Crisis Core: FFVII confirmed for Europe, Australia

PSP prequel to acclaimed Final Fantasy game is all set for release in PAL territories.

In Japan, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII was responsible for a huge surge in PlayStation Portable hardware sales when it was released in September. That sales increase came even though the game was released the week before the new PSP Slim was due to launch.

In the US, the release date has been set for March 25, and now Europeans and Australians have also been promised the game for sometime this "spring."

Exclusively for the PSP, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII is set seven years before the start of Final Fantasy VII for the original PlayStation. The Shinra company is on the verge of having a monopoly on mako energy and is rapidly growing a huge private army.

The game focuses on a young soldier in the Shinra army called Zack, who hopes to achieve the first-class rank. The Final Fantasy VII characters will also put in an appearance, and their backstories will be explored.

Square Enix also promises that the PAL version of the game will feature "additional gameplay challenges not included in the original Japanese version." Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII will come to all PAL territories in spring 2008.

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knifey
knifey

umm forevernemesis you do realise this is for the australian and european version so of course that person means AUS spring since this has no realtion whatsoever to the american release since it is specifically talking about the australian and european one

Spider-Jim
Spider-Jim

This had better be a lot better than the turd "Surge of Derberus"!!!

crisiscorefan52
crisiscorefan52

this is the longest week of my life.when cc comes out im going to play hockey for the rest of the week til spring break where i can party and play my furture favorite game of all time besides FFVII

ssjdagas
ssjdagas

PAL version of the game? LOL PSP games don't use PAL or NTSC that's a television thing.

nieuwuss
nieuwuss

european release.. i needz it:(

tidusmen
tidusmen

RAVIAN whatare you talking.... waiting for ff:cc a week more is better then playing it a week sooner... it is called hardcore waiting

Riavian
Riavian

You silly billies. PSP games are region free. Just import the american version. DVDcrave.com will be stocking the US version the moment it comes out, with 4 dollars delivery anywhere in AUS. Sif "wait" for the official release and give people at EB money.

forevernemesis
forevernemesis

Is that US Spring or AUS Spring? I will threaten Square with a knife if its AUS Spring. :D

Bavoke
Bavoke

Spring you say? Nice! xD Bavoke 8)

HawkTrio
HawkTrio

What i don't get is why square/Enix only let psp players take part in the extension of FFVII story! It's unforgivable!! Cheers to the hand-held screw-up!!!

zekere
zekere

No way I'm destroying Ruby and Emerald Weapon AGAIN !!!

AUSniper
AUSniper

:O :( SPRING! I can't wait that long for it to come out in AUS!

Raza213
Raza213

DAMN MAN!!! HOW LONG IS THIS GAME GONNA TAKE TO GET TO EUROPE, IT PISSES ME OFF WHEN SQUARE ENIX DONT TELL US STUFF LIKE FFVII REMAKE!!! i might as well import the game from amazon.com

lightwarrior179
lightwarrior179

I wonder if these additional challenges that they have mentioned in the PAL version will be available for the US version too. Nonetheless, this game is gonna be superb. I think it is going to be one of the best PSP games this year neck-and-neck with God of War: Chains of Olympus.

YOJIMBO_X
YOJIMBO_X

I bought the Crisis Core PSP bundle so i'm guessing i'm about 3/4 of my way through the game, it's hard not knowing what to do though because all of the instructions are in japanese... i wonder if my jap save game will work on the english version?

blue_eyes_CCFF7
blue_eyes_CCFF7

God!! It's driving me crazy. I've been waiting so long for this game but spring? that is still long way to go :( . Still i hope it will be early spring.

cloud8100
cloud8100

Can't wait! Been waiting for this game for ages. Finally got myself a psp a few days ago.

gary_safc
gary_safc

O dam i got no more money i might have to sell my wii for a psp and ff cc

Darren228
Darren228

Anyone else gona go play FFVII immediately after reading this..... i know i will.

Wakasenshi
Wakasenshi

This is great news. Can not wait for this game...

yuna991
yuna991

ooo can't WAIT for this! it's gonna be awesome!

shuyin240
shuyin240

ive been waiting for this game for ages now! need to buy a psp!!

rpgisforme
rpgisforme

I have been tracking this game for so long. PLEASE ... release it already!! To olaoye_tw in my experience, we Canadians get games the day after the U.S. date, I guess it takes that extra day to drive the truck over the border, lol so we'll get it March 26.

_LegatoBlue_
_LegatoBlue_

i need to get a psp before this and god of war come out

zorn99
zorn99

I've breen waiting very much long time for Finally Fantasy!!

Bacterian2
Bacterian2

"additional gameplay challenges not included in the original Japanese version." Sounds interesting. Spring isn't too bad.

KhanhAgE
KhanhAgE

If you can't wait for the PAL release just import the U.S version. "Spring" in the U.S is Autumn in Australia, which is the months of March, April, May. So umm, yeah.

KhanhAgE
KhanhAgE

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JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

WHAT!!! sometime in Spring IS NOT a release date!!! lol... that disappointed me... oh well... who wants to put a load of Crisis Core's up on Ebay for me, lol...

IHeartCloud
IHeartCloud

Now to find 200 dollars before April. Doable, but seriously difficult, especially when you don't have a job... Maybe I should get a job

Panzer_scout
Panzer_scout

''In the US, the release date has been set for March 25 2008'' Don't you know how to read? Or do we have to read it for you!

Olaoye_tw
Olaoye_tw

How about North America?!!? When does it come out in North America?!?!?!

AnimeCrazed
AnimeCrazed

omg i'm so!!!! excited for this game can't wait

SonicTheMonkey
SonicTheMonkey

What about US? Do we get "additional gameplay challenges not included in the original Japanese version"?

Xeiphyer
Xeiphyer

I can't wait to play this in english, I have it in japanese but I dare not play too far into it.. Theres so much story going on and the crazy materia battle system is cool but impossible to understand in japanese xD Also the cinimatics are amazing! Theres a super sweet battle between Sephiroth, Genesis, and Angeal (I think that was his name?) on top of the shinra mako cannon, mind you it was in a virtual simulator :P It was amazing. Can't wait for the release! (Also Did you know that Genesis, the main baddy in the game is based off the lead singer from Gackt? Crazy.)

Dark_sageX
Dark_sageX

Another reason why I should get a PSP!

DiabolicalX
DiabolicalX

I think I might implode before it comes out, just because of the excrutiating wait, I want this game really bad

supersonic125
supersonic125

I played the japan version already , its an ok game , nothing special

ShadowLaguna
ShadowLaguna

I would be cheering, but I don't have a PSP. :(

CodingGenius
CodingGenius moderator

Keep the great portable games coming. The reasons I don't own a PSP keep being overshadowed by my desire for one...this will definitely be one of the tipping points for me!

acej2000
acej2000

Too bad I sold my psp after I completed portable ops. Actually, I don't care.

Bartiemuss
Bartiemuss

i will get a psp just for this game

Heavyheaven
Heavyheaven

Yes! Finally, been waiting for this for a long time :D

NemesisLives
NemesisLives

I waited forever for this game, and now that its finally here I don't even care anymore.