Square Enix today announced that it is releasing a remastered version of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles for PlayStation 4, via Kotaku. It comes out in Japan in 2019. We do not have a word about an American release yet.
Updated at 4:15 pm: The remaster also comes to Switch.
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles was released for the GameCube in 2003. It was a big deal at the time when it was the first Final Fantasy game to be released for a Nintendo home console since the Super Nintendo days. But Crystal Chronicles is an unorthodox Final Fantasy experience. It focuses on cooperation between four players. It also has players who use Game Boy Advances as controllers, for which the use of connection cables is required.
– Final Fantasy (@FinalFantasy) September 10, 2018
The experience was innovative but cumbersome. A remastered version that removes the link cables and adds the convenience of online multiplayer could make the game better than it once was.
Crystal Chronicles became its own subseries within the Final Fantasy universe. But the final submission, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers for Wii, appeared in 2009. The series has been inactive, but this remaster of the original brings it back to life.