Final Fantasy XI getting an Ultimate Collection next month

by: Chad -
Square Enix is going to throw a bone to gamers wanting in on some Final Fantasy XI action but that aren't sure where to start.  The Final Fantasy XI Ultimate Collection is set to be released on November 10 in North America.  It will be available for PC & 360 for $20. 

Final Fantasy XI Ultimate Collection bundles up a whole bunch of content including the original game, four previously released expansion packs, and three add-on scenarios (one of which hasn't been released yet).  There's more info in the full press release.

In short, don't buy the game until you can get the collection on November 10th or you're a dolt.
SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE OF FINAL FANTASY XI ULTIMATE COLLECTION
Definitive Compilation of Content from the Entire History of the Popular MMO Game Will Be Available in One Package in Time for the Holidays

LOS ANGELES (October 13, 2009) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in North America, today announced that FINAL FANTASY® XI Ultimate Collection will be released on November 10th in North America, in time for the holidays. A comprehensive compilation of all the content created within the title’s history, this new entry to the FINAL FANTASY XI catalog will be priced at $19.99 and available as a retail product for both Windows PC and Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft, and as a PC download through select digital content distributors.

A one-size-fits-all upgrade for any FINAL FANTASY XI fan, as well as an all-access passport for players eager to begin their adventures in the world of Vana’diel®, this new compilation encompasses the four previously released expansion packs – Rise of the ZilarT®, Chains of Promathia®, TreasureS of Aht Urhgan®, and Wings of the Goddess® – as well as the three add-on scenarios released in 2009: “A Crystalline Prophecy™ - Ode of Life Bestowing,” “A Moogle Kupo d’Etat™ - Evil in Small Doses” and “A Shantotto Ascension™ - The Legend Torn, Her Empire Born.” The third add-on scenario, “A Shantotto Ascension,” will officially launch later this year.

FINAL FANTASY XI is the first massively multiplayer online role-playing game capable of simultaneous multiplayer cooperation across three different platforms and provides service to players in North America, Europe and Japan. Now in its eighth year of service, FINAL FANTASY XI has a robust community of subscribers from around the world. The game continues to evolve and expand, offering newcomers and fans alike an immersive, engrossing and engaging universe to explore, defend and conquer.

For more information about FINAL FANTASY XI, please visit the official website: http://www.finalfantasyxi.com.

About Square Enix Co., Ltd. and Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix), with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, develops, publishes and distributes entertainment content including interactive entertainment software and publications in Asia, North America and Europe. Square Enix brings two of Japan's best-selling franchises — FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 85 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 50 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.
Square Enix, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. with offices in Los Angeles, California. It handles operations in North America, including development, localization, marketing and publishing of Square Enix titles. More information on Square Enix can be found on the Internet at http://www.square-enix.com.
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