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Final Fantasy XI in ex-USSR territories by Akella

Moscow, November 5.

Akella proudly announces signing the contract with Ubisoft about the distribution of MMORPG Final Fantasy XI in Russia and the territories of the CIS and Baltics.

Final Fantasy series doesn't need any representation - for almost 15 years Square Enix pleases gamers with outstanding RPG-games featuring exciting story-lines, traditionally amazing graphics and original combat system. The new project is unique in its own way, as developers have decided "to cut a window" into the world of online the first time from the very foundation of the series.

Developers do not plan to divide the community of PlayStation 2 and PC-players - both platforms will share same servers. According to all available information, the total number of subscribers has exceeded 1,500 thousands of players.

Action of Final Fantasy XI takes place in the fantastic world of Vana'diel which is occupied by 5 playable races: humans (Hume), elves (Elvaan), halflings (tarutaru), women-cats (mithra) and ominous ogres (galka).

The world of the game is extremely huge: hundreds of monsters, spells, quests, accessible jobs and a lot of items, weapons and armors - an extremely impressive variety! Only cooperating in groups and clans allows players to achieve best results.

Concerning graphics party, Final Fantasy XI is almost flawless: the most detailed models of characters, the realistic system of change of day and night, traditionally astonishing special effects and bewitching pastoral landscapes won't leave even the most fastidious users indifferent. Speaking about game sound indefinitely would be inexcusable blasphemy: you better listen to it than read about it. Interactively changing depending on game events, opera compositions simply charm.

Unequivocally, Final Fantasy XI is one of the best MMORPGs ever created. Join the huge army of its admirers!

Game Features:

  • 5 unique races, strikingly distinguished from each other in every aspect.
  • Impressive number of different jobs: everyone will find employment that fits him perfect.
  • The classical combat system of the series is really democratic to the newbies but is still challenging for the advanced players.
  • Personal customizable dwelling for each player: your only limit is your imagination.
  • The opportunity to ride fantastic animals to travel between locations faster.
  • Magnificent graphics and sound forming the atmosphere of the delightful world of Vana'diel.
  • Indiscriminateness to the connection - a 56k bandwidth would be enough to play comfortably.
  • The complete set for the Russian users contains the original game and two official expansions with the detailed user's guide.

About Akella (

Headquartered in Moscow, Akella is one of the leading companies on Russian gaming market. Founded in 1995, Akella specializes in developing, publishing and distibuting of computer games and multimedia products, having more than 20 projects developed and more than 200 published. Main Akella's in-house titles are Sea Dogs, Age of Sail 2, Privateer's Bounty: Age of Sail 2, and Pirates of the Caribbean. All of them were critically acclaimed both in Russia and outside it. Moreover, Pirates of the Caribbean was first Russian product based on Hollywood blockbuster movie. Much attention is paid to fast-growing console games market. Akella is the first Russian company that started deloping projects for PlayStation 2 and Xbox. Since 1997, Akella localizes and publishes products of its foreign partners on Russian market. Among others, company has localized such bestsellers as Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and XIII from Ubisoft, Akella actively collaborates with independent developers, distributing their games on ex-USSR territory and worldwide.

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