Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is a spin-off of the Final Fantasy released on 2003 on GameCube, with a rather interesting history. It was the very first Final Fantasy ever released on a Nintendo platform since Final Fantasy VI back in 1994, as Square-Enix decided to move the main series to the PlayStation after that.
It was officially developed by The Game Designers Studio, a shell company that was created specifically in order to circumvent Square’s exclusivity deal with Sony. FF Crystal Chronicles was the only game ever created by that “studio” (it was effectively developed by Square themselves), and was published by Nintendo.
Fastforward 15 years later, and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is coming back with Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition. As the name implies, it’s a remaster of the GameCube game, running on Unreal Engine 4. It will be released next year in Japan, but also in Europe and North America.
Here’s the debut trailer:
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This version of the game will not be simply a remaster: it will also offer some new content (namely, a new dungeon), but also online multiplayer.
Finally, here’s some illustrations from the official website:
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition (Switch) comes out in 2019 in Japan, Europe, and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!