Square has announced a new update for its PlayStation 2 online RPG Final Fantasy XI. The update will ship on a disc, since it will be fairly large in size. Among the additions made are three new areas, new jobs and the introduction of a new feature, which should be all too familiar to everyone who has played the game's predecessors: summons. Ifrit and Carbuncle will be the first familiar faces to greet the world of Vana d'iel with their might. The three new areas are: Kazam, a fishing village located in the northern part of Elshimo peninsula; Yuntaga, a large, thick jungle with ancient ruins inside; and Rikyua Desert, where only a few stateless villages exist.
The additions and updates mentioned above only concern the PlayStation 2 version of Final Fantasy XI. It is expected that the version updates for FFXI PC will look similar, however there has been no announcement so far.