Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition does not support local offline multiplayer
Square Enix has confirmed that Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition does not support local offline co-operative gameplay, and the game's multiplayer capability will be online only. A tweet on the game's official Japanese Twitter account states that this is due to development issues.
Here's our translation of the tweet in full:
We've also introduced in the official live stream, among others, that this game does not support Offline Multiplayer. Due to development circumstances, we had to make a choice between Offline and Online. And in order to have even more people play it, this time we chose Online Multiplayer.
Square Enix has been coy about local multiplayer in the Remastered Edition for a while now, avoiding mentioning offline support in official materials, so this confirmation may not come as a surprise to some. Local multiplayer was the central component to the original release, though it required connecting GameBoy Advance units via link cables for each player.
Square Enix recently revealed a free-to-play lite version of Crystal Chronicles Remastered, where players can then join a party and play through 13 dungeons in the game, as long as the session host owns the full game. However, it is important to note that in order to play the game online on either PlayStation 4 or Nintendo Switch, you also need to be subscribed to PlayStation Plus or Nintendo Switch Online.
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition is set to release on August 27 for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices. In case you missed it, you can check out information and screenshots on characters, locations, player customization, and more.