Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition News
The final countdown?
At the end of 2022, Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy PIxel Remaster, a collection composed of revamped versions of Final Fantasy I through VI, would finally be making its way to Nintendo Switch, putting to rest many months of speculation from eager fans. It’s big news, as its release means that FF-loving Switch owners...
Fans have been waiting a long time
Quite frankly, this has been a long time coming, but Square Enix has revealed that Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition has finally returned to the Switch eShop in Australia and New Zealand. You might remember that the game was pulled from digital stores in both countries back in September, just a...
New arrangements come from the original composer, Kumi Tanioka
You can see the passion Square-Enix hold for its soundtracks. Between concert events like Distant Worlds and vinyl releases, we've witnessed a few piano collections too, bringing some stunning renditions of existing songs. Having covered several of Final Fantasy's main entries
Find out the full details ahead of release
Square Enix has announced it will be releasing a new update for Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition sometime between mid and late December. The exact time and date will be revealed as soon as possible. In the meantime, it's shared some patch notes - revealing how you'll now be able to keep...
Bug fixes and more
Square Enix has rolled out a new update for its online multiplayer co-op game Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition on the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. It adds skippable cutscenes in certain events and resolves multiple bugs in the game to improve the overall experience. Here are the full patch notes courtesy...
We speak to the people behind this wonderous soundtrack
A little while ago Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition arrived on Switch and took many of us on a nostalgia trip to the beloved GameCube original from 2003. While the launch of the remaster perhaps wasn't as smooth as you might hope, one area where it really excelled was the...
"my sincerest apologies for the inconvenience caused"
It's been just over a week now since Square Enix launched Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and mobile devices, and well, let's just say it hasn't exactly worked out in some parts of the world. We've already heard how the game was pulled...
Square Enix suspends sales after ongoing multiplayer issues
If you've been experiencing any difficulties with the online multiplayer component of Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition let's just say it could be worse, depending on where you're located. Since last week's launch, players in Australia and New Zealand have been...
Here are our picks, but what are yours?
Another busy week has flown by with new reports of an upcoming Switch console revision and that surprise Nintendo Direct Mini, but now it's time to take a breather and chat about our weekend gaming plans. Members of Nintendo Life have done just that below, and we'd love for you to join in via o
Captain Tsubasa! Jump Force! Nexomon!
The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch Retail eShop - New Releases: Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New...
Best Friend Forever, FF Crystal Chronicles and Windbound!
The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch eShop - Highlights: Best Friend...
Head on over to the Switch eShop
Today sees the arrival of Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition on the Nintendo Switch. As part of this, Square Enix has released a special Lite version of the game that is listed on the eShop as a free demo. This Lite version allows you to play through a "substantial chunk of the start of the game"...
You'll also need a Switch Online sub
Updated (Mon 24th Aug, 2020 10:20 BST): More details about Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition continue to surface ahead of its release next week. As spotted by Siliconera, the official website for the game has a small but significant disclaimer at the bottom. In short, online multiplayer...
Friend codes change every half hour
Update (Fri 21st Aug, 2020 15:10 BST): Original article (Fri 21st Aug, 2020 06:55 BST): In July, it was discovered Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition wouldn't support offline or local multiplayer due to "development reasons". A few
A dozen games at your disposal
Other than the newly announced, Pikmin 3 Deluxe, we really don't know a whole lot about the first party Switch lineup for the remainder of the year. Bravely Default II is supposed to rear its head at some point (but we suppose it could be Defaulting a few turns to swing harder later.) Thankfully though, plenty of...
A "one or the other" kind of situation
Last month, Square Enix dropped quite the bombshell when it revealed Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition wouldn't support offline or local multiplayer due to development reasons, it chose not to elaborate on at the time. Now, in an interview with Destructoid, the game's
Get sporty this summer
Another month slips by in this strange year we're calling 2020, and the video games continue to roll out across platforms. On Switch we saw the release of excellent Paper Mario: The Origami King in July along with the decidedly odd Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise and the return of cult classic Catherine in Full...
The full round-up
As you've no doubt heard by now, the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase for Japanese viewers was slightly longer. It ran for about four extra minutes and featured additional games and information. For your convenience, we've grouped all of this together on the one page. Enjoy! Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster Shin...
Due to "development reasons"
Oh dear, we've just found out Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition won't support offline or local multiplayer. Despite claims from the official PlayStation website last month that "couch co-op play" would be included in this next-gen remaster, Square Enix has now revealed that this n
Update: Apparently not!
Update (Thu 16th Jul, 2020 02:25 BST): Nope, it looks like the remaster won't support offline or local multiplayer. Read more about this in our latest story. Earlier this week, Square Enix confirmed Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition would be
Clear up August 27th
After confirming Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition would be released in Japan on August 27th, Square Enix has now locked in the same release date for North America. Nintendo of Europe's Twitter account has also shared a tweet with the same date.
No word on a local release date just yet
After multiple delays, Square Enix has finally locked in a release date for Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition - at least in Japan. The game will arrive on multiple platforms, including Nintendo Switch, on 27th August. There'll be a physical and digital copy made available for 4,800 yen...
The caravan is on the way
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition was due to arrive on 23rd January until Square Enix decided to push the game back to summer 2020. The reason behind this decision was so the development team could make some final adjustments to the game, to ensure it was the best experience possible. If you've been...
Until summer next year
One Switch release we're eager to get our hands on in the new year is Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition. If you have fond memories of the multiplayer action-RPG first released on the GameCube back in 2004, you're probably already on board this hype caravan. Unfo
The Tokyo Game Show announcements begin
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition has been given a solid release date for Nintendo Switch. You'll be able to get your hands on it from 23rd January 2020. The news comes from this week's Tokyo Game Show, with Square Enix sharing a brand new trailer for the game ahead of the main event. You...
A laundry list of loveliness
Unlike the Wii U days, it's hard to keep track of all the delicious vittles that are coming in the form of games for the Nintendo Switch. Naturally we remember some of the bigger names, but it's just too damned many to be able to recall completely without a spreadsheet and a very dull Saturday night. Well lucky for you...
Online play included
One game we got a small update on during the Square Enix Live E3 2019 presentation was Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition. It's now scheduled to arrive this winter. To celebrate, Square Enix shared a new trailer featuring development footage of the game. In addition to this, it revealed an online multiplayer...
Final Fantasy and more
Square Enix has shown new trailers for Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition, World Of Final Fantasy Maxima and Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! at this year's Tokyo Game Show. In addition to this, it was also revealed
And potentially Europe, too
During yesterday's Nintendo Direct, it was confirmed that a whole load of Final Fantasy titles are headed to Switch, including one we already knew about - Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition. Today, we've got some rather disappointing news for North American players - this reheated version of the GameC
Along with IX, X, XII and pretty much every other Final Fantasy game
Those of you with long memories will no doubt recall that Final Fantasy VII was originally supposed to launch on the Nintendo 64. Square and Nintendo enjoyed a prosperous relationship through the NES and SNES eras, and it was assumed that this would continue with the company's...
Releasing worldwide next year
Square Enix has revealed that Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition - a remake of the classic GameCube title - is headed to Nintendo Switch. Released back in 2004, Crystal Chronicles tasks players with traveling the world in search of 'myrrh' which is used to fuel crystals protecting the...