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FFCC: The Crystal Bearers Website (Releasing NA 26.12.09)

EatChildren

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BlackNMild2k1 said:

CANNOT UNSEE
 

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PusherT said:
so why do they hate "crystal bearers" so much in this game? Did previous crystal bearers abuse there power? And are thetr more Yukes and Selkies in this game?
ShockingAlberto said:
It seems most Crystal Bearers are jerks. Layle is an exception, not a rule, and even he's kind of a jerk.

Think, uh, One Piece.
PusherT said:
Watching that E3 trailer that is the impression I got, the previous crystal bearers had issue or abused there power. It seems the people don't know if they are good or evil and WTF happened to the other races not named lilties?

Actually we don't know how many bearers are really bad, but once the rumor spread about them being bad(probably from a few bearers committing crimes) everyone started to fear their power.

Also the Lilty empire has pretty much taken over most of the region/continent(if not the world). As a result the Lilties are usually nobles, Clavats are somewhere in the middle(though they usually work as farmers), Selkies didn't want to conform to the empire so they usually end up breaking the law(but the ones that don't usually take on odd jobs, Keiss is an exception because he made a choice to work for the empire), Yukes are rumored to have gone extinct by the actions of the empire.

Also, as a result of some of the empires actions, magic has disappeared from the world. Only crystal bearers can use magic now. But bearers can only use one type of magic, example: Layle = Gravity, Amidatelione(?) = Warp, and there was another unknown bearer using fire in one trailer.
 

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Dragona was right (of course).

FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: THE CRYSTAL BEARERS Brings Action Adventure to Wii on December 26th

First Major FINAL FANTASY Experience for Wii Available This Holiday Season

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix(R) interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that FINAL FANTASY(R) CRYSTAL CHRONICLES(R): THE CRYSTAL BEARERS(R) for Wii(TM) will be available at North American retailers on December 26, 2009.

This latest installment in the franchise offers a fresh take on the beloved CRYSTAL CHRONICLES universe, launching the series into the action-adventure genre and onto the Wii system. FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: THE CRYSTAL BEARERS combines the storytelling depth, immersive event scenes and graphical quality of the FINAL FANTASY franchise with motion-driven gameplay and the ability to freely explore the game world.

Enter a world where realistic gameplay and fantastical art direction combine for a truly unique experience on Wii. Accessible for gamers of all ages and levels of expertise, FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: THE CRYSTAL BEARERS invites players to embark on an unforgettable adventure this holiday season.


STORY

A thousand years have passed since the events of the original FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES. The destruction of the Yuke Crystal during the Great War had at once brought the victorious Lilty Tribe prosperity, the defeated Yuke Tribe apparent annihilation, and the world a new age of science and reason. In this new era exists a rare breed of powerful beings called "crystal bearers," whose seemingly magical abilities have led them to be feared and scorned by the public. The young mercenary Layle is one such crystal bearer, who has been hired to escort the new passenger airship Alexis, the pinnacle of Lilty technology and a symbol of their current dominance. However, when the Alexis is suddenly besieged by a horde of monsters, Layle comes face-to-face with an adversary thought to have vanished from the pages of history, on a quest that may threaten the future of the world...


FEATURES

Enjoy a new chapter of the series that takes place a thousand years after the events of the original FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES, where technology has advanced to its peak and magic is considered taboo
Encounter the first FINAL FANTASY game developed exclusively for Wii, complete with motion-driven gameplay and intuitive controls that are accessible for gamers of all levels. Enjoy a variety of actions and third-person shooter style gameplay
Step into the hero's shoes and experience the action first-hand! Control Layle's crystal bearer powers to battle adversaries, navigate through obstacles and move objects at will in a highly interactive environment
Traverse the terrain, swing from high places or take a swim in a world in which all areas are open for exploration
With an extra Wii Remote(TM), friends and family can jump in to assist the player in times of need


FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: THE CRYSTAL BEARERS is rated T (Teen). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings. FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: THE CRYSTAL BEARERS will be available for Wii for $ 49.99. The official website can be found at http://www.thecrystalbearers.com.
 

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^ Again: hell yeah.

I had given up to see it in English this year.
 

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December 26 makes absolutely no sense, and I have no clue when Amazon will get it to me as a result (says January 6 at the moment), but hooray for a game not getting pushed into Q1 2010 (even if it's only missing it by 5 days).
 

