Sunday, March 05, 2006

Final Fantasy:Crystal Chronicles Revolution in stores this year, to have "Magnificent Graphics"

According to the Advanced Media Network, Square-Enix President Youichi Wada recently revealed tidbits of information regarding Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles for Nintendo's next console, code-named Revolution.

According to the article, Wada said gamers can look forward to "online capabilities, magnificent graphics, and an intense use of the revolutionary control of the platform." In addition, Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Revolution will apparently be in stores this year. Whether or not this means the game will make launch can not be determined at this time.

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata first announced the Revolution version of Crystal Chronicles back at E3 2005. The game has presumably enjoyed a rather lengthy development cycle and is expected to be displayed at E3 2006 in May.

Revolution Report

Besides having the awesome graphics, I wonder what he means by "intense" use of the Revolution controller? It remains to be seen as to what kind of game this is. Action RPG, full RPG, Action Adventure? Wada's comments suggest more to expect from the gameplay used in the original FF:CC, which was essentially just a "hack 'n slash" game. If the game IS just another hack 'n slash like the first, how much can we do with the controller besides "slash" with our wrists? This of course makes me think the game might be a lot more deep this time around. Here's to hoping....

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