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Crystal Defenders Releases For PSN/XBLA In Japan

Well, it isn't exactly Final Fantasy XIII, but Square-Enix has finally limped into the new generation on the PlayStation 3 with Crystal Defenders.

Okay, so it's not a full game on Blu-Ray disc and it's not currently available in any region outside Japan. But according to Siliconera, this new downloadable title just hit the XBLA and PSN in Japan, which is good news considering that some people didn't even realize it would be released on Sony's Network. Crystal Defenders, a Final Fantasy-ish tower defense game, retails on the PSN for 900 yen (about $9.15), which is slightly cheaper than the 1,100 yen ($10) it costs on the Live Marketplace. However, just remember that Microsoft Points are more expensive overseas so if the title ever breaks Japanese borders, it will almost certainly have the same price tag in both downloadable locations. Technically, this is the very first Square-Enix title to arrive on the PlayStation 3, and while it has been nearly two and a half years since the system launched, at least it's a start. It's not as if Square-Enix hasn't been busy; they have...only not where the PS3 is concerned. We can always re-relish titles like Crisis Core, though!

We'll keep our eyes peeled for confirmation of a North American and European PSN/XBLA release for Crystal Defenders. When we get one, you Square-Enix-starved gamers out there may want to check it out.

3/11/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (26 posts)

Mornelithe
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 @ 11:01:03 AM
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No thanks, S-E can burn in hell. Let them enjoy their floundering revenue stream as they back the 360 in Japan.


Morne

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Troy Powers
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 @ 11:34:15 AM

I second that. Square-Enix can eat a fat one. I'll be playing Valkyria Chronicles.

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Club80
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 @ 11:04:25 AM
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Crystal Defenders is on XBLA (US) today. Let's hope the same holds true for PSN tomorrow!

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 @ 8:52:09 PM

I love Roger! :)

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isaya85
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 @ 11:52:46 AM
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I'll pass thanx anyway

PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

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kidgrid
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 @ 12:00:47 PM
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MEH

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Juanalf
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 @ 1:46:35 PM
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absolutely pass. Square-Enix should have only just released it to their new top platform,I am surprised SE haven't announce FF XIII and versus as 360 exclusives. wouldn't surprised me at all.

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nickolars
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 @ 1:59:10 PM
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i can download this game on my phone for 8 dollars! ha! see, square-enix still loves us..... it's an iphone, too. so it doesn't have anything to do with microshaft. maybe Square-Enix really is just trying to reach a broader audience.....anyway, has anyone played it? I can't decide whether I should get it or not.

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ps92117
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 @ 2:40:14 PM
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lol, k phone port, thats nice, lol, its a time exclusive for xbl. Yeah this is an amazing example of a company mocking their fans.

and I seeing better flash games lol.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 @ 4:25:03 PM

how is it a timed exclusive for xbl? xbl live updates on every wednesday, psn updates on thursday. the only way it would be an timed xbl exclusive is if it doesn't show up tomorrow on psn

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ps92117
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 @ 6:33:38 PM

yeah thats what I meant lol.

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Robochic
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 @ 3:03:12 PM
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Meh! dont' care.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 @ 4:19:16 PM
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Limped into the new generation, I love it. Oh yeah and they can choke on this.

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shoota
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 @ 4:25:49 PM
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Oh, neat. I do enjoy some tower defense but I don't see this being better than PJM.

It's kind of funny to see how many people seem to feel personally insulted that this (and other SE games) are not PS3 exclusive.

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ps92117
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 @ 6:35:24 PM

I feel insulted that it is on the ps3.

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bxshotboi
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 @ 7:49:35 PM
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@ps92117 insulted??? thats an understatment i think im fine with pixel junk monsters y go for sum tower defense game made by square enix after they disgracefully made star ocean 4 a f**kin 360 exclusive this is blasphamy!!!

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shoota
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 @ 11:55:03 PM

Square did this just to smite you.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 @ 8:53:56 PM
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I love reading all the hate knowing when FF13 does come out and is amazing you'll all be right back where SE wants you.

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Geobaldi
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 2:02:30 AM

Agreed. But that's been the case ever since multiple gaming systems have been around.

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RockZillaX
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 @ 9:00:22 PM
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Wow I dont understand why some people take it so personally that a software company has to push their product to other consoles and formats in order to survive.

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Alienange
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 @ 9:31:09 PM

Believe it. SE making 360 exclusives is a blunder on their part. The fans have spoken, and fans are the consumer.

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bxshotboi
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 @ 9:26:17 PM
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its not how i hate that they are tryin to increase their profit i just hate the fact that so many good titles have been 360 exclusive i would love to enjoy star ocean rite now if it was currently multi platform i certainly wouldnt mind having killzone 2 on the 360 for example becuase it would currently be on the ps3 as well the need to stop making so many exclusives for a system except for the few that have been exclusive to a companys' previous systems

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ceedot
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 3:49:03 AM
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The first square enix game on PS3? Thats pathetic.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 4:05:51 AM

I really am baffled at SE this generation, I haven't seen their decision to support the 360 over the PS3 benefiting them to the point of justifying it. They made a fortune on the PS1/PS2, the 360 is IMO a 1stperson shooter/PC type console and so I don't understand why SE thought it was a great idea to piss off their loyal fan base as well as Sony and make Average at best games for the 360.

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bxshotboi
Thursday, March 12, 2009 @ 12:57:53 PM
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@limited vertigo .....u are so dam rite ur awesome lol

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Bandit King
Friday, March 13, 2009 @ 1:06:37 PM
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Well I guess we can mark this one as 360 exclusive for NA. It's out on Live and not even a mention about the PS3 version on the S-E press release. This really sucks, I have a 360 but when it comes to DLC buying it on my PS3 makes more sense (as I share it with my bro). Looks like Crystal Defenders along with Outrun Arcade are NA XBLA exclusives.

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