Inside Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition Developer Diary

Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition

Square Enix have released 20 minutes of discussion with the producer and art director of Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition. 

The video was recorded in 2018, but features discussions with producer Akitoshi Kawazu, and art director and character designer Toshiyuki Itahana on the development of the Remaster, and of the original game as well. We also hear music from the game throughout, and get a look at some of the new player character designs for the various races.

You can find the Inside Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition video below.

You can find the full rundown (via the game’s official website) below.


Long ago, a giant meteorite fell on the land, and deadly miasma blanketed the world.

Crystals keep the deadly miasma in check, but the crystals’ power is not eternal.

Young adventurers embark on a journey once a year seeking “drops of myrrh” to purify the crystals.

These are the chronicles of brave young adventurers who journey to protect their home.



FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition brings new features to make your adventure more memorable than ever:

  • HD Graphics
  • English voiceovers for the first time
  • Updated soundtrack with new recordings and additional tracks
  • New UI improvements and added mini-map
  • Plus, high-difficulty dungeons to explore after completing the main story

Online Multiplayer

In Online Multiplayer Mode, caravan with friends wherever they may be. Cross-platform support offered so that you can journey together across different hardware: on PlayStation4, Nintendo Switch, and even smartphone devices!

Cross-Platform Support

Players on separate platforms, whether it be PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, or even iOS and Android, can come together to enjoy online gameplay!

Accessible Adventure! Enjoyable with Anyone!

Supports save data transfer between platforms!

Freely transfer save data between platforms!

Freely select the platform of your choice and go beyond the boundaries of mobile and home console devices!

Experience the game on the platform that best matches your own play style.

Lite Version

FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition Lite will release alongside on PlayStation®4 , Nintendo Switch™, iOS, and Android mobile devices*!

This trial version will allow players to enjoy the first three dungeons of the game, take part in online cross-play in those dungeons, or join in with a player who has purchased the full game to play together in up to 13 dungeons- all for free.**

* For iOS and Android players, FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES is a free-to-download app which includes the same content and functionality as FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition Lite. Players can access the full game via an in-app purchase to provide the remaining story and gameplay content found in FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition on the Nintendo Switch™ system and the PlayStation®4.

** An active PlayStation®Plus subscription is required to play online for PlayStation®4 users and an active Nintendo Switch™ Online account is required to play online for Nintendo Switch™ users.

Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition will launch August 27th for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Android, and iOS. The Android and iOS release date may be subject to change.

Image: Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition official website

Ryan Pearson


Taking his first steps onto Route 1 and never stopping, Ryan has had a love of RPGs since a young age. Now he's learning to appreciate a wider pallet of genres and challenges.