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Final Fantasy XI Screenshots

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Genre: MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game)
Players: Single-player (Online Only)
Platform: PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system
Peripherals: DUALSHOCK®2 analog controller, Internal Hard Disk Drive (40GB)
(for PlayStation 2), Network Adaptor (Ethernet/modem)
(for PlayStation 2)
Launch Date: CY Q1 2004
Target Age: 13+ Years
Rating: Teen (T)


For decades, gamers have embarked upon journeys through the unforgettable worlds of the
FINAL FANTASY® franchise. The FINAL FANTASY series is world-renowned for creating new
standards in the RPG genre, while redefining the limits of existing technology. FINAL FANTASY has now entered the next evolutional phase – online play.

In FINAL FANTASY XI, players are immersed in an expansive, original storyline as they embark
on missions and build up their character’s skills and attributes, either alone or with other
members of the community, ultimately creating the history of an expansive world called
Vana’diel. Vana’diel will provide players with multiple adventures through vast environments
ranging from mountains, forests, ice plains, deserts, oceans, rivers, castles and dungeons.
Vana’diel is truly a persistent world, composed of three unique nations: the Republic of Bastok,
the Kingdom of San d’Oria, and the Federation of Windurst.

With the ability to create unique characters, encompassing a variety of races, facial features, size,
hair-styles and attributes, players will be able to play at their own pace and form parties with
other players while embarking on multiple adventures. Various communication tools have been
incorporated into FINAL FANTASY XI to assist in interaction between players, including
easy-to-use chat and messaging systems.


Twenty years have passed since the Great Crystal War, when the forces of darkness gathered and
evil threatened the peaceful kingdoms of Vana’deil. An alliance was formed to rid Vana’diel of
the evil; but after a narrow victory, the threat has returned. As the beastmen organize their forces
and make their advance towards the nation of San d’Oria, Windurst and Bastok, a desperate call
goes out to adventurers around the globe for help.


•FINAL FANTASY XI allows gamers to live in a truly persistent world with cross-platform
play between console and personal computer.

•FINAL FANTASY XI is a massive multiplayer online role-playing game that tasks players
with creating the history of Vana’diel.

Character Customization

•In FINAL FANTASY XI, players can create an alter ego from the inhabiting races of
Vana’diel. Players can choose from numerous physical traits such as face models, body
size and hair color, as well as country of origin, and profession.

•Each race has its own unique history and traits:
o Humes are well balanced for a variety of jobs, and are the ideal race to chose if
players are unsure of which job to pursue.
o Galka (male-race only) have unsurpassed power and hand-to-hand fighting
o Tarutaru may look harmless, but they posses immense magical powers.
o Mithra (female-race only) are agile hunters of a nomadic race that make them
outstanding thieves.
o Elvaan stand tall and proud, and their confidence is a result of their impressive
strength. They make exceptional warriors.

•Select from a list of job classes to define fighting skills including: warrior, white mage,
monk, red mage, thief and black mage.

•Advanced jobs, such as “dark knight,” “summoner,” and “ninja,” will enhance a player’s
ability to specialize in unique attack skills.

Conquests, Missions and Quests

•From one of three starting nations, players participate in missions to establish their
social standing within a nation, conquests to raise their nation’s standing, and quests
to uncover helpful items, earn money, and discover valuable information and more
about the story of Vana’diel.

•Bringing a sense of national rivalry and strategy, the conquest of regions will affect
players and everyone within their nation. A weekly tally of all achievements, such as
battles that a nation has completed, will rank and reward the most dominant nation.

•Conquering regions brings the benefits of granting players access to special items
specific to the areas just conquered.

•Explore more than 100 areas including mountains, forests, ice plains, deserts, oceans,
rivers, dungeons and castles.

•Experience climate and time changes that range from full day/night cycles to fog,
snow, desert sandstorms, and thunderstorms.


•A straightforward and easy-to-use real time battle system is accessible to beginners,
yet challenging to the experienced gamer.

•Players can equip themselves with a wide variety of armor and weaponry, and also
enhance their job abilities and weapon skills to take advantage of special attacks and
unique enhancements.

•Reap the rewards from the spoils of battle by obtaining gil (money), valuable items
and experience points.

Human Connections

•FINAL FANTASY XI’s advanced communication abilities allow players to speak to
large or small groups, or even single gamers, adding a truly unique social aspect to

•Band together with other gamers to form parties and alliances to increase your rate of
success and survival.

•Establish friendships with thousands of players from around the world.

•The FINAL FANTASY XI package includes PlayOnline™ that contains
communication tools, and other games including Tetra Master®, the online version of
the wildly popular mini-game from FINAL FANTASY IX.

•Includes the “Rise of the Zilart™” expansion pack containing new areas and features
to explore.

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