Square Enix's Fantasy Earth MMO headed to US

Final Fantasy publisher's free-to-play online title confirmed for North American launch later this year.

In 2004, Square Enix announced the development of a new massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Fantasy Earth: The Ring of Dominion. The game made its Japanese debut two years later, but Square Enix passed on bringing it to North American gamers.

Fantasy Earth Zero, better late than never.

MMO gaming fans in the West will finally get their chance to try the game out, as the domestic arm of free-to-play gaming publisher Gamepot--not to be confused with GameSpot--has announced plans to release it in the US this year under the revised moniker Fantasy Earth Zero.

Although the game has its share of threats already in store for gamers, Fantasy Earth Zero's focus will be realm-versus-realm battles between player characters. After choosing from three classes, players can side with one of five different countries in the game and fight to take down one another's fortresses in battle. Up to 100 players can participate in a battle, divided into 50 players on each side.

Beyond the combat, Fantasy Earth Zero will feature a soundtrack from Final Fantasy Tactics composer Hitoshi Skimoto, as well as monthly in-game and live events.

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Discussion

26 comments
BasilVZero
BasilVZero

Why is gamespot still putting this game as TBA, when its already available...

X-RS
X-RS

gamespot, gamestop, gamepot, . . . what about gametops? oh yeah, im wearing one.

lostn
lostn

I heard about this game back in 2002. Too little, too late.

Iramek
Iramek

Still kinda iffy on this 1. I still might give it a shot though.

oneligas
oneligas

well it's good that it's free, to bad it's way to lame to play

angelGP32
angelGP32

i can already capture the fortress in WOW among hundreds of other things to do. Free or not, there should be a little more to the game than this...?

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

Sounds interesting. SE has to try something new and maybe it'll work

strayfies
strayfies

The fortress thing sounds cool but I wouldn't put any faith in it.

Teckblader
Teckblader

@ Freezezzy There are remakes but only gameboy advanced

Freezezzy
Freezezzy

Meanwhile, we still don't have DS remakes of Final Fantasy V and VI.

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

I think I'll pass, that screenshot sums up everything I need to know about it. Generic archaic free mmo from 5 years ago that finally made it stateside that makes you feel like a pedophile playing it. I know this game isn't design for me and more the younger crowd. My only hope is that we see Mabinogi heroes, Guild Wars 2, Blade and Soul, or Continent of the Ninth this year in the states but I'm probably just holding my breath.

ShockG707
ShockG707

WTF Square, I remember tracking this game back in 04 and planned to play it as a follow up to FFXI. Now FFXIV has my full attention.

Joshua250
Joshua250

Hopefully, it won't suck like every other other free to play MMO.

bgranli
bgranli

The only thing that's exciting about this game is the fact that Hitoshi Sakimoto composed the soundtrack...

MarkMack
MarkMack

"Although the game has its share of threats already in store for gamers..." Threats!? This doesn't sound fun at all.

taintedkey
taintedkey

GTFO. Just give us FFXIV. We dont want a stale chewed up game. If you wanted to make more money off of it, should have given it to us before.

CaesarSteiner
CaesarSteiner

I'd take a pass on this game simply because it's an Asian MMO and those are all about grinding and punching yourself in the junk for playing it.

Chadley10
Chadley10

"I'm gonna take a pass on this game unless it has single player components." Really? You just said that? You want a MASSIVELY MULTIPLAYER game to have single player? Wow.

blackwingzero
blackwingzero

I'm gonna take a pass on this game unless it has single player components.

cakster
cakster

We should better wait for FF XIV...

AngryFingers
AngryFingers

exactly...2 comments FTL. LOL @ Square-Enix's FACE!!!

newb16
newb16

lol aparently no one gives a crap.

monson21502
monson21502

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