Twenty years have passed since the Great Crystal War, when the forces of darkness gathered and evil threatened the peaceful kingdoms of Vana'diel. An alliance was formed to rid Vana'diel of the evil -- but after a narrow victory, the threat has returned. As the beastmen organize their forces and make their advance towards your land, a desperate call goes out to adventurers around the globe for help. Experience missions, quests, and boss battles by yourself or join up with other party members to form powerful alliances as you explore the incredibly vast environments that make up Vana'diel. In the end, fans will be pleased to discover that FINAL FANTASY XI incorporates new features while retaining the award-winning visual content, innovative game play, and deep storyline for which the FINAL FANTASY series is known.