Square-Enix has released new information regarding Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates. This news comes after a series of screenshots shown several days ago.
The game's plot follows the story of twin protagonists Yuri and Chierinka. While four races occupy this installment on the series, none have been specifically mentioned. Family and fraternal love play a major role in the game's story, but crystals are no longer a significant theme. Like its predecessor, all of the battles in Ring of Fates are action-oriented, with graphics rendered in full 3D. The level of terrain and position of the characters will affect camera orientation, but the player's view is most often a zoomed-out overhead perspective reminiscent of The Legend of Zelda series. In addition to battle skills like "attack" and "magic," players can now utilize a "jump" command, although details surrounding this remain unclear.
Mitsuru Kamiyama, who worked previously on Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles for the Gamecube, returns to direct the DS incarnation, and Toshiyuki Itahana returns as character designer. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates has no scheduled release date, but is currently 60% complete and will be released for the DS alongside Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Crystal Bearers for the Nintendo Wii.