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Crystal Defenders

Android release for Final Fantasy Tactics spin-off.

London (3 rd February 2011) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces CRYSTAL DEFENDERS®, which has received global acclaim on several platforms, is available now for Android™.

Featuring jobs and locations from the popular FINAL FANTASY® TACTICS® series, this tower defence game requires players to deploy units strategically to fend off encroaching enemy hordes and prevent them from stealing their parties’ crystals. The first game in the series, Crystal Guardians™, was released in Japan for mobile phones in January 2008. In December of the same year, iPhone® 3G, iPod touch® and iPod® versions were released under the new name, CRYSTAL DEFENDERS.  It proved so popular that versions have also been released on the iPad, WiiWare™ service, Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®Network.

CRYSTAL DEFENDERS is simple and easy to learn – monsters will enter an area and march through it until they are defeated or reach an exit and steal one or more crystals. It is up to the player to decide – by pausing the action at crucial moments – when and where to deploy various jobs such as Black Mages or Soldiers to defend the parties’ crystals. Factors such as map terrain, monster strengths and weaknesses, job attributes and more play a crucial role in determining what steps a player should take.

CRYSTAL DEFENDERS for Android has two versions: W1, an introduction of the game, and W2, in which players can utilise the Power Crystal feature to play more strategically.



In a land ruled by might and magic, peace is ensured by the benevolent power of the crystals. When a young moogle charged with guarding these crystals learns of an evil presence gathering on the horizon, he calls upon heroes from the far corners of the realm to join forces and stand against this new threat.

Wielders of blade and bow, keepers of arts arcane, unite! As darkness draws nigh, only you can protect the light that binds us. The fate of Ivalice lies in the hands of...the Crystal Defenders!

Adam Phillips / UK PR Executive

Square Enix UK

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