FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
London (20th September 2007)– Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announced that WINGS OF THE GODDESS™, the fourth expansion pack for FINAL FANTASY® XI, a successful massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG), will receive a simultaneous worldwide release on Thursday 22nd November.
FINAL FANTASY XI was originally released on May 2002 in Japan with three expansion packs Rise of the Zilart™, Chains of Promathia™ and Treasures of Aht Urhgan™ following in recent years. 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, the ideal inexpensive introduction into the MMORPG genre. Now more than 500,000 subscribers are enjoying Vana’diel®, the world of FINAL FANTASY XI. With the release of the fourth expansion pack for Windows® and Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system, the world of Vana’diel will be an even livelier place to visit, expanding the community even further.
About WINGS OF THE GODDESS
There was once a war that shook the very foundations of Vana'diel.
It was a dark and dreadful age.
The lives of many were lost.
The futures of many were destroyed.
The joys of many were extinguished.
However, there are those from that age who remember...
They remember the hope that burned in the darkness.
The companions that banded together.
The heroes that strove onwards.
The rivals that joined forces.
And now history is reborn, as we return to that age of strife...
During Tokyo Game Show 2007, Square Enix (Booth 3-S1) will debut an all-new trailer that unveils the new locations, beastmen and adventures coming up in WINGS OF THE GODDESS. This special trailer also marks the worldwide debut of an all-new job class, expanding adventurers’ possibilities in new and exciting ways.
FINAL FANTASY XI: WINGS OF THE GODDESS for Windows will be released 22nd November 2007. Price: to be announced. As an expansion pack players will need to own an original version of FINAL FANTASY XI for Windows, sold separately.
FINAL FANTASY XI for Xbox 360 will be released on the same day as the Windows version. Price: to be announced. As an expansion pack players will need to own an original version of FINAL FANTASY XI for Xbox 360, sold separately.
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 forthcoming Wings of the Goddess, which will be available in November 2007.
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 computer entertainment system (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, 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 the United Kingdom and/or other countries. Windows, Xbox and Xbox 360 are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United Kingdom and/or other countries.“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Square Enix Limited is a company registered in England&Wales under the number 3679704 whose registered office is Castle House, 37-45 Paul Street, London EC2A 4LS.
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Square Enix Ltd
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