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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time

Platform(s): Nintendo DS, Wii
Genre: Role-Playing
Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Square Enix
Release Date: March 24, 2009

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time (ALL) Gets Euro Date - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 3:52 a.m. PST

Using a new technology called the "Pollux Engine Square Enix has created a true cross-platform game as it will be identical on both NDS and Wii, down to the last detail. Use the stylus to control your character on the NDS while the Wiimote will mimic the same actions when used on the Wii. The game requires only one copy of the game to work on both systems and will be multiplayer compatible on both platforms.

Players can choose to play alone or with friends, whenever and however they like in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time. Arriving simultaneously on both Wii and DS, this latest entry in the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles series introduces a new concept in multiplayer gaming, enabling users of either Nintendo platform to adventure alongside each other for the first time.

Maintaining the intuitive control scheme of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates and enhancing the gameplay experience with an integrated system that allows players to switch between the single and multiplayer modes in-game, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time is set to take multiplayer gaming to new heights as it brings together Wii and DS users from around the world next spring.

A triumphant return from a monster-infested forest marks the completion of the 16-year-old hero's coming-of-age ceremony. However, the hero's joy is short-lived as a young village girl is found to be afflicted by a mysterious illness known as "crystal sickness." Determined to obtain the cure, the hero steps out of the secluded village for the first time, only to discover a world in which crystals are merely artifacts of the past and no longer exist ...

With truly advanced 3D graphics and up to four-player multiplayer gameplay, this is the most accessible take on the Final Fantasy universe, allowing players to enjoy the Crystal Chronicles experience from anywhere in the world thanks to the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection mode.

John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Ltd. comments, “The release of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time shows Square Enix’s continuous commitment to bringing innovative gaming experiences to European players. The colourful world of Crystal Chronicles provides the ideal opportunity for all Wii and Nintendo DS owners to come together and enjoy this magical adventure with their friends.”

Features

  • Play anytime, anywhere with anyone! Multiplayer connectivity reaches new heights in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time, where players can team up or compete with friends and players around the world!
  • The intuitive control scheme introduced in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates returns, now adapted to Wii for double the action
  • Players can switch between single and multiplayer modes within the gameworld itself, giving them two great gaming options in one integrated experience
  • A personalized hero can be generated from a choice of the four familiar races of the series; Clavats, Lilties, Selkies or Yukes. Players joining from the Wii can also introduce their Miis to the world of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
  • Create and customize materials, armor and equipment for characters with tailored appearances and abilities - no two heroes will be the same!
  • A vast selection of quests provides hours of fun, even after completion of the main adventure

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