Remastered Edition makes it difficult for everyone to play online no matter where they live. But the situation appears to be much worse for those in Australian and New Zealand. For any reason, Australian and New Zealanders are unable to get into online games for Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Remastered Edition. If the countries can manage to hop in on a game, it disconnects just a few seconds later. But this is not an issue specific to the Switch, either. It looks as if to be impacting all versions of the game.
FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES REMASTERED EDITION MULTIPLAYER IS REGION-LOCKED
Due to the phrasing, it’s currently not clear whether this region-locking is specific to multiplayer as a whole. Or exclusive to the matchmaking system. if the latter is true playing with faraway will be possible friends through the invite system may not have the same restrictions.
The same section of this page also notes how players will obviously need a paid subscription to Nintendo Switch Online or PlayStation Plus. And if they wish to participate in online multiplayer:
Online multiplayer mode needs an internet connection and either: Nintendo Switch. That is free registration to a Nintendo account and a paid subscription to the “Nintendo Switch Online” service. Or PlayStation 4 – free registration to PlayStation Network and a paid subscription to PlayStation Plus.
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles first released 16 years ago on the Nintendo GameCube. It was especially noteworthy due to it being the first game to release on a Nintendo system since Final Fantasy VI back in 1994. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles took on an identity of its own that hasn’t been repeated to date creating a love or hate situation. In the world of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, a deadly miasma plague the world that has spread across the world. Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 players will be able to grab Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Lite when the game launches on Aug. 27. It allows players to complete the first three dungeons in single-player, and up to 13 dungeons in multiplayer. This is because long as someone, who owns the full game, host the session. Lite version players will also not have access to any of the new post-game dungeons
The US region has released the game for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 as of midnight EST, August 27th. Players in areas closer to the west of the International Date Line, such as Japan, Australia, and New Zealand will likely be able to start playing the game earlier than those in other countries.
RELEASE DATE AND PRICE
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is set to be released digitally on August 27, 2020.
The PlayStation 4 version is available to pre-order on the PlayStation Store starting July 30, 2020. Pre-orders also come with an exclusive theme. For the mobile versions, iOS and Android. It is also set to be released on August 27, 2020, with the disclaimer that the release timing is subject to change.