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Square Enix Holding FFXI 10th Anniversary Concert In California This Saturday

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Posted on September 19, 2012 AT 05:45pm

Square Enix continues to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Final Fantasy XI, and Bay Area residents can get a piece of the action this Saturday. Who likes orchestral concerts?

If you’re free that night, the developer/publisher is hosting an event at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Auditorium that will pay a musical tribute to the popular MMO title.

As the official page for the event notes, attendees will be treated to a few bonuses at the concert, including a special FFXI item called the “Maestro’s Baton”—a weapon that plays music while you attack enemies.

Special guests at the event will include Naoshi Mizuta and Kumi Tanioka, two video game composers who worked on Final Fantasy XI alongside the famous Nobuo Uematsu.

Tickets for the concert have been on sale since June 1st, so there’s any left, they’ll cost $50 to $85 for the standard package. VIP tickets, which give you special autograph sessions with the composers, cost 150 bucks.

Normally, I would probably drop my plans to get tickets, but I’ll be watching UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones defend his title against Vitor Belfort during UFC 152—sorry, Square Enix.

McKinley Noble, Contributing Editor
McKinley Noble has been writing about video games for seven years as a blogger and journalist, with each job adding to his painstakingly alphabetized collection of retro gaming memorabilia. When not cracking jokes about the gaming industry, he's a talking encyclopedia when it comes to mixed martial arts and anything MMA related. Follow him on Twitter: @KenTheGreat1. Meet the rest of the crew.

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