FFXI Now Direct2Drive, Piano Soundtrack in Pre-order
There are a couple new developments on Square Enix’s long running Final Fantasy XI MMO. The first is that the original Final Fantasy XI client and all four expansions are now available on Direct2Drive. If you don’t mind not having a hard copy of the game, you can download any of the titles for $19.95.
The Final Fantasy Series takes its music very seriously and FFXI is no exception. The piano sound track for FFXI is now available for pre-order on the Square Enix site. Music lovers have until June 12, 2008 10:30 a.m. PDT to get their order in for a first edition copy. As an added incentive, each limited, first-edition release comes with a code for an in-game hand-carved harpsichord for your Mog House. Visit the Square Enix site for a sample of the music and to place your pre-order. The collection goes on sale June 25, 2008.
If you enjoy the music of Final Fantasy, I encourage you to check out the many soundtracks available with vocal, piano and orchestral versions of themes from the series. You might also check into Piano Squall and The Black Mages for more stylized interpretations of these familiar pieces.