Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring Of Fates Ships To North American Retailers Today
March 11, 2008
FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: RING OF FATES SHIPS TO NORTH AMERICAN RETAILERS TODAY
Square Enix Invites Players to Engage in an Interactive, Action-Packed Adventure
Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix™ interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that FINAL FANTASY® CRYSTAL CHRONICLES®: Ring of Fates® has shipped to North American retailers. Now available exclusively for Nintendo DS™, the imaginative world of FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: Ring of Fates is set to captivate players across the nation.
“We are extremely excited to bring FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: Ring of Fates to North American audiences,” said Director Mitsuru Kamiyama. “The intuitive controls welcome players of all skill levels to jump right into the action, and the seamless, highly interactive multiplay experience allows players to work together as a team in this fun-for-all adventure.”
Few titles epitomize the essence of multiplayer camaraderie like the FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES series. Released in 2004 as an innovative title that took advantage of the Nintendo GameCube™-to-Game Boy® Advance connectivity, FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES bred an entirely new gameplay experience that expanded the horizons of conventional RPG gaming. FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: Ring of Fates is poised to continue this tradition by providing fans with two distinctly unique game types: a full-fledged single-player RPG experience and an addictive multiplayer element for up to four players.
Fraternal twins Yuri and Chelinka live happily with their father in a small village, but their happiness comes to an abrupt end with the arrival of an ancient evil. Now, with his family shattered, Yuri begins to train so that he will be strong enough to fight when the evil returns. Armed only with their determination, courage, and Chelinka’s magic crystal, these brave twins set out on their quest to find their lost friends, avenge their family, and heal their world.
Character designer Toshiyuki Itahana lends the game his trademark art style, combining an adorable cast and colorful world with a heroic storyline from the makers of FINAL FANTASY. Players can enjoy a truly cooperative experience with Multiplay Mode, engaging in fast-paced, action-oriented gameplay with up to four players via local wireless connection. A catalogue of over 300 items enables players to pick and choose from a variety of equipment and armor to customize a character’s appearance and abilities. An intuitive control scheme maximizes the capabilities of Nintendo DS, challenging players to coordinate both the command buttons and Touch Screen in battle. The North American release contains additional quests not available in the original Japanese version.
FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: Ring of Fates is rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings. FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: Ring of Fates will be available at North American retailers for the suggested retail price of $39.99 (USD). The official website can be found at http://na.square-enix.com/ffccrof/.