Exciting news abounds for ‘Crystal Defenders’ players – Android will be their newest platform for battle. Imagine being able to guard the crystals that guarantee peace in your land, wherever you happen to be! You have the power to take the battle on the go – protecting the realm from the evil invading forces is now at your fingertips.

‘Crystal Defenders’ for Android has two versions: W1, an introduction of the game, and W2, in which players can utilize the Power Crystal feature to play more strategically.

Featuring jobs and locations from the popular ‘FINAL FANTASY® TACTICS®’ series, this tower defense game requires players to deploy units strategically to fend off encroaching enemy hordes and prevent them from stealing their parties’ crystals.

‘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.

While this isn’t the first release on a mobile network, Android users might find it most exciting. 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’. This game’s popularity has soared to such high levels that versions have also been released on the iPad, WiiWare™ service, Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360 and more. Now Android owners can enjoy their favorite game at their fingertips wherever they happen to be.

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!

Android owners can find ‘Crystal Defenders’ available for purchase in the Android Market.