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Time To Explore Dungeons With A Chocobo

Posted by Aaron Barnett on July 8, 2008

Square-Enix has released their newest Wii game, Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon, and it’s shipping to retailers today. It’s basically a roguelike, so if you like Shiren, Baroque, Izuna, and other titles that are in that genre, you should probably check it out. I know I will. The press release and some videos are after the break.

Los Angeles ( July 8, 2008 )
Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix™ interactive entertainment products in North America, announced that FINAL FANTASY® FABLES: Chocobo’s Dungeon®, has shipped to retailers across North America today.

The adorable cast of characters, including Chocobo and his friends, comes exclusively on Wii™. Players will unlock the secrets of a mysterious tale by following Chocobo through a multifaceted dungeon-style RPG using the intuitive Wii controls.

A fantastical and unique visual world is brought to the screen by renowned character designer Toshiyuki Itahana, whose most recent work includes the character designs for FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES®: Ring of Fates®. The stunning artwork complements the intricate storyline and will immerse players in an adventure filled with unexpected twists and turns.

ROMANTIC PHRASES

Collect secret phrases to exchange for in-game rewards! Keep an eye out for FINAL FANTASY FABLES: Chocobo’s Dungeon codes on the official website, magazine ads and online features to unlock hidden items and more for the adorable Chocobo. For starters, take the phrase “Dragon Crest” and follow the guidelines on the official website to obtain a rare card for the game’s 3D pop-up card battles!

STORY

Chocobo and Cid, FINAL FANTASY mainstays-turned-treasure hunters, are magically transported to a mysterious town whose people’s memories are lost with each bell toll of the clocktower. One day, a strange boy named Raffaello arrives and creates dungeons of memories to help the townspeople remember who they are. Now it’s up to Chocobo to journey through the dungeons and retrieve everyone’s memories!

FEATURES

# A charming, vibrant game world coupled with an engaging storyline and challenging turn-based battles to create a fun and entertaining RPG environment
# A compelling gaming experience utilizing a variety of classic FINAL FANTASY jobs such as the knight, black mage and white mage to aid Chocobo in his fight against evil
# Character designer Toshiyuki Itahana, from the FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES series and FINAL FANTASY FABLES: Chocobo Tales™, lends his charming art style
# Duel against friends via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in addictive card battles featuring popular FINAL FANTASY creatures in a unique 3D pop-up book style
# Collect hidden letters throughout the adventure and form special phrases to unlock secret dungeons and jobs
# The signature Mog House offers arcade-style mini-games that can be played with intuitive Wii Remote controls

FINAL FANTASY FABLES: Chocobo’s Dungeon is rated E 10+ (Everyone 10 and older). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board website at http://www.esrb.org for more information about ratings. FINAL FANTASY FABLES: Chocobo’s Dungeon is available in North American retailers for the suggested retail price of $39.99 (USD). The official website can be found at http://na.square-enix.com/fffcd.

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