Square Enix has revealed (thanks VG247
) that the fifth expansion for the quite profitable MMO Final Fantasy XI will be making its way to gamers in late March. The new expansion, Seekers of Adoulin, will add two new jobs - Geomancer and Rune Fencer - but will also add a new region titled Near West.
As the eighth century came to a close, so did the islands' old regime. The royal family, in partnership with the eleven knightly orders, agreed to abolish imperial rule...from which arose the Sacred City of Adoulin.
The rate at which it developed astounded all. In the blink of an eye, Adoulin had become a maritime metropolis, its mercantile prowess rivalling even Jueno's.
The hustle and bustle of the commoners' district in the west--Adoulin's centre of trade and pioneering hub--serves as a stark contrast to the refined, stoic castle in the east. It is upon this urban landscape that adventurers will first leave their mark...in the next chapter of Vana'diel's history.
The new expansion will be available on both the Xbox 360 and PC, however those looking for the PlayStation 2 version will be disappointed to know that Seekers of Adoulin will only be available in Japan for the quite old console.
For those looking for more information, Square Enix has revamped the official website
to reflect the new expansion, including a run down of the new areas, monsters and jobs. Players can expect the expansion on March 27th, with the base game needed in order to enjoy the new content.