Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition details post-game dungeons, cosmetic DLC Items, and more
Square Enix has released new screenshots and information for Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition, detailing a new character, new locations, a limited PlayStation 4 theme, and some of the newly added post-game content and paid downloadable content that will be available for the remaster.
In particular, 13 new dungeon areas have been added as post-game content, in which the player can take on tough challenges to collect stronger equipment and Memory Crystals for the remaster's new Mimic system. Paid downloadable content for the remaster includes cameo Mimic appearances to that of characters found in other games in the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles sub-series.
Our rundown of all the new info can be found below, with new screenshots in the gallery.
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition is set to release on August 27 for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices. For more information, you can check out:
- Characters, locations, and player customization
- More characters & locations, and artifacts
- Features Trailer and Lite Version details
- Release Date Trailer
Tristan is a former-soldier ferryman that can take the caravan across the Jegon River, for a fee. Over the course of the game, he'll be able to take the caravan to destinations like Leuda or the Kilanda Islands.
Fields of Fum
This once barren plain was slowly cultivated over the years by a group of Clavat, which eventually developed into a large farm that supported the world's food economy. Various apples and other fruits can be obtained here from the orchards, and the famous "Cow Race" is also sometimes held here.
A castle located on the outskirts of the Fields of Fum that is home to intelligent and ferocious monsters. It is said that many brave men and women have set foot in this place but have been easily repelled.
A mysterious cave that has the reputation for being the 'birthplace' of wind. A location long unknown to people, it was discovered by Clavats and now a key place for caravans to collect drops of Myrrh.
An active volcano towering over the Kilnada Islands in the Southern Sea. Although there is no sign of habitation now, it is said that Lilties long ago used the heat of the volcano to melt iron before they had the technology to make weaponry. The area is plagued by geothermal dangers and powerful demons.
Crystal Chronicles' progression is divided into years. Your player's caravan sets out to collect drops of Myrrh Dew by defeating dungeon bosses until your chalice is filled to full capacity. At the end of the year, a grand festival is held at Tipa Village.
In the next year, you might become able to pass through areas that you couldn't beforehand. A dungeon that had its Myrrh Dew extracted will stay dry for about 2 years, but once it has been replenished, the dungeon will have different terrains, better items, and stronger monsters - including the boss.
On the roads in between dungeons, your caravan may run into semi-random events involving other NPC caravans or characters.
When creating a room to gather participants, you set which dungeon you want to explore and your range of recruitment. You can set a general 'comment' about the type of group you are gathering, with comments such as "Newbie Welcome", "Collection of Drops", or "Call for Help". You can also set a Cross-Play option to determine whether you accept players from other platforms or not.
When finding a room, you can also input a Room ID to access a specific player's room. You can Follow other players you've played online with, and if both of you follow each other, you will then become Friends so that you can be directly invited for later sessions.
The screenshots also indicate that Friend Codes will be temporary and change every 30 minutes, due to the cross-play multiplatform nature of the game.
[Editor's Note: We still have some questions about how multiplayer progress works precisely between various player accounts, and we'll probably have to wait until we have our hands on the game to know for sure.]
Available when visiting Leuda with a Selkie. A QTE minigame where you quickly input commands that appear while jumping. You may get good rewards if you perform well.
Occasionally held at Fields of Fum. You can buy a Cow Ticket for 100 Gils to bet on a cow. If the cow wins, you can take Gils based on the odds.
Post-Game High-Difficulty Dungeons
13 high-difficulty dungeons and bosses have been added to the post-game in the Remastered Edition. The monsters that appear here are even more powerful. You can obtain recipes for new powerful equipment items, as well as Memory Crystals needed for Mimic.
Various cameo Mimic appearances will be made available as DLC sometime after the game's launch. These Mimic options allow you to change your character's appearance to that of another character found in other games in the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles sub-series. Note, the race & gender of your character must match in order the be able to use the Mimic appearance.
The DLC Mimic appearances are as follows:
- Yuri - Male Clavat - from Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates
- Chelinka - Female Clavat - from Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates
- Leo - Male Clavat - from Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
- Chime - Female Selkie - from Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King
- Sherlotta - Female ??? - from Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time [note: Female Yukes can do this mimic]
- Mira - Female Clavat - from Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord
- Bel Dat - Female Selkie - from Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord
- Layle - Male Clavat - from Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
Each DLC Mimic appearance is ¥370, or all eight can be purchased for ¥2,580.
There are also two DLC cosmetic weapon sets: one with a Moogle theme and a second Ancient Treasure set. These are priced at ¥490 separately or ¥860 combined. Prices and availability in other currencies have yet to be revealed.
Concept Art and PlayStation 4 Theme
Finally, Art Director Toshiyuki Itahana took to PlayStation Blog to detail his precise art creation process for the game while also sharing the limited PlayStation 4 Theme bonus given to pre-orders.