The next Square-Enix WiiWare title “Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life As A Darklord” is now out in Europe for 1000 points (£7) with additional content costing more with Pay to Play scheme… A lot more.
Monsters have been forced into hiding in a tower by heroes and the “kind” Darklord Craydall offers to be sealed away into a crystal in exchange for their peace. Everything was peaceful until his rule is passed over to his daughter, Mira who wants to bring terror to the world. Before that, she will have to fend her tower off from the invading heroes…
Sounds like it blends in with the story in Life As A King, no?
Square-Enix has revealed they’ll be releasing their next Wii Ware title, “Final Fantasy Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord” for 1000 Wii Points this year – Slightly cheaper than their last. Japan will have it available in the Wii Shop this June.
Taking an excerpt from the official site…
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord puts you in the highly fashionable shoes of the Darklord’s daughter, a malevolent little Miss, charged with a dispatching intruding do-gooders by strategically placing traps and monsters around the tower she calls home.
It’s a real time strategy game with a devilish twist!
I’m actually reminded of Vanillaware’s “GrimGrimoire” which is also a real-time tower based game. After enjoying My Life as a King, I think I’ll be buying this too. Looks fun. I like the villainess’ costume design but what happened to the tonberry…
Since Nintendo lets players who buy and register their products to swap Star Points for Wii Points now, I finally decided to go download the 1500 points Wii Ware title, “Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles – My Life as a King“. The sim (yes, it’s not an RPG!) sounded like a very fun title and with Square-Enix behind its development, I was pretty sure it will be.
In case you don’t know, Wii Ware are small titles developed for the Nintendo Wii’s Shopping Channel where users can purchase Wii Points either directly through the internet or, go to a high street store to pick up a Wii Point Card. The “exchange rate” is £7 for 1000 Wii Points so as you can see, that just puts this Square-Enix title at around the £11 mark only.
Or if like me, you’ve been buying Nintendo products, you can exchange 4 Star Points for 1 Wii Point. You can get around 250 Star Points per game which works out to around 60 Wii Points but… Every little counts.