Square Enix today announced the development of three upcoming downloadable expansions for Final Fantasy XI. The three expansions are being led by Masato Kato, who created the stories and scenarios for Final Fantasy XI and its first expansion pack, Rise of the Zilart.
Available exclusively for online purchase through the PlayOnline Viewer, these expansions will be made available simultaneously for all Final Fantasy XI platforms (PS2, Windows PC and Xbox 360). The first expansion, entitled “A Crystalline Prophecy: Ode of Life Bestowing,” is slated for release in the spring of 2009. The remaining two stories, “A Moogle Kupo d’Etat: Evil in Small Doses” and “A Shantotto Ascension: The Legend Torn, Her Empire Born,” will follow in the months thereafter.
In A Crystalline Prophecy: Ode of Life Bestowing, a giant crystal has appeared in the skies above Jeuno, triggering a series of unexplained happenings across the land. Now, adventurers will set forth to unravel the mysteries of this primordial crystal that holds the secret of Vana’diel’s past.
In the A Moogle Kupo d’Etat: Evil in Small Doses” expansion, it all starts with an innocent drop of rainwater and a rickety Mog House desperately in need of repairs. Little did anyone suspect that this was only the beginning of a harrowing nightmare unheard of in the annals of moogle-kind.
And in “A Shantotto Ascension: The Legend Torn, Her Empire Born,” the eccentric Professor Shantotto returned to Windurst one day after a mysterious, unexplained absence, shocking her colleagues with behavior so outrageous it put her old self to shame! When she goes so far as to proclaim herself ruler of her own empire, adventurers set out to discover the truth behind her alarming shift in personality.
Neither the pricing nor exact availability for any of these expansions was announced.