Square Enix announced in the newest edition of the Japanese magazine Famitsu that the game will be heading to all three major console download services as well - WiiWare, Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network. The magazine explicitly refers to the XBLA and PSN versions as "enhanced ports", while it doesn't call the Wii version a port at all - Could it be a totally new game?
The WiiWare version is called "Crystal Defenders R1", features Wi-Fi support (Which probably means DLC, because it's a single player game!) and will cost 1000 Wii Points. It's coming out rather fast, too - Japan will be getting the game next Tuesday! The game has not been confirmed for release elsewhere yet, but seeing as this is Square we're talking about, it's quite likely it will be released everywhere.
Famitsu also has some screens of the WiiWare version - We've added these as screenshots until we get better ones.
Update: Behold the Japanese trailer:
looks sweet!!!!!!! YEA!!!! FIRST POST!!!!!!!
Eh. I've already got it on my Ipod Touch, and it only cost $8 for that version. It's pretty fun though (although there are better Tower Defense games on the iphone/touch, like FieldRunners).
EDIT: Yeah, they had a version for the old style Ipods with the click wheels too. I don't think it was supposed to be as good as the Touch/Ipone versions.
looks very cool game i wii get when comes out it looks awsome
Crikey - I'll wait for more info because this doesn't look like a game for me, but it's good news for fans, I'm sure! Strange that there was nothing of this heard sooner though, especially after the massive WiiWare news build ups we usually get (Mega Man 9, World of Goo, for example).
If it turns out to be good, I'll wait to see which version I would get: XBLA or WiiWare.
Another game from the second best developer on the planet?
That's good news for everyone.
@worrybomb: I'd get the Wii version, so that companies would start to notice the platform a little more - every little helps!
Tower Defense game ... with FF characters? Neat, but not for me, I'm not a fan of TD games.
Looks very FF. I'll get this for sure.
Looks great! Wi-fi is a plus too. I think they had a version of this for iPod click wheel too, but I may be wrong. No, something other than Song Summoner.
I'm getting this version,unlike the others,this one doesn't seem to be a port
I'll get it on the Wii. I am hoping that the WiiWare version, in particular, is a new game. It does look really good. If it does have DLC, i wonder what it would be
Can't wait. I love the Tactics (Ivalice) Universe, and it's one of the only Final Fantasy games I play.
Very interesting, definetly will love to have a Tower Defense clone around.
Im a RTS fan, and I enjot Tower Defense-type games. Another buy for me.
I spned so myuch money by being a regular on this site
YAY!!! I might get this, but if the iphone version is cheaper, than I'll pass.
@AlexSays-Who ranks #1?
Anyway, nice surprise. Hope it plays good.
Could be good. I honestly would've wanted the original Tower Defense instead, but something's better than nothing.
@Objection_Blaster. Something tells me it starts with an "N" and ends with "intendo".
This looks awesome. Hopefully it'll add enough extra features to justify the purchase, so I won't feel ripped off when I get an ipod Touch and discover that the original is cheaper.
Nice to see a TD game on WW. I may snag it if the price is right.
After the mediocre DLC offerings in MLaaK though, I think I'll pass on it here unless it's really worth it.
Sounds cool. If the PSN/Live Arcade game turns out to be the same as this, I'll just get it on PSN. If this game is different, though, I could see me getting it on WiiWare, too!
Got this on my iPod Touch here but if it differs enouth i might get the WiiWare version as well .
$10? No thanks. I love Square Enix and all, but this is a $5 game. It's just tower defense with an FF license.
I am sooooo gonna get this one! But when is it coming to the u.s.?
I'm hoping the Wi-Fi support is for leaderboards. We need more of those in WW games.
$10?! For Tower Defence with Final Fantasy Tactics characters?!?!?! Hell no! It's barely appealing at five dollars!
@ Objection_Blaster -- Nintendo of course.
Nobody has made as many quality games as Nintendo has over the years.
It's not even close.
It's like Nintendo is here and number two is................. way over here.
I'll pass on this one, it's $10 just because of the FF characters, I'll wait for a cheaper TD game.
I didn't know you liked Nintendo that much, well I agree, they're not perfect but they certainly have deliver throughout the years.
btw nice cute little avatar!
TD with characters, eh? The only TD I liked was PatchCon which also uses characters but it's more RTS-like than regular TD.
I don't like 'Tower defence' games that much, so probably i will pass on it. (Unless it is absolutely awesome, than maybe^^.)
My favorite game of the genre to date is PixelJunk Monsters. That one's well worth the $10 for the base game and $6 for "encore" expansion (which adds over 10 new stages, so it's a great value).
I think it works a bit differently from most games in the genre, though. You aren't usually playing as a little dude running around the level, right? I don't really know, and I must admit that my experience with this genre is somewhat limited. Of the few I've played, PJM was the only one to do that, anyway.
There are other top-down strategy games online, and I wonder if this is worth a game that surpasses others or is this a not so while worthy of your points.
@XCwarrior. Thanks for the heads up. I guess I'll just wait for that ipod Touch then!
Okay, I just saw the trailer, and while it is better than DYC, I can definitely say that there are better games that are available for free online. Yeah, definitely going to pass on this one.
Hey, if anybody's got a PS3, just wanted to let you know that there's a better Tower Defence game heading your way anyways.
How can you say that there are better games if Crystal Defenders R1 is still not available?
@Mickeymac: I dunno, I think I'd rather stick to 2D for my tower defense games. Though I might give that one a try if there's a demo.
...because the other one actually looks fun.
@Mickeymac: don't judge a book by it's cover.
True, I should probably play that Savage Moon before I deem it to be any good.
nice, I have this on my iPhone
overall its a fun little tower defense title
Hopefully, we'll see more iPhone titles available for WiiWare. What I'd really like to see the FAR superior iphone tower defense game Fieldrunners
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