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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition updated to Version 1.0.2

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition has been updated to Version 1.0.2. Check out the patch notes below.

- Boss appearance sequences and Myrrh drop acquisition events in multiplayer mode are now skippable.
- Fixed a bug that makes unknown element hot spots marked as [?] visible after playing in multiplayer mode with another player who has already activated the hot spot.
- Fixed a bug that allowed players to gain infinite items.
- Other various bug fixes.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition composers wanted to make sure they didn't upset fans with changes

Walking a fine line

The soundtrack of the original Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is highly regarded by fans of the game, and Final Fantasy fans in general. It might be one of the most praised soundtracks in the entire franchise. How do you go about reworking that soundtrack for a game remaster? Very carefully, according to composers Kumi Tanioka and Hidenori Iwasaki. They shared their thoughts on not wanting to upset fans in an interview with NintendoEverything.

KT: That’s definitely something I wanted to absolutely avoid, so any changes were made with the utmost consideration in that regard. On the other hand, both the game and the soundtrack also include tracks that haven’t been changed at all.

HI: It’s a great honor to know that this is one of the soundtracks that has been supported by so many fans. We felt strongly about not disappointing our fans as well, so “how can we change things while making it feel as though nothing at all changed” is something we kept in mind while working on the soundtrack with utmost care.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition director apologizes for bugs and problems, pledges multiple fixes

Fixes, but maybe not the ones you want

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition didn't have the smoothest of launches, with a number of hiccups and issues being discovered right away. Square-Enix is well aware of these issues, and they're working hard to fix things up. You can read a message from the game's Director below that includes an apology for the problems, and outlines the fixes coming down the line.

This is FINAL FANTASY CHRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition Director Araki Ryoma. Thank you so much for playing our game.

We have received a lot of feedback from our players since the game was released and are moving to address all the issues raised as quickly as we can, but I must apologize for the delay in making an announcement about the situation.

I also make my sincerest apologies for the inconvenience caused during play.

First of all, the situation where players were unable to play immediately after launch was caused by our servers going over capacity. We ran maintenance to increase that server capacity on August 29, which has led to comparatively stable running thereafter. Going forward, we will move to address any further server issues as required.

We would also like to release rapid updates to address the bugs that are getting in the way of players’ experiences with the game and are working on the update schedule announced above.

We are also looking into making further updates in addition to those detailed above, once we have reviewed player feedback, and will make further announcements once the update content has been finalized.

I must again apologize for the inconvenience caused to our customers and beg your understanding as we try to put things right.

Thank you for your continued support of FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition.

Upcoming plans for updates to FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition
We would like to announce our upcoming update plans for FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition on PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android platforms.

The following updates are planned:

All platforms

Fixes for the issue where players will count as already having spawned an unknown element hotspot after being matched with a player who has spawned one and completed a dungeon in multiplayer.

Fixes for the issue where items can be obtained infinitely.

iOS and Android versions

Improvements to the frequency of freezes during loading.

In addition, the following new feature is also scheduled:

All platforms

Ability for the hosting player to skip boss introduction cut scenes and myrrh drop scenes in multiplayer.

iOS and Android versions*

Ability to skip boss introduction cut scenes and myrrh drop scenes in single play.
These updates are scheduled for release between mid and late September. The specific release date will be announced once all details have been finalized, so please watch out for further information/future updates.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused for our players.

Thanks to Sephazon for the heads up!

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition removed from the Switch eShop in Australia and New Zealand

Gone, but not forgotten

Just the other day, we shared a story about Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition and some online issues that players in Australia and New Zealand were having. Players in those regions couldn't get into an online game for more than 30 seconds, as they'd end up getting disconnected.

Now we're seeing that Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition has been yanked from the eShop in both of those regions. While we don't know the official reason why the game was removed, it likely has something to do with this online issue. There's no doubt Square-Enix is working on this problem, and the game will return to the eShop soon. When it pops back up, we'll be sure to let you know.

IGN Videos - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition gameplay and GameCube comparison

Want to see some more of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition? IGN has a series of videos that show off the game in action, as well as the comparison to the GameCube version above. Plenty of content to check out!



New details on Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition's characters, voices, online play, and more

The next wave of details

A new video for Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition has popped up, and it gives us a slew of new details to go over. Check out the info below, courtesy of Sephazon.

- in the artwork above, you can see all the default character appearances
- assign one of four voices to your character during character creation
- global character voices can be turned off
- in-game text chat feature for online play
- cross-platform saving will be added in the future
- dungeon bonuses are displayed when playing online
- there is no longer a 64 item inventory limit, and items are organized by category/quantity now
- Moogle Stamps now help unlock mimic costumes, and you can change your appearance at Moogle houses.
- you can now deposit items that you don’t want to carry in towns
- every player can pick up items dropped by enemies (except artifacts/magicite, which can only be picked up by one player)
- lite mode players will be able to play 13 of the 14 dungeons
- full game players may be able to match with players and friends who are exploring more advanced dungeons on any cycle
- once again, it seems village multiplayer capability is not included

Square-Enix selling Final Fantasy VII music boxes

Two classic tunes

Square-Enix keeps cranking out the Final Fantasy VII merch, and this time around they have two music boxes for fans. One music box plays Aerith’s Theme, while the other plays the Main Theme of Final Fantasy VII. Each music box is priced at ¥1,600, and are sold through the official Square Enix shop.

Check out more gameplay for Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition

FINAL FANTASY® CRYSTAL CHRONICLES™ Remastered Edition is an enchanting action RPG that follows a young group, known as the Crystal Caravanners, as they embark on an epic journey to search for myrrh, a precious and rare liquid needed to cleanse and maintain a crystal protecting their world from the deadly gas, miasma. Packed with upgrades, new features and enhancements, now is the best time to join the caravan!

New screens and art released for Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition

Check out the latest batch here

The action RPG is set in a land threatened by a deeply poisonous gas called Miasma. You play as a young hero who, with a Moogle companion or along with up to three other friends, travels the world in search of the rare and valuable liquid myrrh. With this precious resource, they’ll be able to cleanse and maintain a crystal that protects the land and its people.

Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered will not feature offline or local multiplayer

Our local multiplayer fantasy has been crushed...

Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered will not include support for offline or local multiplayer, and will instead be limited to online for development reasons. They went with online support rather than offline so that more people have the chance to play, since they apparently didn't have the resources for both? Check out the exact statement (Google translated from Japanese) below!

As we have introduced in official broadcasts, this product does not support offline multiplayer. For development reasons, it is necessary to select either offline or online, so we selected online multiplayer so that more people can play.

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