Square Enix announced the newest class in the world of Vana'diel, the Scholar, is part of the upcoming expansion Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the Goddess. To detail the story of the Scholar, Square Enix revealed this to us, "During the Crystal War, these military tacticians often served as high-ranking officers in allied forces across Vana'diel. Extensive knowledge of ancient martial theory granted them the ability to wield dual schools of magic, between which they would alternate depending on the situation at hand."
To celebrate the release of Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the Goddess, Square Enix is inviting you to join them at the Final Fantasy XI Fan Festival opening on November 15-17, and which be found at the Hilton Hotel in Anaheim, CA. The expansion is slated to ship on November 20 in North America; While players may install and register the Wings of the Goddess expansion data in advance, the new content will be inaccessible until official service begins on November 22.