The sequel is almost here!

FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a King was one of the original launch titles for the WiiWare service and fans have been clamoring for a sequel ever since.

Well the wait is almost over as the game has just been announced for release on the European WiiWare service on July 17th.

FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a Dark Lord will require you to build towers and set up traps in order to stop the hordes of annoying adventurers that are trying to steal your Crystal that's hidden at the top of your tower.

Below is a snippet from the official web site that gives a little background on the storyline of the game.

FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a Darklord puts you in the highly fashionable shoes of the Darklord's daughter, a malevolent little Miss, charged with dispatching intruding do-gooders by strategically placing traps and monsters around the tower she calls home.

It's a real time strategy game with a devilish twist!

You'll need to get your hands on ever more diabolical traps and abominable monsters if you're going to stop these pesky adventurers from making it to the Dark Crystal at the top of your tower. Be warned - with heroes of all the races and job classes from the FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES series storming your lair in real time, your traps and minions will count for nothing unless you deploy them like a true evil genius. Anything less, and your beloved home will be reduced to rubble before you know it!

Stop protecting the world as a goody-two-shoes king and start conquering it as a bad-to-the-bone Darklord! Sure, there are legions of annoying adventurers determined to stop you, but as any self-respecting arch-villain would agree, swatting them is the best bit!

We'll have more information on FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a Dark Lord as it becomes available, as well as a full review when the game hits the WiiWare service.