Square Enix's Final Fantasy Wii Hits US Soil

By Adam Riley 26.12.2009

Square Enix

Square Enix has confirmed that FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: THE CRYSTAL BEARERS has now arrived at North American retailers. An action adventure developed exclusively for Wii, Square Enix delivers an unforgettable addition to the CRYSTAL CHRONICLES universe this holiday season.

The CRYSTAL CHRONICLES franchise enters the action-adventure genre for the first time, Combining in-depth storytelling and an expansive world with motion-driven, real-time gameplay. This title allows players to freely explore and interact with a vibrant game world. Continuing the strong tradition of graphical excellence in the FINAL FANTASY series, the game melds realistic gameplay and fantastical art direction.

STORY
A thousand years have passed since the events of the original FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES. The destruction of the Yuke Crystal during the Great War had at once brought the victorious Lilty Tribe prosperity, the defeated Yuke Tribe apparent annihilation, and the world a new age of science and reason. In this new era exists a rare breed of powerful beings called "crystal bearers," whose seemingly magical abilities have led them to be feared and scorned by the public. The young mercenary Layle is one such crystal bearer, who has been hired to escort the new passenger airship Alexis, the pinnacle of Lilty technology and a symbol of their current dominance. However, when the Alexis is suddenly besieged by a horde of monsters, Layle comes face-to-face with an adversary thought to have vanished from the pages of history, on a quest that may threaten the future of the world...

FEATURES

  • Enjoy a new chapter of the series that takes place a thousand years after the events of the original FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES, where technology has advanced to its peak and magic is considered taboo
  • Encounter the first FINAL FANTASY game developed exclusively for Wii, complete with motion-driven gameplay and intuitive controls that are accessible to gamers of all levels. Enjoy a variety of actions and third-person shooter style gameplay
  • Step into the hero's shoes and experience the action first-hand! Control Layle's crystal bearer powers to battle adversaries, navigate through obstacles and move objects at will in a highly interactive environment
  • Traverse the terrain, swing from high places or take a swim in a world in which all areas are open for exploration
  • With an extra Wii Remote, friends and family can jump in to assist the player in times of need
  • Engage in a variety of playable events that blend seamlessly into the game's story
  • Traverse the vast game world on foot, by train, or on the back of a chocobo!
  • Enhance Layle's powers with accessories that can be purchased at shops or custom-made at workshops using various materials
FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: THE CRYSTAL BEARERS is available at North American retailers for the US$49.99 on Wii. The official website can be found at http://www.thecrystalbearers.com.

Box art for Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
Developer

Square Enix

Publisher

Square Enix

Genre

Real Time RPG

Players

2

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