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Final Fantasy XI PC GamePad

kula shakerz    2002-10-19    0 comments

Eelecom has announced that they will release a special USB gamepad for Square's Final Fantasy XI for Windows. The JC-U1112V, which supports USB1.1 under Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, features a digital and analog mode as well as two analog sticks, one digital control pad and eight buttons. The JC-U1112V will be available on the same day as Final Fantasy XI for Windows...

Final Fantasy XI Coming To USA!

kula shakerz    2002-10-13    0 comments

Square officially unveiled the complete PC version of online-only PS2 RPG Final Fantasy XI at a press conference in Tokyo today. The fact that it exists (and is coming out November 7 in Japan) isn't exactly news—what is news is president Yoichi Wada's announcement that a U.S. version is definitely in the works. Officially titled Final Fantasy XI for Windows,...

Final Fantasy XI PC Presentation

kula shakerz    2002-10-11    0 comments

Square has held a presentation for the PC version of its PlayStation 2 MMORPG Final Fantasy XI for Windows today. At hand were not only Square President and CEO Youichi Wada, but also representatives from Intel and nVIDIA as well as Dell. Intel and nVIDIA supported Square in bringing the PS2 game to the PC platform and optimizing it for...

No US Release For FFXI?

kula shakerz    2002-10-10    0 comments

Square has recently reached the 120,000 Final Fantasy XI/PlayOnline user mark, roughly 60% of the userbase Square requires to break financially even. However, it may not be possible to break the mark any time soon were PlayOnline only available to Japanese gamers. Registrations have increased slowly since the service was introduced in May, most likely due to a botched launch...

Final Fantasy XI Updates

kula shakerz    2002-10-03    0 comments

Square has revealed details on Final Fantasy XI's October update, which was implemented today. Apart from fixing various bugs from previous updates, the newest update has tweaked the game's previously problematic balance during party play, and improved the abilities of the job class beast tamer (the time period between catching beasts has been reduced from 5 minutes to 15 seconds)....

Final Fantasy XI US Release!

kula shakerz    2002-09-29    0 comments has listed Final Fantasy XI into their pre-order category. It is priced at US$49.99 and says to be shiped on 02/15/2003. Althought this has not been confirmed by Square USA, it could be an early sign of reminding. Sony has yet to release their HDD Unit and Square to introduce PlayOnline service to the US.

Major Event In Final Fantasy XI!

kula shakerz    2002-09-25    0 comments

The event will take place on Saturday, 28th of September at 22:30 in Japanese time zone. This event will span across the whole network including all servers. All participants are to gather around the entrance gate of San D'ora Castle (Dorague). This event does not have any requirements, so all players are welcome to participate, althought the percentage of you...

FFXI PC Release Date For Japan

kula shakerz    2002-09-19    0 comments

Square announced the release date for their upcoming MMORPG for PC, Final Fantasy XI. The game will be released on November 7th in Japan. The game is going through a Beta test right now. From what we hear the gameplay will remain the same as the PS2 version. But the changes will be significant in the graphics and sound department....

FFXI Update Info

Ikuzo    2002-09-12    0 comments

PlayOnline has put up a section regarding the recent update they did for the Final Fantasy XI servers. Although the downloading of the update took at least 1 hour on 56k, it seems like the users are enjoying it. Changes/updates/features: - Title Screen background was changed. Level Cap streched to Lv.55 Before the update, the level cap was Lv.50. To...

FFXI Online Live Manga

Ikuzo    2002-09-11    0 comments

PlayOnline launched their FFXI Online Live Managa on September 9th 2002. This Volume.1 of the Live Manga is titled "Got Friends?" The Managa is about the author, Miso Suzuki and her experience in playing Final Fantasy XI. However, this Manga is mostly comedy, for example, Miso meets Ito from Square and gets questioned about the Managa Section being 3 months...

2nd Vana'diel Survey

Ikuzo    2002-09-06    0 comments

According to the servey done on 16/8/02 11:00, the following data were the results for the percentages players are using for their jobs. Warrior looks like winning the popularity contest. Warrior - 27% Monk - 13% White Mage - 16& Black Mage - 12% Red Mage - 12% Theif - 10% For the extra job, Beastmaster had 0.2% against...

FFXI Art Box In Limited Quantities

kula shakerz    2002-09-05    0 comments

Square's Final Fantasy XI Special edition Art Box (previously reported as an art book) will be only released in Japan in limited quantities. A relatively paltry 50,000 units will be hitting electronic stores across the country. The box features the work of many artists, including renowned Final Fantasy artist Yoshitaka Amano. Unfortunately, with an American release unlikely, it's probably time...

FFXI Limited Edition Packaging

kula shakerz    2002-08-23    0 comments

Squaresoft revealed a Limited Edition packaging for its upcoming MMORPG for PS2, Final Fantasy XI. The package will contain the game, a special artbook illustrated by Yoshitaka Amano, and four emblems representing the four countries in the game. The whole thing will come in a special box. The Special Edition will be available on September 26th and will sell for...

Play FFXI On PC In Japan

kula shakerz    2002-08-22    0 comments

SquareSoft will be offering Beta Testing of Final Fantasy XI later this week, you will only be albe to play at Necca cyber cafe chain in Akihabara and Shibuya, Japan. Beta testing participants will have to sign a beta testing form and for 500 yen (about $5 USD) per hour, they can play FFXI with all of the character features...

FFXI art book announced

kula shakerz    2002-08-14    0 comments

Just because Final Fantasy XI is online doesn't mean some series traditions aren't being continued, as Square is set to release a book of art based on FFXI. The cover, as well as much of the art within, is done by longtime Final Fantasy conceptual artist Yoshitaka Amano.