Crystal Defenders Marks Square Enix’s Foray Into The iPhone

By Spencer . December 23, 2008 . 9:55am

cds Nearly out of the blue Square Enix is launching Crystal Defenders today worldwide. Ivalice is at war again. Will Ivalice ever be peaceful?


This time you won’t control a shirtless thief or move an army of moogles on a tactical grid. Crystal Defenders is Final Fantasy tower defense. Deploy black mages, place soliders, kill the creeps, and protect your crystals. Crystal Defenders gives players 120 levels for $7.99 only on the iPod App Store.


Originally, Crystal Defenders was sold as three separate games: Crystal Guardians W1, W2, and W3 in Japan. That’s right Crystal Defenders is a converted mobile phone game. On top of working with the iPhone Crystal Defenders also works the iPod Touch, 5th Generation iPods and 3rd & 4th Generation iPod nanos. Perhaps, Square Enix will continue their trend of Japanese cell phone to iPod ports with Final Fantasy IV: The After and Kingdom Hearts Coded. Both games could use an international home.



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  • heero420

    Lol if final fantasy4 the after does come out on a iphone…looks like i’ll be getting one…

  • R

    I’m not a big fan of the iPhone or Square-Enix, but I hope this works for them. It’s very cool to see some of this content finally being made available outside of Japan.

  • lostinblue

    I wanted that Song Summoner game for my Ipod Touch, square-enix should port that and I’d buy it :(

  • Gaby Liang

    Please Square-Enix, release this for the Nintendo DSi or the Sony PSP. I can’t stand Apple’s overpriced shallow products. Apple equals GARBAGE!

  • Kuronoa

    I’ll most likely never get a iphone or whatever they put these games on so I hope a few do make it over to another handheld. The odds aren’t bad since a few is making it to others (?)

  • Andy

    @lostinblue, as far as I know, you can get it on iTunes for your iPod Touch. Thus, it is ported; will you buy it?

    Also, Crystal Defenders is only $4.99 according to the iTunes Store.

  • lostinblue

    @ Andy – just searched on the ipod’s app store and it says “no matches found”.

    I heard they actually can’t port it because they can’t access the music in the iphone/ipod touch like they do on the ipod nano/classic. But yeah, it sure isn’t there.

  • Andy

    @lostinblue, oh, I misunderstood. It doesn’t work for the iPod Touch. Oh well.

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