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Fimbulvetr said:
In the E3 trailer there is a guy who's hand is on fire, a second later an explosion occurs behind Layle.

It's only a 3 second clip in the trailer so most didn't notice it.
yeah you're right, i noticed it when I saw the trailer but I thought it was Amidatelion

great news about the release date, now I need to know the PAL release :/
 
Shadowlink said:
Are you serious? We've been waiting for this game for about 3-4 years. :lol
Sure, but when's the last time an FF game was released in the US 1-2 months after Japan?
PR said:
First Major FINAL FANTASY Experience for Wii Available This Holiday Season
I guess it's now fair game to shit on the previous five minor ones? :lol EDIT: Oops, seven--sorry two Crystal Defenders.
marc^o^ said:
I wonder how this game will perform in Japan.
That's always been a bit of a wildcard, but if it's really going to show up in the short time span between a major DS effort and XIII, it seems pretty boned.
 

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That's always been a bit of a wildcard, but if it's really going to show up in the short time span between a major DS effort and XIII, it seems pretty boned.
Yeah its crazy that they would be releasing three FF games in a span of less than three months, let alone three single-player RPG/adventure type games. And based on the hype level of the games, its also obvious that FFXIII is completely drowning out both FF Gaiden and Crystal Bearers, which is unfortunate because both these games actually sound like solid efforts from SE (compared to the FF spinoffs from the last few years).
 

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Clearly SE want Crystal Bearers to fail the test, so they can have an excuse to never support a Nintendo home system again.

But you won't defeat me, SE. I'm going to import your game. Across the ocean, I will fight you, and I will win.
 

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EatChildren said:
Clearly SE want Crystal Bearers to fail the test, so they can have an excuse to never support a Nintendo home system again.

But you won't defeat me, SE. I'm going to import your game. Across the ocean, I will fight you, and I will win.

Works for me, Day 1 here too. I'm too damned hyped for this game!
Anyone quoting my tag can go jump off a clip without Layle's powers, this game deserves the hype!
 

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JoshuaJSlone said:
That's always been a bit of a wildcard, but if it's really going to show up in the short time span between a major DS effort and XIII, it seems pretty boned.

Furthermore, their efforts to ruin the brand name on Wii by releasing a DS game as a nearly full price Wii game probably won't help.
 

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JoshuaJSlone said:
I guess it's now fair game to shit on the previous five minor ones? :lol EDIT: Oops, seven--sorry two Crystal Defenders.

To be fair, five of those were WiiWare and one was a DS game.

What was the last one?

Anyway, day -0 for now.

I'll probably check some reviews first though.
 

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Like, I get "crystals" and their direct and symbolic nature are deeply rooted in the Final Fantasy franchise as a whole, but don't you think they are... over using it a bit much?

I mean, not only do crystals play a prominent role in each release in the series, but now they get their own spin-offs (Crystal Chronicles), spin-offs of spin-offs (Crystal Defenders), mainline series (Fabula Crystalis Whatever) titles.

Like, I get it. Crystals are powerful.
Hell, even Dissida is all about crystals. Well, and flowers.

Would people cry foul if FF got a new mascot?
 

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John Harker said:
Like, I get "crystals" and their direct and symbolic nature are deeply rooted in the Final Fantasy franchise as a whole, but don't you think they are... over using it a bit much?

I mean, not only do crystals play a prominent role in each release in the series, but now they get their own spin-offs (Crystal Chronicles), spin-offs of spin-offs (Crystal Defenders), mainline series (Fabula Crystalis Whatever) titles.

Like, I get it. Crystals are powerful.
Hell, even Dissida is all about crystals. Well, and flowers.

Would people cry foul if FF got a new mascot?

FF 8 doesn't have crystals, what would you suggest for condensed magical energy?
 

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"oh hey what will I do with this gift card for $52.99 from Aunt Elise WHOA LOOK AT THAT GAME THAT DUDE IS THROWIN' SHIT AROUND"

Fair point.

Saturday's still a weird day to release a game, even if it is Boxing Day. (Which we don't observe in the United States, APZonerunner, but I'm aware of its existence.)
 

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Fimbulvetr said:
FF 8 doesn't have crystals, what would you suggest for condensed magical energy?
It could be a liquid!
 

