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Square Enix has shared an Inside Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition video, in which the original developers to reflect on the action role-playing game’s creation.

That sees producer Akitoshi Kawazu and art director and character designer Toshiyuki Itahana share insight and anecdotes about the inspirations and challenges that they were faced with, as well as with its return on Nintendo Switch.

The action role-playing game tells the tale of a world that has become covered in a poisonous miasma, with its people coming to rely on a crystal to stay alive.

That sees your adventure follow a young group, called the Crystal Caravans, as they set out on a journey to search for myrrh – a precious and rare liquid needed to cleanse and maintain the crystal.

The game was released on GameCube way back in 2003 and marked the first time that the series – but, admittedly a spin-off – had appeared on a Nintendo home console since Final Fantasy VI on SNES in 1994.

You can team up with up to four players in online multiplayer, and with new areas to explore inside dungeons, those that played the original game will still come across surprises.

This remastered version will introduce a new Mimic feature, that lets you take the form of characters that you meet on your journey. Whether collecting stamps, visiting Moogle Houses or conquering dungeons, you will receive unique crystals that will let you change your appearance.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition is now available on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide.

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Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.