So, that "ultimate collection" of Final Fantasy XI you bought two years ago? Turns out it wasn't really ultimate at all, because Square has just announced the new, even more ultimater Final Fantasy XI Ultimate Collection Abyssea Edition. So, what do you get for $20? We've got all four expansion packs, all three add-on scenarios and all three of the Abyssea battle areas originally released in 2010.

As if all that weren't enough, the Ultimate Abyssea Edition also includes the in-game Destrier Beret, which packs in loads of bonus effects like increased skill gain, extra movement speed and both magic and health regeneration. The new edition will be available for download beginning May 16. Our sympathies to all of the early adopters who have partaken in Final Fantasy XI over the last nine years because, let's face it, you really got screwed here.


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SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES FINAL FANTASY XI
ULTIMATE COLLECTION ABYSSEA EDITION
FOR WINDOWS-BASED PCs BEGINNING MAY 16

Upcoming Collection Offers the Entire Spectrum of FINAL FANTASY XI Content
in One Package for Windows-Based PCs

LOS ANGELES (April 27, 2011) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today announced the upcoming launch of FINAL FANTASY® XI Ultimate Collection Abyssea Edition. A comprehensive package of all FINAL FANTASY XI content released to date for this acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), this new package will launch globally (North America, Japan, Europe) on May 16, 2011, and will be available for download exclusively for Windows-based PCs from select digital distributors.
Ultimate Collection Abyssea Edition will include all four expansion packs for FINAL FANTASY XI, from the premiere expansion, Rise of the Zilart®, to the recently concluded Wings of the Goddess®. It will also contain all add-on scenarios to date; namely, A Crystalline Prophecy® – Ode of Life Bestowing™, A Moogle Kupo d'Etat® – Evil in Small Doses™, and A Shantotto Ascension® – The Legend Torn, Her Empire Born™. Also included are the add-on battle areas introduced in 2010: Vision of Abyssea®, Scars of Abyssea® and Heroes of Abyssea®.

As an added benefit for new players and as well as those returning to Vana'diel®, all purchases of Ultimate Collection Abyssea Edition will include the Destrier Beret, an in-game item loaded with bonuses to help new players get started, while also giving their characters an enviable article of clothing.

Commemorating Vana'diel's impressive nine years of adventuring and offering the complete FINAL FANTASY XI experience to an even broader audience, this new entry to the FINAL FANTASY XI library will be available for download for Windows-based PCs for $19.99, beginning May 16, 2011 through select digital distributors. Please visit http://www.playonline.com/ff11us for more information.
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 97 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 57 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://www.square-enix.com/na.


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This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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