Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers Coming “This Winter”

By Ishaan . June 1, 2009 . 3:03pm

Those of us accustomed to pronouncing it “Kuristaru Byearah” will need to stop doing that now (A pity, really…I quite liked it that way). The game’s localized release isn’t far off, judging by this English debut trailer. “This winter” is all we’re going to get for now, but perhaps we’ll hear more at E3?


The trailer gives the impression that crystal bearers aren’t exactly welcomed into society with open arms. It also gives us an idea of what the English dub will sound like, and it’s not bad overall. Layle comes off just as much of a smartass as he does in the Japanese trailers.


The trailer features quite a few shots of gameplay that we haven’t seen before, too, including a nice mid-air QTE. At this point, I’m completely in love with the Crystal Bearers theme, which makes another appearance 3/4 of the way through the video.


The only thing I’m going to be nitpicky about is the “jumping off while yelling” scene. Really, they didn’t need to dub that part.


Spencer’s note: It’s not just the trailer. The Japanese press release containing Square Enix’s lineup confirms Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers is targeted for this winter. However, this “winter” is a long variable window. It could be December 2009 or February 2010.

  • TurkeyPotPie

    The gameplay on this one could be interesting if they get the waggle controls right. It looks like a step back from Crystal Chronicles graphically, but they probably had to tone down the graphics for the larger environments and all the interaction going on.

  • Holy crap! That’s really good english voice acting! And I RARELY say that!

    • I wouldn’t call it that good, but it is a relief to hear that is has decent voice acting =)

    • conchobhar

      I don’t understand why people get SHOCKED when there’s good English voice acting. :/

  • EvilAkito

    I’ll admit that it does look pretty cool. It’s kind of nice to see an RPG hero who is on top of his game and isn’t just some weak kid who has to become stronger throughout his journey.

  • Aoshi00

    Trailer is very well done and excellent English voice acting. Thing is I never got into the whole Crystal Chronciles series for the Gamecube and DS.. I like the FFIX-esque design, just not sure about the gameplay.

  • lostinblue


    (really? WAH-hoo?)

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