Final Fantasy XI is now five years old. Five long years of activeness in the MMORPG history. With soon four expansions in its sleeves, the game is still enjoyable thanks to its many interesting stories (meaning missions), job system, culture, gameplay and strong graphic engine which even if it looks out-to-date now is still pretty decent, even now. With a reported 300.000 active players base and 500.000 accounts created, SQEX had to bring some products designed from this peculiar online game.
Maybe you don't know but FFXI is actually unpopular among the people even if there're several events which stood up around the world. They could have made a TV animated serie to boost up the popularity of their game (like RAGNAROK did some years ago) but instead, they only made a serialized manga (which its publication is stopped now due to unpopularity) and few products merchandising.
Here is my first topic and it's about the merchandising of FFXI. They're rare but pretty interesting.
Table of content:
* Game Package
* Music Records
* Comic Books/Novels/Doujinshi
* Fan Art Sites/References
We'll start out with the game itself, more specifically its packaging.
Final Fantasy XI (Starter Pack)
(Left: PC European cover)
(Right: PS2 Japanese cover of the Limited Edition)
Final Fantasy XI: Rise of the Zilart
(Left: PS2 Japanese cover)
(Right: PC NA FFXI+zilart cover (from Viena))
Final Fantasy XI: Chains of Promathia
(PC NA cover)
Final Fantasy XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan
(Left: PC NA/European cover)
(Middle: XBOX360 Japanese cover)
(Right: PS2 Japanese cover)
Final Fantasy XI: Wings of Goddess
Coming soon... (TGS in 2 weeks)