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The date is perfect! I can pick this up when I go to return/exchange all of my oversized/undersized Christmas gifts.

With an extra Wii Remote(TM), friends and family can jump in to assist the player in times of need

Like Super Mario Galaxy, I suppose?
 

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D-Pad said:
Like Super Mario Galaxy, I suppose?


i really like that idea. it's what they did in dawn of discovery too

it allows them to make a great, accessible, multiplayer game without changing it into a more "casual friendly" genre
 

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gkrykewy said:
This game deserves better than to have the shitty CC name tied around its ankles.
I can understand the typo because the C and F key are so close to each other but you really ought to read what you write before you post.

A helpful hint. :)
 

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Guess that's one more game for me this year. At least it clears up 2010 a bit. Hits right in the sweet spot between semesters too. That's how I was able to play Persona 4.
 

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A thousand years have passed since the events of the original FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES. The destruction of the Yuke Crystal during the Great War had at once brought the victorious Lilty Tribe prosperity, the defeated Yuke Tribe apparent annihilation, and the world a new age of science and reason. In this new era exists a rare breed of powerful beings called "crystal bearers," whose seemingly magical abilities have led them to be feared and scorned by the public. The young mercenary Layle is one such crystal bearer, who has been hired to escort the new passenger airship Alexis, the pinnacle of Lilty technology and a symbol of their current dominance. However, when the Alexis is suddenly besieged by a horde of monsters, Layle comes face-to-face with an adversary thought to have vanished from the pages of history, on a quest that may threaten the future of the world...

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that it will in fact threaten the future of the world.

FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: THE CRYSTAL BEARERS is rated T (Teen). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings. FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: THE CRYSTAL BEARERS will be available for Wii for $49.99. The official website can be found at http://www.thecrystalbearers.com.

Excellent. I was definitely worried about the Square tax being applied to this game, especially after EA just set the terrible precedent of releasing the standalone Wii version Beatles Rock Band at $60.

edit: Why don't people like this date? It's unorthodox, sure, but it's perfect for those who get a break from work/school between Christmas and New Year's.
 

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dyls said:
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that it will in fact threaten the future of the world.

It would be awesome if the plot never really specified if the future of the world was in danger, and they were all just kinda assuming / going out on a limb.
 

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I can understand the typo because the C and F key are so close to each other but you really ought to read what you write before you post.

A helpful hint. :)

lol, that was good :lol
 

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Fimbulvetr said:
FF 8 doesn't have crystals, what would you suggest for condensed magical energy?

get over the use of condensed magical energy?

can't people go to war over traditional things, like land or a girl or something?
 

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John Harker said:
get over the use of condensed magical energy?

can't people go to war over traditional things, like land or a girl or something?

You're right, the forces of nature given form are totally inadequate.

TheOneGuy said:
I can understand the typo because the C and F key are so close to each other but you really ought to read what you write before you post.

A helpful hint. :)

He's right though.

Crisis Core sucked. :lol
 

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Didn't FFX release a few days after Christimas 2001? That still sold millions...


December 26th certainly isn't a good time to release a game (because it won't show up on December NPD and gaf will call if a bomba) but seeing how most Wii games aren't very front-loaded I don't think it will have a huge effect in the end.

It's probably better off selling in December/January than it is getting raped by Red Steel 2 and Monster Hunter 3 in March.
 

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Dec 26th is one of the highest grossing sales days of the year. I don't see why it's striking people as an odd choice.
 

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hatchx said:
Didn't FFX release a few days after Christimas 2001? That still sold millions...

Just checked, and you're right. December 30th.

Still, that was FFX. The first next-gen main Final Fantasy. It's not really comparable.
 

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So I heard the game is being released on the DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS.

How crazy is that what could they be thinking dear lord square is dead on wii all over pack it in etc.
 

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Ship millions, SE. Millions. So many that Boxing Day shopping gamer see nothing but walls lined with this fucker. Everything else? Sold out. This? Millions. Everywhere.

Do ittttt.
 

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Yaweee said:
Dec 26th is one of the highest grossing sales days of the year. I don't see why it's striking people as an odd choice.
Mostly because if they release it earlier, they get the benefit of the highest grossing sales season of the year, and then also the day after Christmas.

If the alternatives were 12/26 or January, then it makes sense.