A firm release date has finally been set for Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII in the UK. The game, which was released in the US in March, will be available here on June 20th (and not June 27th, as previously expected).
The latest Square Enix RPG – you can read our review of the US version here – is a more action-based adventure than some of the other games in the series and one that puts you in the shoes of a young solider called Zack.
The European version of the game differs slightly to the original Japanese and features additional challenges. As we reported a while back, a special edition of the game is also available here from selected online retailers as an incentive to pre-order. It comes with a hardback artwork book and slipcase and you can check it out over at Play.com, for instance.
"Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII is one of the most anticipated Final Fantasy releases of all times," John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix, said when he randomly encountered the press release. "Pushing the boundaries of the PSP hardware, it offers a truly fantastic gameplay experience to not only existing fans, but new ones as well."
So there you have it. Crisis Core is finally almost in Europe, and we get some fancy extras to thank us for our patience. Which almost makes us feel bad about whining that we've to wait the extra few months to get it. Almost.