LOS ANGELES (March 31 , 2008) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix™ interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that they will be launching The Vana’diel Collection 2008 for the Windows/PC platform--a compilation of FINAL FANTASY XI, along with all four of its expansion packs, RISE OF THE ZILART, CHAINS OF PROMANTHIA, TREASURE OF AHT URHGAN, and the most recently-released, WINGS OF THE GODDESS, allowing players to experience every leg of the entire Vana’diel saga in one package.
Originally released in 2002, FINAL FANTASY XI, the first online game in the award winning FINAL FANTASY series, introduced the mystical, ever-changing world of Vana’diel to legions of fans. In November of 2007, Square Enix released the game’s fourth expansion pack, WINGS OF THE GODDESS to a community that has more than 500,000 active subscribers and over 1.7 million active characters from around the world.
The latest expansion, WINGS OF THE GODDESS, takes players in a journey through time, to experience the Vana’diel of 20 years past. Featuring new jobs, new environments and new questions, the expansion will take players to a very different Vana’diel—one on the brink of war. Recently, WINGS OF THE GODDESS conducted a major content update, implementing job and battle system improvements, new campaign elements, new quests for dancers and scholars, new items and equipment and much more.
FINAL FANTASY XI Vana'diel Collection 2008 for Windows will be hitting store shelves soon! The collection includes the complete award-winning original game plus all four expansions (Rise of the Zilart, Chains of Promathia, Treasures of Aht Urhgan and Wings of the Goddess) on one easy-to-install DVD. The package features a fold-out map of Vana'diel, command lists and mini starting nation walkthroughs to help new players begin their adventure! Every copy comes with a 30-day free trial and a Vana'diel Buddy Pass to invite a friend to try FINAL FANTASY XI.