Final Fantasy Opens Windows For Gamers

Final Fantasy XI for Windows will begin shipping to North American users just in time for Halloween 2003.

The first online title in the world-renowned series, Fantasy is a cross-platform, cross-continent massively multiplayer online role-playing game. The title allows players to connect to the same exact world regardless of whether they are playing on a personal computer or a PlayStation2 console from locations in North America or Japan.

“We’re thrilled to introduce the game to North America and hope the game will expand online gaming to a broader audience,” says Jun Iwasaki, president and CEO of Square Enix U.S.A. Inc. The company develops, publishes, and distributes entertainment content including interactive entertainment software and publications in Japan, North America, Europe, and Asia. “Final Fantasy X will lure players into an action and emotion-packed online gaming adventure in a personalized universe where they create their own destiny.”

Final Fantasy X for Windows gives PC users the rich, console-style gaming experience Square Enix is renowned for. Published by Square Enix U.S.A., Final Fantasy X for Windows will include the Rise of the Zilart expansion pack, which was released separately in Japan in April 2003. The game will carry a suggested retail price of $49.99. Aside from ISP access-charges, players will be billed a monthly fee to play Final Fantasy. Subscribers will receive their first 30 days of access without charge. After 30 days, the game will be available on a month-to-month subscription basis for $12.95 a month, which includes one character for the game. Players can create additional characters for an additional charge of $1 per-character, per-month. Tetra Master, the popular and mini-game from Final Fantasy X will also be included in the package available for $1 per month.