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European Final Fantasy XI site updated

kula shakerz    2004-08-24    0 comments

Square Enix has recently updated the official European Final Fantasy XI website. The site is now available in three languages, English, German and French. The European Final Fantasy XI release will include both Rise of Zilart, and the new Chains of Promathia expansion. The game will only be available for Windows on September the 16th but a Playstation 2 version...

Final Fantasy XI at the Leipzig Games Convention

kula shakerz    2004-08-16    0 comments

Square Enix has announced that their upcoming title Final Fantasy XI will be available for play for attendees of the Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany, which runs from August 19th-22nd. For the very first time European gamers will be given the opportunity to experience for themselves exactly what has made the title so successful in North America and Japan, boasting...

European Final Fantasy XI release details

kula shakerz    2004-08-08    0 comments

Square Enix has released new information regarding the European release of Final Fantasy XI. The game will be released for PC and the box will contain seven discs, the game and the two expansions Rize of Zilart and Chains of Promathia. The retail price will be 50€ ($60.31 USD) and the monthly fee is set to $12.95 USD. Final Fantasy...

Summerfest event to be held next week

sifar    2004-07-16    0 comments

The people at Square Enix are organizing an event titled Summerfest for gamers in the world of Vana'diel. The extravaganza is expected to take place from July 23 to August 8, 2004. In this time, Players will have special access to buying fireworks which they can use to help brighten the black night sky. Moogles will also be carrying out...

European Final Fantasy XI release confirmed

kula shakerz    2004-07-10    0 comments

Final Fantasy XI will be released in Europe on the global launch day of the Chains of Promathia update. Final Fantasy XI will be released for PC with the two expansions Rise of the Zilart and Chains of Promathia, which allow access to new jobs, areas, quests, items and more. No price is available at this point. Square Enix has...

European Final Fantasy XI beta testing

kula shakerz    2004-05-08    0 comments

Square Enix Europe recently sent out invitations to lucky members of Square Europe's FanZone website for the upcoming closed beta test of Final Fantasy XI in Europe. The people who got this email have until the 17th of May to accept. This pretty much confirms that Final Fantasy XI is finally heading to Europe. More news about the European release...

Final Fantasy XI update released

kula shakerz    2004-04-24    0 comments

Square Enix has released the latest Final Fantasy XI update. This new patch includes the first Conflict event, titled Ballista, which consists of several stand-alone events. It is scheduled to become a permanent feature at a later date. To read the full list of changes go to the official Final Fantasy XI site. Link >> Official PlayOnline ChangeLog

Final Fantasy XI reaches 500,000 players

Ikuzo    2004-04-17    0 comments

Square Enix on 16th announced that the registered players of Final Fantasy XI on Playstation 2 and Windows version combined had reached their target of 500,000 players by the end of March. FFXI began its hype as the first MMORPG for the Playstation 2 console back in 2001. In May 2002, FFXI launched its service along with PlayOnline. Its initial...

Final Fantasy XI coming to Europe during 2004?

kula shakerz    2004-04-14    0 comments

According to Square Enix has planned to release Final Fantasy XI in England sometime during 2004. It's not known whether or not England was used as a synonym to Europe but one would think so since no Square Enix games have been released in England only. Square Enix Europe has also increased it's staff from 30 to 50 employees,...

Final Fantasy XI easter egg hunting event

kula shakerz    2004-04-10    0 comments

Square Enix has announced that there will be a Egg Hunt event taking place during easter in Vana'diel. The Moogles have hidden eggs all over the world and now's your chance you collect them and maybe get a little suprize. The easiest way of getting hold of the egs is by speaking with the Moogles in San d'Oria, Windurst, and...

Download the US FFXI PS2 TV Commercial

sifar    2004-03-31    0 comments

Sony has started airing Final Fantasy XI commercials on various networks, and GameTrailers was able to get a hold of the tv spot and make it available online. The footage shown is that of the opening FMV, and some in-game sequences. It is thirty seconds long and can be downloaded using the link below. Download >> Final Fantasy XI US...

Final Fantasy XI: Player vs. Player

kula shakerz    2004-03-27    0 comments

Square Enix has announced that a player vs. player mode will be added to Final Fantasy XI in a upcoming update. The PvP system will differ from PvP systems seen in other MMORPGs as battles will take place in a controlled, tournament-like environment, which means that there will be no player killing where a high-level player can run around and...

Interviews with the makers of Final Fantasy XI

sifar    2004-03-25    0 comments

1UP and IGN were able to meet up with Yasu Kurosawa (Producer of Final Fantasy XI) and Keiki Usui (Online Service Manager) at the San Francisco launch party for the PlayStation 2 version of FFXI (Discussed here in a previous news post). There they talked about the future patches and possible extensions for the MMORPG and much more. Link >>...

New Final Fantasy XI + PS2 hard drive images

sifar    2004-03-21    0 comments has made available seven images that show the PlayStation 2 hard drive + Final Fantasy XI bundle inside out. The images show the manuals of both the hard drive and of FFXI, they show the box from the front and the back, and much more. Link >> FFXI + hardrive article and images

Sony's Multi-million dollar Ad campaign for FFXI

sifar    2004-03-19    0 comments

Sony is going to be launching a multi-million dollar marketing campaign to advertise its upcoming PlayStation 2 hard drive (includes Final Fantasy XI as the major attraction) on several forms of media including magazines, television networks (ESPN, Comedy Central, Fox Sports, MTV, USA, Spike TV, CBS, FOX, NBC, UPN, WB, and more), and many online websites. The ad campaign is...