Square Enix has said FFXI mini-expansion A Crystalline Prophecy - Ode of Life Bestowing will launch on 8th April.

The Masato Kato-scripted scenario was unveiled earlier this month and will cost GBP 7.99 / EUR 9.99 to download. Pre-orders can apparently be placed via the PlayOnline store, although we found no listing nor mention when we looked.

A Crystalline Prophecy is based around a giant primordial crystal in the sky that causes unexplained events to occur on the world of Vana'diel below. Players helping see of this new threat will uncover the secrets of the world and be rewarded with one of three unique pieces of fancy armour.

A Crystalline Prophecy will be the first of three mini-expansions: A Moogle Kupo d'Etat - Evil in Small Doses, and A Shantotto Ascension - The Legend Torn, Her Empire Born will follow later this year.

Square Enix is expected to finally unveil its next major MMO at E3 this year, but the six-year-old FFXI is still going strong, with half a million subscribers worldwide.

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