Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers Landing Here This Year

By Spencer . July 24, 2009 . 8:39am


We confirmed with Square Enix that Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers is scheduled to come out in North America later this year. A release date has not been finalized, but Crystal Bearers is being planned as their holiday title.

  • Are you having any interviews with any developers/publishers at Comic-Con? What companies are present?

    Can you ask SE about the possibility of Chocobo’s Dungeon 2 for Wii? :(

    • lostinblue

      As much as I liked Chocobo’s Dungeon I rather see h.a.n.d. doing something higher budget and not as “spin-off’ish” next time.

      I’d like what are the possibilities of Square-Enix actually releasing a FFXIII brand game on the Wii, they’ve announced them for every platform minus Wii and DS after all… and power is clearly not a issue when they’re doing a PSP version and have the crystal tools running on the Wii (whereas they don’t run on a PSP).

      Actually scratch that, I’d like to know when we’ll see something using Crystal Tools on the Wii.

      • jarrodand

        I assumed Crystal Bearers used Crystal Tools actually? Do we know for sure it doesn’t?

        h.a.n.d. should do a Wii Kingdom Hearts next…

        • lostinblue

          I don’t think Crystal Bearers uses them, the Crystal Tools port was announced years after the game was in production and Square-Enix declined to comment over games using it (whereas they had no problem elaborating about games like My life as a King, who certainly didn’t use them), the game is certainly looking good, but certainly didn’t shift tech since the march 2007 video, who has a lot of elements and stuff looking just like they did.

          Those tools seem to be mostly aimed at Production team 1 (FFVII, FFVIII, FFX, FFX-2), the team who sprouted from it… the Kingdom Hearts Team, and the MMORPG team Production team 3.

          FFCC/FF9 Team… not so much. Just like we won’t see the next Tri-ace game for square-enix using it… or the next dragon quest game.

          FFCCCB most likely uses a improved crystal chronicles GC engine.

          As for Kingdom Hearts… I prefer having Nomura and his team doing it and calling it Kingdom Hearts 3 instead of trying to shift it into a outsource and giving it a spin-off treatment. The market situation and hype asks for it and I just want to see him eat crow.

          Plus, I don’t really like Kingdom Hearts, kinda button mashy for my tastes (IMO Square-Enix just can’t get action RPG right). Even if I think that the Wii could, if well used, improve that… I rather see h.a.n.d. doing something better/with more freedom.

          Kinda like, after doing FFXII Revenant Wings Square-Enix let Think & Feel Inc. do Blood of Bahamut, or like after doing KH:Chain of Memories they let Jupiter do The World Ends With You.

  • Serge73


  • Heiae

    I’m excited. Bring it on!

  • Give it to meeeeeeee, Square Enix. :D

    • wario4ever

      please ask if were ever gonna see the other 2 ds chocobo games in the usa.

  • MadMirko

    Ah, nice, will import!

    • What? You don’t want to wait an additional six months and pay more for it? :o

      • lostinblue

        hmmm… nah.

        I’ll import too. (since I’m in Europe)

        • I assure you, you’re missing out. All the cool kids pay extra and play late.

      • MadMirko

        Of course I’ll wait. I’ll just pass the time with the import copy, that’s all. :)

        Seriously, I make a point of buying the domestic release of any game I really want, but that usually doesn’t stop me from getting the import as well. I have quite a few Wii games from more than one region, with the Euro version usually still sealed.

        That’s my small contribution to a better, future Euro market. At least I’d like to think so…

        • lostinblue

          I’ve stopped supporting the euro market, unless the price suits my tastes or the release is simultaneous.

          Otherwise I’ll import. That said I was beyong pissed when my Tales of Vesperia US collectors edition tin case got damaged by the mail service, damn them; the farther they come from the more risk. Now I’ll just have to fork 80/120 bucks for another one (sh*t). and I don’t even have a console to play it. (collector, yadda yadda)

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