Square Enix Starts Viral Crystal Bearers Campaign

By Ishaan . April 2, 2009 . 3:59pm

Time for another Crystal Bearers update! Spencer beat me to covering the website story, so I’m going to make sure he doesn’t get to do it again.

 

The Crystal Bearers website pretty much confirms the game is going to see a European as well as American release. There’s a gigantic crystal on the main page. As more people access the site, the crystal fills up. Each time it becomes full, a new piece of media is unlocked. The crystal, in the meantime, returns to its empty state and starts to fill based on the number of site hits again.

 

When the site opened, the Japanese trailer that came with Echoes of Time was the first piece of media that debuted with it. Now, the site has a gameplay clip available for viewing and this one is even crazier than the first segment of the previous trailer. Check it out above.

 

Here’s where things get interesting. The game hasn’t received an ESRB rating yet, but it has received a PEGI rating (12+). Furthermore, an e-mail has been going out from Square Enix Europe that contains screenshots and a summary of the game’s story:

 

 

Basic translation via GoNintendo: Yukes have been gone (endangered or extinct? There is one in the trailer.) for thousands of years. There is no more magic in the world. The world runs on technology created by the Lilties and crystals are now used for industrial purposes. The game is described as “open-world with realtime action” and signals a new beginning for the series.

 

Colour me very interested. Layle looks like a total badass, and I’m wondering what happened to the Yukes…wouldn’t it be cool if you got to wipe them out in My Life as a Darklord? Let’s hope Square puts out a speedy localization for this.

 

If you’re interested in getting that crystal on the site to fill faster, keep visiting this page. In the meantime, anyone up for dissecting this new clip? Perhaps Layle can control the bombs telekinetically and use them against enemies? Also, the heart-shape seems to be some sort of status effect. It was present in the previous trailer near the end as well.

 

But, don’t bother furiously hitting F5. Square is on to the Internet’s efforts to unlock content faster by refreshing the site handler:

 

Thank you for your interest in our games, guys!

 

Unfortunately, this is not the right way to unlock the site content.

 

Visiting this address will only tell our detection system you have visited this address!

 

In order to know more about FINAL FANTASY© CRYSTAL CHRONICLES©: The Crystal Bearers™, please bring NEW visitors to the crystal homepage. Tell your friends!

 

Thank you,

 

The SQUARE ENIX Team



  • Volcynika

    Wait what

    “Time for another Crystal Bearers update! Spencer beat me to covering the website story, so I’m going to make sure he doesn’t get to do it again. ”

    *looks above*

    “By Spencer . April 2, 2009 . 3:59pm”

    Clone!

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      Hahaha! Nah, Ishaan wrote this one, it just got published wrong :P

  • http://www.twitter.com/Celedin Celedin

    If anyone’s interested the official English text for that European email is:
    Several thousand years have passed since the Yukes disappeared from the world, and their beloved magic has faced from memory into myth. In its place, the technology of the Lilties has shaped the course of history, the ancient crystals that once sheltered their ancestors becoming tools of industry. Against this unfamiliar landscape, our story begins…

    Crystal Chronicles is coming to Wii in an extraordinary new form. Featuring spectacular visuals, real-time action, intuitive movement-based controls and open-world gameplay, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers marks a new beginning for fans of the series and newcomers alike.

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      Very interested! Thanks for putting this up. :)

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    Oh my God. Is anyone following these updates? The new video is…well, see for yourself.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9E3VR8Fnj0

    • http://www.twitter.com/Celedin Celedin

      Is that meant to be a link to the P3 song “Mass Destruction” or am I missing something….

  • shion16

    Por que esta en español??
    Well if the enhacements are so amazing this could be a great game, that is what wii really need.
    Im latino so its a great new for me that square make the game for our language too

  • Mechnor

    I think that heart shaped status ailment hovering what looked like goblins is probably Charmed. You know, you follow the target or something? The goblins ain’t doing anything to the bomb, but the bomb is attacking them. It must have something as well. Maybe the Sparkles are “Confused” status, which causes the monsters to attack one another. Wouldn’t that make sense?

    Anyway, I just went onto the teaser site, to boost the content revealed rating.

    Tata

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