Here's a new Japanese trailer for The Crystal Bearers that shows off the stuff you can do with Layle's telekinetic powers.
It seems you can use the attacks of enemies you capture...
Good simple trailer,
Here's some more details from the Nintendo Power article, quoted from this site.
"The gameplay hook revolves around lead character Layle being telekinetic. Using the Remote as a pointer, you can pick up items (and people) in the gameworld and toss them around. Layle is actually largely free of weapons, since he can pick up pretty anything and throw it. The telekinetic controls are used for exploration and in combat. NP also suggests the game has no RPG elements that you would expect of a Final Fantasy game. No spells, no inventory, and only a minimum of equipment slots. The development team is aiming for a solid action-adventure title with the depth and backstory of a RPG.
Motion controls are also used in light gun sequences and to pilot an airship. Itahana name-checks snowboarding, dancing and farming as additional waggle-action. It seems sort of minigamish to me, but I would expect that the traditionally heavy Final Fantasy story and free-roaming exploration will add much gravitas to all the shooting gallery dancing harvesttime snowboarding bits. FFCC:tCB does not use Wii MotionPlus, because the game does “not require heightened sensitivity.”
I guess the farming mini game got in because the Clavat's (like Layle) are the farmers of the world.
Last Edit: Aug 10, 2009 0:24:29 GMT -5 by Da Robot
Keiss - opportunistic Selkie always on the lookout for a money-making proposition Cid - former chief engineer of the kingdom - when you grab enemies, you cause use their powers (grab archer, fire arrows) - Use Layle's power to pull treasure chests to you, flip levers, etc. - use/throw items at enemies - status screen shows attack, defend, luck, focus and target range stats - 3 types of accessories: rings, earrings, and amulets - side activities: dancing, helping harvest crops at a farm, snowboarding and more - Alfitaria, the Yuke home is now underground ruins - you'll also visit the Industrial city of Bridgetwon - gain more freedom to explore the game's world as you get deeper into the story - the developers of the game were surprised by an in-game action they saw: a scarecrow turned a cow into steak meat for trampling crops
So, this game uses the Final Fantasy "Cid" motif. My Life as a King kind of did, too, but that was more like an in-joke.
And it's always interesting when the developers are surprised by their own game.
Cid image from NeoGAF which originally came from the Japanese TCB website. (He's a Lility)
And here's some footage from Gamescon in Germany, not that new unfortunately, but there are some strange red chucks on the cruise ship though, dragon flesh perharps?
Also english subtitle translation below.
0:05 let me handle it 0:56 click!very nice! 1:01 has somebody...? 1:04 hey you! what are you doing here? 1:07 hm? well, i take pictures! I am a photographer. 1:12 photographer have not been invited on this flight. 1:15 ohh.. 1:20 the troubles don't end. who are you? 1:24 the bodyguard. you called me. 1:35 who knows what's next? 1:39 i will boost things a little bit. 1:45 a crystal bearer.. 2:02 a Yuke!? impossible! 2:14 a crystal? 2:47 that's what i suspected! 2:50 it went through..?
Last Edit: Aug 29, 2009 21:31:34 GMT -5 by Da Robot
It's just a collection of character/enemy art, images, screenshots and logos. Nothing we haven't seen before.
Still, I always wondered why there isn't a Crystal Chronicles fan site. There are Final Fantasy fan sites that have a little coverage of the CC universe, but nothing dedicated. Maybe this will encourage someone to make one.
Post by Nester the Lark on Sept 14, 2009 11:48:34 GMT -5
Interesting. I've been wondering if The Crystal Bearers was supposed to make it out in North America this year or early next year. Looks like it might be close.
Also, the official Japanese site has been updated with some new wallpapers and one new character profile for someone (a selkie, maybe?) named Vygari. Don't think we've seen too much of him in the trailers.
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