Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered, an action RPG from Square Enix that originally released on the Nintendo GameCube back in 2003, has received a brand-new trailer that focuses on gameplay elements and remastered upgrades that players can expect from the game when it launches in August this year. Among the many enhancements that appeared in the trailer, Square Enix also revealed that Crystal Chronicles Remastered will also be receiving a Lite Edition.
Lite Edition will be a free-to-play demo of Crystal Chronicles Remastered that will launch alongside the full game on August 27, and will allow players to play through the first three dungeons in both single player and online cross-platform multiplayer modes. Additionally, a player who owns the full game will be able to host multiplayer sessions with Lite Edition players, expanding the list of dungeons to thirteen. Saved data can also be carried over from Lite Edition to the full game.
It should be noted that an active PlayStation Plus or Nintendo Online subscription will be required in order to access online multiplayer in both the full version and the Lite Edition of the game.
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered will offer players a bundle of new and enhanced features, including the new Mimic feature, which allows players to take on the form of various characters they meet after unlocking the ability to do so. Several of the other game updates include:
- Quick Chat: Allows players to give easy text-based instructions to other party members during online multiplayer mode.
- Magic Timer: A new timer mechanic that will help players synchronize and combine their magical attacks to unleash powerful spells.
- UI Improvements: Increased material capacity and a mini-map have been added.
- Additional Difficulty Modes: After completing the main scenario, high difficulty dungeons will be available for players to explore. This includes the Mine of Cathuriges, which will feature powerful enemies and new challenges. This difficulty mode is exlusive to the full remastered version of Crystal Chronicles.
- Updated Soundtrack: Over 50 tracks have been newly composed by the game’s original composer Kumi Tanioka. Among these newly recorded melodies include the theme songs Sound of the Wind and Starry Moonlit Night.
To see all these updates in action, and to learn of the game’s story and lore, you can check out the trailer below.
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered is scheduled to release on August 27, 2020 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, iOS and Android devices.