A remastered version of the 2003 dungeon crawling classic is making a comeback and with it, a trailer that recaps the new features that this release will offer players when it launches in August.
Check out the ‘New Features’ trailer below:
Interestingly, the game will come with a ‘Lite’ edition and will be free, which will allow you to jump into a multiplayer session with a player that owns the full game, taking on up to 13 dungeons and letting you carry over your save data should you choose to purchase the game. This is great for new players who would want to try out the game first before purchasing the full game!
More details about the ‘Lite’ version below via Square Enix:
With Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition Lite, adventurers can play through the first three dungeons in both single player and online multiplayer with cross-play functionality. Additionally, players who purchase the full game will be able to host multiplayer sessions with players using Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition Lite, so a full party of up to four caravanners can play through up to 13 dungeons in the fantasy adventure together with one copy of the full game. Save data can be carried over from Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition Lite to the full game, ensuring players can seamlessly continue their progress in the magical fantasy adventure.
In addition, this remastered edition will have new features and enhancements as detailed below (Via Gematsu):
Quick Chat – New tactical commands to give easy text-based instructions to teammates during online multiplayer play.
Magic Timer – A new Timer mechanic, helping players to synchronize and combine their magical attacks to unleash more powerful abilities.
UI Improvements – Increases to material capacity limits allow for more trouble-free adventures and a mini-map has been added to the game’s UI ensuring players always have a tactical understanding of their environments.
Additional Difficulty Modes – After finishing the main scenario, high difficulty dungeons will be available for daring adventurers to explore, including the Mine of Cathuriges which will include powerful enemies and new challenges alike. These challenging post-game dungeons are exclusive to the full release of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition.
Updated Soundtrack – Over 50 musical tracks have been newly-composed especially for Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition by the original game’s composer, Kumi Tanioka, including newly-recorded versions of the beloved theme songs Sound of the Wind and Starry Moonlit Night.
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered is scheduled to release on August 27 for PlayStation 4, Switch, and Mobile devices (iOS and Android).