New content to complement the vast world of Vana’diel in hugely popular MMO game 

LOS ANGELES (February 28, 2010) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in North America, in conjunction with VanaFest 2010, a fan event for players of the hugely popular MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) game FINAL FANTASY® XI, announced today the development of three new add-on scenarios, slated to launch throughout 2010. This content will introduce new stages for epic combat, providing high-level players with new equipment to collect and challenging monsters to battle.

The first of these three battle area add-on content packages, titled “Vision of Abyssea™”, is scheduled to launch early in the summer of 2010, and will be followed by two additional releases, “Scars of Abyssea™” and “Heroes of Abyssea™”. These content packages will be available via the PlayOnline® Viewer, at the price of $9.99 each, with content available immediately upon purchase.

The previously released expansion packs RISE OF THE ZILART® and WINGS OF THE GODDESS® will be required to experience this new content. These add-on scenarios will release simultaneously online within all supported regions (North America, Japan and Europe) across all supported platforms (PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows® PC). More details pertaining to the release dates and specifics of these add-on scenarios will be available soon.

For additional information, visit http://www.playonline.com/ff11us/addon/

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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 more than 2 million player characters from around the world. The series continues to evolve and expand, offering newcomers and fans alike an immersive, engrossing and engaging universe to explore, defend and conquer.

FINAL FANTASY XI is rated T for (Teen). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings. 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), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., 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 92 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 53 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.

DRAGON QUEST, FINAL FANTASY, SQUARE ENIX, and the SQUARE ENIX logo are registered trademarks of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. in the United States and/or other countries. Vana’diel, PLAYONLINE, Rise of the Zilart, Wings of the Goddess, Vision of Abyssea, Scars of Abyssea, and Heroes of Abyssea are registered trademarks or trademarks of Square Enix Co., Ltd. PlayStation is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc.  Xbox 360 and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

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