Restrained: Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition has region-locked multiplayer

Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles

It’s almost time for a popular Final Fantasy game to make its way to Switch. No, not Final Fantasy VII Remake. I’m talking about the beloved GameCube game, Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles. Reborn as Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition, the title is launching worldwide on August 27. However, the co-op RPG has some caveats. Its online multiplayer has region-lock and gamers need a Nintendo Switch Online subscription to play with others.

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As the website Siliconera reported, Crystal Chronicles‘ webpage states the following:

In online multiplayer mode, a player will only be matched with others in the region specific to player’s software.

For a game launching worldwide, you’d think you’d be able to play with fellow mages in other territories. Alas, this is not the case. At least cross-play is supported.

In less surprising news, you need to pony up some dough to game on the interwebs:

Online multiplayer mode requires an internet connection and either:

Nintendo Switch – free registration to a Nintendo account and a paid subscription to “Nintendo Switch Online” service.

Most Switch games require a subscription for online play, so this isn’t a big deal. Also, Nintendo’s pricing plans are significantly less than Sony’s for the same experience. Might as well pick up the adventure on the hybrid console.

Enthusiasts, does any of this information have an impact on your purchasing Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition? Let us know below.

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Arthur Damian
Arthur Damian is a writer, editor, educator, and lover of video games. Based and living in Brooklyn, NY, he has been gaming since the age of five, from the NES to the Nintendo Switch. His favorite system is the SNES, his favorite game is Chrono Trigger, and you cannot convince him otherwise. He loves dogs, rainbow cookies, Spider-Man, and songs with intricate drum patterns. Arthur is also the Editor-in-Chief at That VideoGame Blog.