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Square-Enix Announces Pre-Sale Date for Final Fantasy XI Add-On

Will there ever be a "final" fantasy?
Author: Aram Lecis
Published: June 29, 2009
Amazing as it may seem with the recent announcement of Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy XI is still going strong after SEVEN years and the world of Vana'diel still has problems. Starting on July 5th, you can pre-order the latest expansion chapter "A Moogle Kupo d'Etat: Evil in Small Doses" for $9.99. Slated to launch at the end of July, AMKdE:EiSD marks the second of three planned expansion chapters to be released this year, that follow 4 full expansion packs that have been released over the last 6 years. Clearly this is still not the "Final" Final Fantasy XI.

The development of these add-on scenarios, including the already launched “A Crystalline Prophecy™ – Ode of Life Bestowing” and the upcoming third and final scenario, “A Shantotto Ascension™ – The Legend Torn, Her Empire Born,” is led by Masato Kato, who created the stories and scenarios for Final Fantasy XI and its first expansion pack, Rise of the Zilart. With the summer release of this second scenario, “A Moogle Kupo d’Etat – Evil in Small Doses,” players will delve into a dark mystery set in motion by a single drop of water, and a rickety, ramshackle Mog House desperately in need of repair. Little did anyone suspect that this would be the beginning of a harrowing nightmare unheard of in the annals of moogle-kind. Little did anyone suspect that anyone would ever use the term moogle-kind.

Accommodating players in North America, Europe and Japan, Final Fantasy XI is the first massively multiplayer online role-playing game capable of simultaneous multiplayer cooperation across three different platforms. Now in its eighth year of service, Final Fantasy XI has a robust community of 500,000 subscribers from around the world. Somewhere, at some time, there are 3 socially awkward fellows, one shouting Japanese in front of his PS2, another in Germany at his highly efficient BMW PC, and one more in front of an XBOX 360 in Cleveland and they are all grinding wyrms together. It brings a tear to the eye, doesn't it?