Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Coming In January With Cross-Play

The GameCube classic returns next year.


Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices early next year. At the Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix announced a release date of January 23, 2020 for Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition.

If the choice has you wondering which platform you can convince your friends to adopt with you, don't worry. The TGS trailer also announced a number of new features for this version, including cross-platform online multiplayer. It also teases new character voices, dungeons, character variant skins, and items.

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Crystal Chronicles was a unique type of Final Fantasy on the GameCube, emphasizing a cute art style and four-player cooperative multiplayer. It made use of the GameCube's connection with Game Boy Advance through a special link cable. It originally came out in 2004 in North America, giving GameCube its own exclusive Final Fantasy as PlayStation received most of the main numbered entries.

"It doesn't exactly fit into the Final Fantasy series proper, aside from the involvement of crystals and a few familiar monsters and magic spells, but it's good enough to stand on its own without any famous franchise names attached to it," Brad Shoemaker said in GameSpot's review. "Crystal Chronicles plays specifically to those who will appreciate it, and it serves as a fitting return for Square to the Nintendo partnership that first brought the company to fame so long ago."

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