Los Angeles (November 7, 2006) - Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that the FINAL FANTASY® XI Vana'diel® Collection 2007, created exclusively for Windows®, has shipped to retailers across the nation. This exciting collection contains the award-winning FINAL FANTASY XI stand-alone product, the Rise of the Zilart®, Chains of Promathia® and Treasures of Aht Urhgan expansion packs, and a new foldout Quick Manual including a world map and a starter's guide, all in one convenient budget-priced package.
FINAL FANTASY XI is the first massively multiplayer online role playing game capable of simultaneous multiplay across three different platforms, allowing players to take up arms together on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Windows, or Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft whether they are in North America, Europe or Japan. Now in its fourth year of service, FINAL FANTASY XI boasts more than 500,000 active subscribers and more than 1.7 million player characters from around the world.
In FINAL FANTASY XI, players embark on numerous adventures through vast environments in Vana'diel, a persistent world with over a hundred areas to explore, including mountains, forests, glaciers, deserts, oceans, rivers, castles and dungeons. FINAL FANTASY XI lets players create an alter ego to traverse the world of Vana'diel and gives players the opportunity to form parties with others or play at their own pace. The expansion packs Rise of the Zilart, Chains of Promathia and Treasures of Aht Urhgan are included, adding new jobs, areas, monsters, items and quests while continuing the storyline in new and exciting ways.
The FINAL FANTASY XI Vana'diel Collection 2007 is rated (T) for Teen. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) Web site, http://www.esrb.com for more information about ratings. For the official FINAL FANTASY XI Web site, please visit http://www.playonline.com/ff11us. The FINAL FANTASY XI Vana'diel Collection 2007 is available exclusively for Windows at North American retailers for a suggested retail price of $29.99 (USD).
About Square Enix Co., Ltd. and Square Enix, Inc.
With headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix) 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 68 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 40 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.
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