It took quite a bit of time, but people in Australia and New Zealand will once again be able to purchase Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition. The official Twitter account for the series confirmed it would reappear digitally on the eShop and PlayStation Store on April 14, 2021. It was unavailable for seven months.
Here’s the official announcement.
Following further testing and refinements to online play, #FinalFantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition is now available for purchase in Australia and New Zealand on PlayStation Store, and will be available on Nintendo eShop later today: https://t.co/KmrKmfdWm2 pic.twitter.com/l2F2CU7tmF
— FINAL FANTASY (@FinalFantasy) April 14, 2021
As for what happened, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition launched with issues that made it impossible to play with other people online in both Australia and New Zealand. As a result, Square Enix pulled the game while it repaired it. Director Araki Ryoma issued an official apology.
The game remained available in places like Europe, Japan, and North America. However, it wasn’t without its issues there as well. As a result, major patches appeared in September 2020 and December 2020.
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition is available for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and mobile devices worldwide.