Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XI deserved a strong follow up for the series continued foray into the MMORPG world. However, Square Enix undoubtedly had a rocky start following the launch of Final Fantasy XIV as the game was literally scrapped and reworked due to it being heavily criticized and simply unplayable. Since then, with over twenty-two million active registered players, Square Enix has successfully carved its niche in the MMORPG genre and is at the head of the pack competing with World of Warcraft, Elder Scrolls Online and Black Desert Online. Since the re-release of Final Fantasy XIV, the game has received steady content including three expansions, most recently Stormbringers, which released in 2019. Square Enix has officially announced that Endwalker, the game’s fourth expansion, will launch on November 23rd 2021! The Collector’s Edition will retail at USD$59.99 while the Standard Edition (Digital) will cost fans USD$39.99.
At this time, the key points to note concerning Endwalker is that it plans to bring a ton of fresh content to the game including a new job, Reaper and a new playable race, Male Viera. In addition, the game will launch with new areas, towns, cities, dungeon crawls and of course raids and more content to fight through. The expansive new areas include journeys to Labyrinthos and Mare Lamentorum.
Details concerning the expansion’s Collector’s Edition were also revealed. The Collector’s Edition is available for pre-order on Steam and the Playstation Store and includes Endwalker Special Art Box, a Crafted Paladin Figure, Art Collection and Frame Set, Azem Pin and a Loporrit Mini Plush. If players choose to pre-order the Collector’s Edition, the in-game bonus items include an Arion Mount, Wind-Up Porom Minion and a Death Scythe as a Reaper weapon exclusive. Furthermore, players who choose to pre-order any version of the expansion are entitled to early access from November 19th, a Wind-Up Palom Minion and Menphina Earrings.
If gamers are interested in trying Final Fantasy XIV, Square Enix offers an expanded Free Trial of the game including all content from the Realm Reborn and Heavensward Expansions as well as an additional playable race and three extra jobs. There is no limit on playtime either!
SOURCE: Press Release