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Final Fantasy XI - Launch Of German And French Language Service


London (23rd January 2007) - Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, announced today the March launch of the forthcoming German and French service of FINAL FANTASY® XI.

FINAL FANTASY XI began its English service in Europe in September 2004. Now, with the launch of German and French services, Square Enix will be aiming for a greater number of users in German/French-speaking areas.

From early March 2007, we 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 of charge. You can change your game to the language of your choice with no additional fees to the monthly subscription charge.

From late March a new all-in-one package of Final Fantasy XI will be released in Europe for new players. The new packaged version allows you to play in German, French or English. Further details of the new all-in-one pack will be announced at a later date.

How to play the German/French versions

From early March 2007, we 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 (both Windows® and Xbox 360 versions).

The display language is automatically changed to the current Windows/Xbox 360 settings when the PlayOnline Viewer is activated. It will still be possible to switch between languages, including English. Further details will be released at a later date.


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 (U.S. 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 three additional expansion packs - Rise of the Zilart®, Chains of Promathia and the latest expansion pack release, Treasures of Aht Urhgan.

About Square Enix

With headquarters in Tokyo, Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix) develops, publishes and distributes entertainment contents 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 70 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. More information on Square Enix can be found on the Internet at .

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

CHAINS OF PROMATHIA, DRAGON QUEST, FINAL FANTASY, PLAYONLINE, RISE OF THE ZILART, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, TREASURES OF AHT URHGAN are trademarks or 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 Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


Alex Huhtala

Public Relations Manager

Square Enix Ltd

+44 (0) 20 7324 5223

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