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Chocobo Tales Heads to Europe in May

by Daniel Bloodworth - March 9, 2007, 11:41 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: Press Release

Get ready to play indisputably cute mini-games over Wi-Fi.

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales Announced For Europe

London (9th March 2007) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces FINAL FANTASY® FABLES: CHOCOBO TALES (CHOCOBO TALES) will be released end of May 2007 across all PAL territories on the Nintendo DS™.

CHOCOBO TALES is a magical adventure for all ages that takes place in a fun and enchanting world filled with loveable characters from the FINAL FANTASY series. Players will challenge over 40 minigames and microgames as they embark on a journey to rescue their lost friends and restore peace to the land. Featuring innovative stylus and Touch Screen functionality, CHOCOBO TALES looks set to be one of the most enjoyable and impressive Nintendo DS titles of the year.

John Yamamoto, President and CEO of Square Enix Ltd. comments, “CHOCOBO TALES really does contain something for everybody. Fans of FINAL FANTASY both old and new will love the colourful cast of characters and fun minigames. With adventure, puzzles, multiplayer and the impressive Pop-Up Duel Card Battles there is something for everybody in the game."

Executive Producer Shinji Hashimoto also comments by saying, "The chocobos and all their friends are going to explode onto the Nintendo DS. Since the game contains references to the series going back as far as FINAL FANTASY, I am confident that fans of both FINAL FANTASY and Nintendo alike will enjoy this exciting title."

About FINAL FANTASY FABLES: CHOCOBO TALES

-The Story-

Once upon a time there was a small, peaceful island protected by the crystals of fire, earth, water and light. On this island lived a white mage named Shirma, a black mage named Croma and a farm full of cheerful chocobos.

Just when it looked like everybody was going to live happily ever after, Croma bought back a mysterious book from his latest journey. Without thinking twice, he opened the dark tome and inadvertently invited misfortune upon the island. Every nearby chocobo was sucked into the magical pages of the wicked book.

Unbeknownst to all, Darkmaster Bebuzzu, who had once laid waste to nearly the entire world, had been sealed inside the pages of the book. Luckily for the good guys, his strength was not fully restored… at least, not yet.

You will take the role of an unlikely hero, a chocobo, who must rescue his friends while stopping Darkmaster Bebuzzu from regaining his lexicon of devastating powers.

-Features-

  • Set off on a magical adventure to rescue your friends who are trapped inside picture books while trying to stop Bebuzzu from regaining his power!
  • Multiplayer – Use DS Wireless Communications to challenge friends to pop-up duels or play minigames. You can also participate in pop-up duels with players all over the world via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection!
  • Over 40 fun and challenging mini and micro games
  • Pop-Up Duel – Battle fearsome opponents! Gather over 100 unique battle cards and customize your deck by playing minigames or finding them on the map!
  • Meet and interact with popular characters from the FINAL FANTASY series

Talkback

Caffeinated CheeseMarch 09, 2007

You know, I don't recall the term "microgames" ever being used until after Wario Ware. Now it's an industry buzz word. That's a bit of a surprise, at least, to me.

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