My Life as a Darklord hits WiiWare this Friday

Although I loved the look of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King, I found I was never able to get into it the way I wished I could have. Maybe I’ll have that chance again now that Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord is finally coming out. The game will be available starting July 17th, and puts you in the shoes of Mira, daughter of the Darklord and the gal responsible for keeping goody two shoes heroes out of her tower.

The game will cost 1000 Wii points and is considered a real-time strategy title. You can see of a few gameplay screens in the gallery. I’m a sucker for both tower defense and cutesy evil, so i have a feeling I may be spending a few hours with this one after it comes out. Look interesting to you, or not your thing?



London (15th July 2009) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix� interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that FINAL FANTASY® CRYSTAL CHRONICLES®: My Life as a Darklord™ will be available exclusively for WiiWare™ on July 17th, 2009.

FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a Darklord turns the tables on players by challenging them to take on the role of the villain. As the daughter of the newly appointed Darklord, with a mission to take over the world, players must strategically place monsters and traps inside their tower to ward off invading adventurers. With this follow-up to the kingdom-building simulation FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a King®, Wii™ users can now enjoy the FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES world from an entirely new point of view!

Larry Sparks, Vice President Brands PAL Region of Square Enix Ltd. comments, “The CRYSTAL CHRONICLES universe keeps growing and bringing innovative gaming experiences for everyone. FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a Darklord is a real time strategy game that offers players a new take on the CRYSTAL CHRONICLES universe. We hope for this brand new and engaging WiiWare title to be enjoyed by Wii owners of all ages.”



Introducing a new hero – or should that be villainess? The daughter of the Darklord!
Set fiendish traps for any adventurer foolish enough to cross you, and then send in your monstrous minions to finish the job!

Stop protecting the world as a goody-two-shoes king and start conquering it as a bad-to the-bone Darklord! Sure, there are legions of annoying adventurers determined to stop you, but as any self-respecting arch-villain would agree, swatting them is the best bit!


    * Dynamic defensive gameplay – players rush to fortify their tower before it falls!
    * Darklord uses the setting and characters of the FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES series to add rich flavour to the relatively simple gameplay.
    * An abundance of audio and visuals stir up an intense, almost comical level of excitement for players.
    * Built around a basis of obtaining even more powerful Artifacts and Monsters in order to clear increasingly difficult stages.
    * The world map opens as players progress through the stages with various side quests being important for maximum completion.
    * Major downloadable content which adds to the replay values includes:
      – Artifacts
      – Defensive Monsters
      – Costumes for the Darklord’s daughter
      – New maps (new stages)

      About Square Enix Co., Ltd.
      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 50 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.

      About Square Enix Ltd.
      Square Enix Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. with offices in London, Square Enix Ltd. handles operations in Europe and other PAL territories including sales, marketing and publishing of Square Enix titles. More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found on the Internet at

      DRAGON QUEST, FINAL FANTASY, SQUARE ENIX and the SQUARE ENIX logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. in the United Kingdom and/or other countries. CRYSTAL CHRONICLES, MY LIFE AS A DARKLORD, the MY LIFE AS A DARKLORD logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Square Enix Co., Ltd., in the United Kingdom and /or other countries. Nintendo trademarks used under license. WiiWare is available only through the Wii console. Wii is a trademark of Nintendo. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

      Square Enix Limited is a company registered in England & Wales under the number 3679704 whose registered office is Castle House, 37-45 Paul Street, London EC2A 4LS

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