Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes Of Time Ships To Retailers Today

March 24, 2009

FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES:
ECHOES OF TIME SHIPS TO RETAILERS TODAY

Square Enix Invites Players to
Jump Into an Adventure That Transcends Platforms

Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of
Square Enix interactive entertainment products in North America, announced that
both the Wii and Nintendo DS versions of FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES:
Echoes of Time have shipped to retailers today.

This innovative new title spans two
Nintendo platforms at once, introducing players to a new level of multiplayer
connectivity. For the first time, Wii and DS users can adventure side-by-side,
playing anytime, anywhere with anyone in the vibrant world of FINAL FANTASY
CRYSTAL CHRONICLES.

FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES:
Echoes of Time allows for an effortless switch between its single and
multiplayer modes, offering an integrated system that adapts to the player’s
preferences. Featuring the intuitive control scheme of FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL
CHRONICLES: Ring of Fates® and a breakthrough in gaming connectivity, FINAL
FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: Echoes of Time is set to deliver hours of fun to
players, whether they are playing at home or on the go.

Story

A triumphant return from a
monster-infested forest marks the completion of the 16-year-old hero’s
coming-of-age ceremony. However, the hero’s joy is short-lived as a young
village girl is found to be afflicted by a mysterious illness known as “crystal
sickness.” Determined to obtain the cure, the hero steps out of the secluded
village for the first time, only to discover a world in which crystals are
merely artifacts of the past and no longer exist…



Features

Play anytime, anywhere with
anyone! Multiplayer connectivity reaches new heights in FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL
CHRONICLES: Echoes of Time, where players can team up or compete with friends
and players around the world

The intuitive control scheme
introduced in FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: Ring of Fates returns, now
adapted to Wii for double the action

Players can switch between single
and multiplayer modes at any time while playing, enjoying two great gaming
options in one integrated experience

A personalized hero can be
generated from a choice of the four familiar races of the series: Clavats,
Lilties, Selkies or Yukes.

Players joining from the Wii can
also introduce their Miis™ to the world of FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES

Create and customize materials,
armor and equipment for characters with tailored appearances and abilities —
no two heroes will be the same!

Players can continue to enjoy the
game even after completing the main adventure, as the New Game+ feature
provides increased difficulty and better items with every new round

A vast selection of quests
delivers hours of fun!

FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES:
Echoes of Time is rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older).  FINAL FANTASY
CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: Echoes of Time will be available at North American retailers
for the suggested retail price of $39.99 for both Wii and Nintendo DS. The
official website can be found at

http://na.square-enix.com/ffcceot