Square Enix is preparing to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its venerable MMORPG Final Fantasy XI with new merchandise.
The game was originally released in Japan on May 16, 2002, for PS2, with the PC version coming in November of the same year. It was released in North America and Europe respectively in 2003 and 2004, but the server did not segregate Japanese and western players, creating a rather unique (and pretty awesome) community.
Among the items to be released for the celebration, which for now are available only at the Japanese Square Enix store we find plushies portraying Shantotto, a Goblin, and a Mandragora, priced respectively 5,060 yen (approximately $39), 6,380 yen (approximately $49) and 4,400 yen (approximately $34). They will all be released on November 27, 2022.
We also get a Mandragora cup priced at 3,300 yen (approximately $25), coming on October 8.
Last, but not least, a set of three music boxes is priced at 5,280 yen (approximately $40) and will also release on October 8.
They feature nostalgic music from the Ronfaure, Gustaberg, and Sarutabaruta areas, and you can see them in action in the video below.
Despite its venerable age, Final Fantasy XI is still available for PC, while the PS2 version and the Xbox 360 version have been discontinued.
It was the most profitable game of the Final Fantasy series before its successor Final Fantasy XIV took its place at the top.