be an even livelier place to visit, expanding the community even further.
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.
About Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix) with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, develops, publishes and distributes entertainment content including interactive entertainment software and publications in Asia, North America and Europe. Square Enix brings two of Japan's best-selling franchises– FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 75 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 43 million units worldwide– under one roof. Square Enix is one of the most influential providers of digital entertainment content in the world and continues to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation.
About Square Enix Ltd.
Located in London, Square Enix Ltd. handles operations in Europe and other PAL territories including sales, marketing and publishing of Square Enix titles. More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found on the Internet at http://www.square-enix.com
CHAINS OF PROMATHIA, DRAGON QUEST, FINAL FANTASY, PLAYONLINE, RISE OF THE ZILART, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, TREASURES OF AHT URHGAN, WINGS OF THE GODDESS and VANA’DIEL are registered trademarks of Square Enix Co., Ltd. in Japan and/or other countries. Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox Live are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United Kingdom and/or other countries.“PlayStation” and the“PS” Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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