Wasn’t I just recently bemoaning my sad fate if the most recent entry in the Chocobo’s Dungeon series didn’t make it to the US? I choose to believe that Square heard my desperate plea, rather than the more likely explanation that the announcement of the US release of this title just happened to coincide with my recent post about it. After all, Square knows how to work their fans. Consider me worked, dammit.
The official press release confirms the game for a July 8th release at a price of $39.99. Just to remind you in case you forgot in the lapse between the Japanese release of this game and now: FFF Chocobo’s Dungeon is a Wii title which sends Choco and the ubiquitous Cid to a town where people are losing their memories. It’s also the game responsible for those character class Chocobo plushes, which sent many a fanboy and girl howling in search of their highest-limit credit cards. I can vouch for their awesomeness, however, as the full set is staring me down from the bookcase as I type this.
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[Header pic by Rio McCarthy, Thanks Jonathan]
Uncover Lost Memories with FINAL FANTASY FABLES: Chocobo’s Dungeon
Square Enix logo. (PRNewsFoto)
LOS ANGELES, CA USA
The Iconic FINAL FANTASY Mascot makes its Wii(TM) Debut on July 8, 2008
LOS ANGELES, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Square Enix, Inc., the publisher
of Square Enix(TM) interactive entertainment products in North America,
announced today that it will launch FINAL FANTASY(R) FABLES: Chocobo's
Dungeon(R) for the North American market on July 8, 2008. Coming
exclusively to Wii, the game brings a loveable cast featuring Chocobo and
his friends to the next-generation platform for the first time.
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Veteran character designer Toshiyuki Itahana delivers a uniquely
compelling visual world in which a cast of beloved FINAL FANTASY characters
leads players through an immersive storyline. With a carefully crafted
narrative and a grand mystery to unravel, FINAL FANTASY FABLES: Chocobo's
Dungeon will captivate gamers looking for a multifaceted RPG experience.
Players of all skill levels will appreciate everything this game has to
offer, from the intuitive Wii controls and adorable characters, to the
intricate story and versatile job system. Chocobo, a FINAL FANTASY fan
favorite, takes on trademark job classes from the franchise such as black
mage, knight, and scholar. Players can unlock more jobs as they progress
through the game. The ever-changing dungeons and unexpected twists and
turns offer hours of engrossing gameplay as players explore the newest
adventure in one of the world's most popular RPG franchises.
Chocobo and Cid, FINAL FANTASY mainstays-turned-treasure hunters, are
magically transported to a mysterious town whose people's memories are lost
with each bell toll of the clocktower. One day, a strange boy named
Raffaello arrives and creates dungeons of memories to help the townspeople
remember who they are. Now it's up to Chocobo to journey through the
dungeons and retrieve everyone's memories!
* A charming, vibrant game world coupled with an engaging storyline and
challenging turn-based battles to create a fun and entertaining RPG
* A compelling gaming experience utilizing a variety of classic FINAL
FANTASY job classes such as the knight, black mage and white mage to aid
Chocobo in his fight against evil
* Character designer Toshiyuki Itahana, from the FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL
CHRONICLES(R) series and FINAL FANTASY FABLES: Chocobo Tales(R), lends
his trademark art style
* Duel against friends via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in addictive card
battles featuring popular FINAL FANTASY creatures in a unique 3D pop-up
* Collect hidden letters throughout the adventure and form special phrases
to unlock secret dungeons and job classes
* The signature Mog House offers arcade-style mini-games that can be
played with intuitive Wii Remote controls
FINAL FANTASY FABLES: Chocobo's Dungeon has not yet been rated. Please
visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board website at https://www.esrb.org for
more information about ratings. FINAL FANTASY FABLES: Chocobo's Dungeon
will be available in North American retailers for the suggested retail
price of $39.99 (USD). The official website can be found at
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FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 80 million units worldwide, and DRAGON
QUEST(R), which has sold over 43 million units worldwide -- under one roof.
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