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Final Fantasy XI

Final Fantasy XI launches in Korea

sifar    2003-07-20    0 comments

Square Enix is currently negotiating with an unnamed Korean game publisher to release its online games service (PlayOnline) and also the MMORPG, Final Fantasy XI, in that country. Executives from Square Enix have been visiting Korea with hopes on sealing the deal sometimes in the near future. Going into the Korean market, MMORPGs have been extremely popular. Square Enix's move...

Final Fantasy XI update announced

kula shakerz    2003-06-26    0 comments

Square Enix has announced the newest update for its MMORPG Final Fantasy XI for the PlayStation 2 and PC. Apart from fixing from bugs contained in the expansion disc Rise of Zilart, the newest update will feature a new region named Tu-Ria, which was designed particularly for high-level gamers. In order to gain to the region however, users need to...

Final Fantasy XI Upgrade Up

sifar    2003-06-21    0 comments has informed its users that there will be an upgrade on 25th June from 4pm to 7pm. As always, players will not be able to play during their maintenance of the servers. After the maintenance is done, they'll be able to automatically upgrade by pressing the "Play" button on the screen. The upgrade will take effect on the following...

Official US FFXI site opens

sifar    2003-06-12    0 comments

Even though Square Enix is not publishing their MMORPG Final Fantasy XI (Sony Computer Entertainment is doing it), they went ahead and opened up a website for the game. The site is said to have the latest news / screenshots / artwork and more. Here is the link: Official FFXI US site

Final Fantasy XI beta testers picked

kula shakerz    2003-05-23    0 comments

Square Enix USA have picked the beta testers for Final Fantasy XI, the testers will play Final Fantasy XI and Tetra Master and look for eventual bugs. The beta testing kit should be sent to the accepted PlayStation 2 testers shortly. Here's what they said on the official site. QUOTE: Square Enix U.S.A. would like to thank all applicants for...

E3: Final Fantasy XI US release date

kula shakerz    2003-05-14    0 comments

Sony Computer Entertainment America announced during it's pre-E3 press conference that both the PlayStation2 version of Final Fantasy XI and the 40 GB hard drive will be released in the first quarter of 2004. PlayStation2 and PC gamers will share the same servers, this will allow them to play together. The PC version of FFXI will be available in late...

FFXI: Girade no Genei OST

kula shakerz    2003-05-08    0 comments

Square Enix has announced that they will release the Final Fantasy XI: Girade no Genei Original Soundtrack. Track number four is composed by Nobuo Uematsu, while the rest of the album is composed and arranged by Naoshi Mizuta who's also worked on the Mega Man and Parasite Eve series. Here below is the full track listing: 1 - Kazham 2...

Final Fantasy XI price cuts

kula shakerz    2003-05-08    0 comments

Square Enix will release a new budget version of Final Fantasy XI in Japan in June, for 4800 yen ($38,84 USD). This version will not include the recently released expansion pack but it will have all the latest patches of the game, so it's not necessary to download any updates from the PlayOnline server after installation.

North American FFXI may include expansion

kula shakerz    2003-05-07    0 comments

There are rumours that suggest that the "Girade no Genei" add-on that recently got released in Japan will be included in the North American default package. It's also said that it will be possible for PlayStation®2 gamers to play on the same servers as the computer users. More information will be available during this years E3.

FFXI ßeta application period has ended

kula shakerz    2003-04-29    0 comments

The public beta application period for Final Fantasy XI has now ended. So good luck to all of you people who signed up for the beta testing and too bad for those of you that didn't.

FFXI: Vision of Jiraat sale figures

kula shakerz    2003-04-19    0 comments

The Final Fantasy XI add-on Vision of Jiraat that was released in Japan on April the 17th is selling well. All the 80.908 units shipped by Square Enix got sold out during the first day. That's about 10.000 more than on the initial Final Fantasy XI release a year ago. No one know when the next shipment arrives but one...

FFXI Add-on video download

kula shakerz    2003-04-16    0 comments

Tommorow, this great add-on will be released to the public of Japan and Square Enix has released a publicity video just for this occassion. The video shows us several of the new job classes, their abilities and the new environments that have been added. Before the video was only available through streaming, but now can be also be downloaded. Streaming...

Become a FFXI beta tester

kula shakerz    2003-04-13    0 comments

Square Enix USA has announced that they will be having a beta test for Final Fantasy XI very soon. If you want to become a beta tester then you must meet several requirements. You have to be 13 years or older, you must live in the United States or in Canada and you must meet the following PS2/PC requirements. PlayStation2...

FFXI confirmed on Square Enix USA site

sifar    2003-04-01    0 comments

Today, Square Enix opened its US website which can be viewed at The site doesn't have much new content but gives us links to and talks about the merger between Square and Enix. However, the best thing to note is that Final Fantasy XI will undoubtedly make its way to North America. The site shows two images saying...

FFXI - Vision of Jiraat gift

sifar    2003-04-01    0 comments

DigiCube is offering customers a free gift if they reserve the new FFXI add-on titled Vision of Jiraat. The gift will be a strap/key chain with the picture of a Tarutaru on it. Supplies are limited and so if you are going to purchase the add-on, go to now.