As hinted at by a trademark filed late last year, Square Enix's microtransaction-supported MMO Fantasy Earth Zero will find its way to the US later this year, thanks to a partnership with Japanese publisher Gamepot. Fortunately, it seems the game will retain its free-ness on its journey to the West. We imagine it will also retain its focus on crystals and pointy-hatted mages, but that's just us speaking from our prior Squeenix experiences.

For more details on the MMO, check out the press release. Or, fort a firsthand account, sign up for the U.S. version of the game's open beta test.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.