FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
London (8th March 2007) - Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces the March release of the forthcoming FINAL FANTASY® XI 2007 Edition and the arrival of the language patch that facilitates the launch of the German and French service of FINAL FANTASY XI.
Starting today, 8th March 2007, Square Enix will be offering a language conversion download that will make it possible to play FINAL FANTASY XI in French or German. Available from PlayOnline®, this service will be free for players using the European version of the game, allowing them to select the language of their choice without any additional fees to the monthly subscription charge.
On March 30th a new all-in-one package of FINAL FANTASY XI - the FINAL FANTASY XI 2007 Edition - will be released in Europe. The new packaged version for Windows® and Xbox 360 will allow players to experience Vana'diel® in German, French or English.
FINAL FANTASY XI 2007 Edition also contains all three FINAL FANTASY XI expansion packs: Rise of the Zilart®, Chains of Promathia® and the latest expansion pack release, Treasures of Aht Urhgan®, available together on Windows for the first time.
How to play the German/French versions
From 8th March 2007, Square Enix will be offering a language conversion download that will make it possible to play FINAL FANTASY XI in French or German.
This service is available for those who play using the EU version of the FINAL FANTASY XI package currently on sale for both Windows and Xbox 360.
The display language is automatically changed to the current Windows/Xbox 360 settings when the PlayOnline Viewer is activated. Though, it will still be possible to switch between languages, including English, at any time. Further details can be found at www.playonline.com
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 warriors as they save their world from utter destruction. The brand-new 2007 Edition contains all three expansion packs, Rise of the Zilart, Chains of Promathia and Treasures of Aht Urghan.
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.
FINAL FANTASY XI is the first ever MMORPG for Microsoft's Xbox 360, and includes the original FINAL FANTASY XI game and the three additional expansion packs.
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 Japan, North America, Europe and Asia. 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 41 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
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