Post by Nester the Lark on Nov 12, 2008 20:03:51 GMT -5
^ I'm not surprised, but still just a little disappointed. It was supposed to be a big budget, high profile, single-player-oriented action RPG, and there aren't too many of those on the Wii. I expect it would've had high production values, and we don't see enough of that on the Wii, either.
Anyway, I'm still waiting for a North American release announcement for Echoes of Time. Then again, I haven't played Ring of Fates yet.
EDIT: 1up.com has an article up explaining how the online gameplay works.
Apparently, you can join or create a multiplayer game at any save point in the game. Chat is handled via either an on-screen keyboard or preset sentence balloons that are context sensitive.
Square-Enix's promotion of the Pollux Engine for this game makes me wonder if they plan on using it a lot for future games.
Post by Nester the Lark on Nov 13, 2008 20:22:25 GMT -5
...And a big sigh of relief all around!
It's a good sign if Square Enix is going out of its way to crush rumors of cancellation. Yet, it's been so long since we've heard anything new about the game. I wonder if we'll be lucky enough to get a screenshot or two.
EDIT: No screenshots, but rather an official statement denying the cancellation of the game has recently been released. (Didn't they already do that?)
“While much of EGM’s ‘Rumor Mill’ contents end up being accurate, in this case the report is incorrect.
We have never announced that Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers has been cancelled and have every intention of releasing it. There may be some concerns as a firm ship date has not been set but rest assured there will be an announcement once we finalize the date internally.
Although there are many Square Enix related rumors out there that we do not comment on, due to the feedback from the readers, we felt it was necessary to provide a statement to alleviate the worries of those who are looking forward to the game. The fan base that the Final Fantasy series has is appreciated by everyone at Square Enix (not only the developers) so we hope this statement will prevent any further spreading of the rumor.
We apologize for any unnecessary distress this rumor may have caused and hope the fans of the series can again look forward to the upcoming release of Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers.” - Square-Enix statement
Post by Nester the Lark on Dec 10, 2008 18:06:36 GMT -5
Double post! 2-hit combo!
According to Siliconera, Echoes of Time will use preset canned phrases in order to overcome the language barriers in its worldwide online play. You can also type in your own custom phrases, but those will not be translated. So, it sounds like communication in this game may be somewhat limited.
Post by Nester the Lark on Dec 17, 2008 18:23:58 GMT -5
Here's another video, fulfilling our weekly dose of Crystal Chronicles. It doesn't seem to show anything too exciting, but then it's in Japanese, so I can't tell what's supposed to be remarkable about it. It might be full of spoilers for all I know.
I don't mind the maid outfits, but they certainly look unusual on a Yuke.
I wonder when they plan on updating the North American blog with all this stuff. Especially since they announced release windows for North America and Europe.