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 released on 27th August on the Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms.

While the game's online multiplayer, cross-play and cross-save features have been mentioned time and time again in press releases and elsewhere, there's been no proper mention of whether or not you'll still be able to team up with local players like you could in the original GameCube title.

We're glad to be able to pass on that couch co-op appears to still be an option in the remastered edition of Crystal Chronicles. This is all according to a description on the official PlayStation website:

Join up to three friends for online adventures, or bring everyone together around one TV for couch co-op play in your quest to save civilisation.

So, there you have it - you can apparently team up with three friends on the couch. And this time around you won't need any Game Boy Advance or special cables to make it happen. How good is that?

Tell us in the comments below if you'll be adding this game to your Switch library on 27th August.

[source playstation.com, via gonintendo.com]