March 24, 2009


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

LOS ANGELES (March 24, 2009) — 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.


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...


  • 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). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board website at for more information about ratings. 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

    About Square Enix Co., Ltd. and Square Enix, Inc.

    Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, develops, publishes and distributes entertainment content including interactive entertainment software and publications in Asia, North America and Europe. Square Enix brings two of Japan's best-selling franchises – FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 85 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 47 million units worldwide – under one roof. Square Enix is one of the most influential providers of digital entertainment content in the world and continues to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation.

    Square Enix, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. with offices in Los Angeles, California. It handles operations in North America, including development, localization, marketing and publishing of Square Enix titles. More information on Square Enix can be found on the Internet at

    DRAGON QUEST, FINAL FANTASY, SQUARE ENIX and the SQUARE ENIX logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. CRYSTAL CHRONICLES, ECHOES OF TIME and RING OF FATES are registered trademarks or trademarks of Square Enix Co., Ltd. Wii and Nintendo DS are trademarks of Nintendo. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.