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Square Enix Ships Final Fantasy XI Expansion - Chains of Promathia

Square Enix Inc. announced that CHAINS OF PROMATHIA, the expansion to the award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game FINAL FANTASY XI, has shipped to retailers. With a combined community in Japan and North America of more than 500,000 players, and the recent Sept. 17 launch for regions in Europe, FINAL FANTASY XI brings gamers together from around the world in this ever-expanding adventure.

The first cross-platform, cross-continent MMORPG, FINAL FANTASY XI allows gamers to connect to the same exact world regardless of whether they are playing on a PC or PlayStation 2 and whether they are playing in North America, Europe, Oceania or Japan.

CHAINS OF PROMATHIA contains a plethora of new areas to explore, along with a new storyline that expands the world of Vana'diel. With more story content than the original release of FINAL FANTASY XI and the RISE OF THE ZILART expansion, CHAINS OF PROMATHIA features enhancements in every area, including subtle nuances in music and character motion.

In FINAL FANTASY XI, players undertake multiple adventures through Vana'diel, a complex gaming world with more than 100 areas to explore. The gaming universe contains the award-winning visual content, innovative gameplay and deep storyline that the FINAL FANTASY series is famous for.

The CHAINS OF PROMATHIA expansion pack will be available in North America for $29.99. Subscribers will receive their first 30 days of service without charge. Aside from Internet service provider access charges, the free trial period will begin on the date players create their first Content ID (or character). Any additional Content IDs purchased are also available without charge until the end of the free trial period. After 30 days, players can continue to play FINAL FANTASY XI by paying a monthly fee of $12.95 for one FINAL FANTASY XI character, and can create up to 15 additional characters for an additional charge of $1 per character, per month. Tetra Master, the online version of the popular and addictive mini-game from FINAL FANTASY IX, also included in the package, is available for $1 per month. Payment for monthly access charges must be made by credit card only (restrictions apply).

With its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix) develops, publishes and distributes entertainment contents including interactive entertainment software and publications in Japan, North America, Europe and Asia. More information on Square Enix can be found at www.square-enix.co.jp. Square Enix, Inc. is a 100% subsidiary of Square Enix Co., Ltd. with offices in Los Angeles, California and Seattle, Washington. It handles operations in North America, including development, localization, marketing and publishing of Square Enix titles. More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found on at www.square-enix.com.

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