• Aug. 8, 2023

Special Feature: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES

Today, August 8th, 2023, marks the 20th anniversary of FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES.

When the game was released for the Nintendo GameCube twenty years ago, its standout feature was the ability to use a Game Boy Advance as a controller to play with up to three other players. I'm sure many of you remember chatting with friends and family as you solved puzzles, fought enemies, and exchanged useful information.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES, we'd like to share a message from the series' producer, Akitoshi Kawazu, and an illustration from the series' art director, Toshiyuki Itahana!

It's the 20th anniversary of FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES. Personally, I feel regret for not being able to satisfy the fans who have been holding out hope for an all-new FFCC game. While there's so much I'd like to do, I just can't find the time to do it all. I know that the characters deserve to shine again, yet I've been unable to provide them with another adventure. They're eager to set out to discover the true meaning of the crystals' blessing, and much like those of us who were cooped up at home for the past few years, they could only gaze up at the skies above their respective towns, day after day. But new trials do await them—ones from which they will grow stronger. Please trust that one day, a brand-new chapter will be added to their adventure.

Akitoshi Kawazu

I'm thrilled to have the honor of drawing an illustration for the 20th anniversary of FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES. Many of these characters I hadn't drawn in so long that I couldn't help but feel like I was reuniting with old friends I hadn't seen in forever.

Art Director
Toshiyuki Itahana

FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition, a beautifully rendered version of FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES, is currently available! It features new elements including online multiplayer mode and cross-play, which allows players to transcend the boundaries of individual platforms and empowers them to explore an expansive world with their friends.