Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers Gravitates In November

By Spencer . August 27, 2009 . 11:49pm

image Square Enix will release Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers in Japan on November 26. The game was announced over three years ago at an E3 press conference right alongside Final Fantasy XIII. Both titles are scheduled to arrive in Japan this year.


Final Fantasy XIII won’t come out in North America until 2010, but we will get Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers this holiday season. We confirmed a 2009 holiday launch for The Crystal Bearers was in the cards with Square Enix.


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  • NecroEclipse

    This looks and sounds fun but its still not appealing to me i like FF games but this is just god awful if the they can show some game play.

  • Pretty much no one in Japan is going to care about this with FFXIII coming out within a few weeks of it…or closer. Poor Crystal Bearers. I can see it doing well in the West though.

    • MadMirko

      To do well in the West seems to have been the plan since the concept evolved to the current state. You don’t make a “GTA-like Final Fantasy” (their words, not mine) for Japan, you make it for the West.

      And it’s here that they need a holiday season title, not in Japan. They could have delayed FFCB in Japan until after FFXIII ebbed off, but I guess they have written of the Japanese market altogether for this one and so don’t even bother trying.

      • Yup, agreed. Judging by everything Itahana has said so far, this one’s clearly aimed at the Western market, and I’m not complaining. It’s good to see that team being allowed to experiment with the Crystal Chronicles universe.

    • jarrodand

      Yeah, and with a lot of Wii games getting pushed to Q1 in America/Europe, this really stands out as the biggest 3rd party Wii game this holiday. It could really be huge is Square gives it a proper push.

  • Serge73

    Looking forward to this one!

  • lostinblue

    Square-Enix just killed their own game.

    Poor hyped product all across the board, they were not showing it when they had little more than FMV’s of FFXIII or FFXIII versus to hype them (which they never hesitated to do so), and yet… this game was coming out first, but noooooooo… Square-Enix never did it justice… and they never will.

    that company must be directed by some retard.

    • cowcow

      Nah.. I think they’re just trying to bet on all the Wii owners that dont have a PS3 or want one (though with the PS3 Slim coming out, it makes me think more Japanese Wii owners will maybe now flock to also getting a PS3 especially now that some nice games are coming out for it)

  • Advent_Andaryu

    Just because the release is so close doesn’t mean people won’t get both. Regardless of the release date, I will be getting both titles. Actually, I’m more excited about Crystal Bears.

    I think the hardcore Square Enix fans will be interested in them both, the mainstream gamers will probably just stick to XIII, because they don’t have a Wii anyways.

    • lostinblue

      mainstream gamers don’t have a Wii? does not compute, honestly.

      Wii is market leader because it’s mainstream.

      • Advent_Andaryu

        Well, what I meant was that mainstream gamers that buy what’s new more than likely have a 360. I honestly haven’t met a single person that bought a Wii because it was ‘new’, they got it either because they are Nintendo fans, or because they have it for their children to play.

        And besides, this game isn’t mainstream at all.

        • lostinblue

          I don’t share your view or experience, quite the opposite.

          X360 is not leading the console wars for a reason, and it shows. I know very little people owning a X360, but I know and heard a lot of people getting Wii’s due to the buzz.

          And Final Fantasy, even if not numbered, is a lot more mainstream in my book than a lot of games… well, most games even, if you will.

          I agree to disagree I guess.

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