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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition Hits PS4 August 27 With New Features

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition Hits PS4 August 27 With New Features

The revisited classic RPG features 1-4 player online co-op, updated visuals and voiceovers, new content and more!

We’re excited to announce the release date for Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition. The beloved RPG will arrive on PS4 on (dramatic pause)… 

…August 27, 2020!

As the name implies, this is a remaster of the classic Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, which originally released in the West back in 2003.

That means this is the first time the game will be available on PlayStation — and believe me, it’s been well worth the wait because this is far from a simple re-release. 

The team has refined and improved the adventure, enhancing numerous elements and even adding entirely new features. We’ll talk about them here, but you can see some of them in action in the new trailer above.

Before we dig into the laundry list of enhancements though, we should probably introduce the game for any of you who aren’t already familiar with it.

What is Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles?

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is a 1-4 player RPG that focuses on a young group known as the Crystal Caravans, as they embark on an epic journey to search for myrrh. This precious and rare liquid is desperately needed to cleanse and maintain a crystal that protects them, and their world, from a poisonous gas.

You – either on your own or with up to four friends – will embark on perilous quests, explore beautiful lands full of secrets and face the dangerous monsters that lurk within.

What’s been added to Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition?


As mentioned, a host of enhancements and features have been added to this new game — so much so we should probably call it Remastered Addition. I mean, yes, that’s a terrible pun that barely makes sense, but the overall point stands.

Here’s just a sample of what’s in this new and improved edition:

Improved visuals and audio: Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles’ always had a unique sense of style, and on PS4 it’s never looked — or sounded — better. You’ll be able to explore this expansive world with updated HD visuals and even enhanced audio.

Character voiceovers: the inhabitants of the game have been brought to life with new voice acting.

Online multiplayer — with crossplay! Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is an amazing co-operative multiplayer experience, and Remastered Edition makes it easier than ever before to join people to play with. You’ll be able to travel with up to three other players (four players total) — and crossplay support means anyone who owns the game will be able to join!

New challenging dungeons: This updated version of the game also features new dungeons for you and your friends to battle through. We could say more, but we’d rather let you discover them for yourselves.

An entirely new ‘Mimic’ feature: By collecting stamps, visiting Moogle Houses or completing difficult dungeons, you’ll get Memory Crystals which you can use to change your characters’ appearance to that of various characters you’ll meet on your adventure. If you want to add a bit more pizazz to your party, now you can!


As you can see, there’s a lot to look forward to with Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition. You won’t have long to wait before you can experience it all for yourself — the game will be available to download from PlayStation Store on August 27, 2020. 

So look forward to that — and perhaps we’ll see you online!

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  • Is there any chance for a physical release of this?

  • Please confirm if this has local co-op like in the original game.

  • I can’t wait! i loved the original Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles & now we get to play the ultimate version.

  • Echoing need couch co-op and a physical release, please!

  • This is great to see the game getting a release date and coming to PS4! However, I too am echoing the need for local co-op. Even if it was only 2 players per local console. I played the original back on Gamecube and loved it, but local co-op is a must for me for this particular game.

    I get it, times are a bit different now. We don’t have Game Boy Advances to control each player’s UI, and online play is the quick and easy way to resolve this (don’t get me wrong, I’m glad it has online play). However FFCC was a fantastic couch co-op game and it’d be a shame to abandon that part of the original.

    While I know it would take some work, a re-designed UI to allow for 2 player local UI/menus would be well worth it. I do believe it will be the difference for me between getting the game and not.

  • Fun Fact: The original Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles on Nintendo GameCube had to be published by a shell company, The Game Designers Studio, because Sony owned a stake in then-Squaresoft which had a PlayStation exclusivity clause.

    Squaresoft owned only 49% of the Studio and one of their execs, Akitoshi Kawazu, personally owned the rest of it.

    Sony’s stake in Squaresoft dissolved when Enix bought them after Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within bankrupted Square and forced out its founder, Hinorobu Sakaguchi.

    • Sony almost own SE/FF and Marvel? Dang.

    • look at the bad track history since the Enix merger.

    • Man I miss SquareSoft. Ever since Enix stepped into the picture it’s been down hill. But they have learned and are making some good games.

    • @Gamer_boi_83 I agree. It’s like when you saw the name SquareSoft tied to something, you KNEW you was in for an epic adventure. Now, they’re making hit or miss games. IDK WHERE the FF series is going but FF7R may have put money back in the pockets.

  • So no local co-op not much of a “remastered addition” when features are removed.

    • Original local co op had to be played literally with 4 game boys with 4 different attachments on one gamecube

  • Square enix are killing the RPG scene this year. But I have to point out that the games they’re releasing; ff7, trials of mana, ff crystal chronicles are all games from a different era where square were actually great at making rpg’s. Nowadays, its mostly hit or miss with their rpg. But I gotta hand it to them for giving the players what they want. All thats left now is an ff6 and ff9 remake…… please?😬

  • Anyone know if the annoying “one player must carry the crystal” mechanic is gone? Because if not, I don’t want it.

    • It still looks like it’s there. It should be carried by a moogle until you have three players. Two player co-op is barely a step above the AI due to that.

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  • Looking forward to this <3
    Btw will there be any soundtrack? Or OST somewhere?

  • Positives
    2-4 Online Co-Op Supported
    Cross-Play supported (so PS4 players could play with Switch and Xbox and PC I am assuming)

    Negatives
    No mention of retaining the local co-op that made this something I enjoyed back on the GameCube

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  • This is my most anticipated release now. I’m going to be getting it on PS4 and Switch to play co-op.

  • Crystal Chronicles was a great game. I like the crossplay feature. But I do have a question. If you can do all these playstaion Final Fantasy games, why not Final Fantasy Tactics? That would be an instant hit.

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