London (29th June 2009)– Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that the second add-on scenario for FINAL FANTASY® XI, their MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online Game), will begin pre-sale on July 5, 2009. Titled“A Moogle Kupo d’Etat™– Evil in Small Doses”, this upcoming add-on scenario will launch simultaneously worldwide later this summer, for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system (North America and Japan only) and Windows®.
Beginning on July 5, 2009,“A Moogle Kupo d’Etat– Evil in Small Doses” will be available for pre-purchase and download for£7.99 in the UK and€9.99 in the rest of Europe via the PlayOnline® Viewer. Slated to launch at the end of July following the next FINAL FANTASY XI version update, players whose in-game character’s main job level is at least 10 can begin to enjoy this new content. Introducing a brand-new story arc, this new scenario requires the installation of RISE OF THE ZILART®, the first expansion pack in the FINAL FANTASY XI series.
The development of these add-on scenarios, including the already launched“A Crystalline Prophecy® - Ode of Life Bestowing” and the upcoming third and final scenario–“A Shantotto Ascension®– The Legend Torn, Her Empire Born”– is led by Masato Kato, who created the stories and scenarios for FINAL FANTASY XI, and its first expansion pack, RISE OF THE ZILART. With the summer release of this second scenario,“A Moogle Kupo d’Etat– Evil in Small Doses”, players will delve into a dark mystery set in motion by a single drop of water.
About A Moogle Kupo d’Etat– Evil in Small Doses
It all started with an innocent drop of rainwater and a rickety, ramshackle Mog House desperately in need of repair.
Little did anyone suspect that this would be the beginning of a harrowing nightmare unheard of in the annals of moogle-kind.
About FINAL FANTASY XI
Accommodating players in Europe, North America and Japan, FINAL FANTASY XI is the first massively multiplayer online role-playing game capable of simultaneous multiplayer cooperation across three different platforms. Now in its eighth year of service, FINAL FANTASY XI has a robust community of 500,000 subscribers from around the world. The series continues to evolve and expand, offering newcomers and fans alike an immersive, engrossing and engaging universe to traverse, defend and explore.
For more information about FINAL FANTASY XI, please visit the official website: http://www.ff11europe.com
To access the official site for these FINAL FANTASY XI add-on scenarios, please visit: http://www.playonline.com/ff11eu/addon
Profile of Masato Kato
Masato Kato served as director and scenario writer on titles including Chrono Trigger®, Radical Dreamers, Xenogears® and Chrono Cross® for Square Co., Ltd. (now Square Enix) and oversaw the initial plot conception and event direction for the original FINAL FANTASY XI and the RISE OF THE ZILART expansion. Since leaving Square in 2002, Mr. Kato has worked on a number of titles and continues to pursue his unique design vision.
About Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., 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 85 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 47 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.
Square Enix Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. with offices 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
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