Final Fantasy Fables for Wii dated

Square Enix role-playing franchise set for retail debut on Nintendo's console with Chocobo's Dungeon July 8.

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Final Fantasy XIII may be a PlayStation 3 exclusive, but the Square Enix role-playing franchise is by no means system-monogamous. Three spin-offs to the series have already been confirmed for Nintendo's Wii: Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers, and Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon, and today the publisher finally nailed down a release date for one of those offerings.

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon will launch in North America on July 8 and carry a price of $39.99. In the game, series regular Cid and one of the ostrichlike Chocobo creatures must travel through a variety of dungeons to help a town full of amnesia-stricken people regain their memories.

The Final Fantasy Fables spin-off series began with last year's Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales on the DS, while the Chocobo's Dungeon subtitle harks back to a pair of prior spin-offs, the Chocobo's Dungeon games on the original PlayStation.

Neither Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers nor Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King has a firm North American release date yet. My Life as a King was released last week in Japan as part of the launch lineup for Nintendo's WiiWare downloadable game service. The North American launch lineup hasn't yet been confirmed, but the service should go live in the region on May 12.

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