Although some reviews were not complimentary, it has become popular and currently has a multitude of dedicated players.
On November 10, 2016, Square Enix announced that Guardian Cross would end it's services and shut down as of January 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. (PST), due to "difficulty in offering satisfactory to the players". At this point in time the player population was in great decline, likely further motivating Square Enix's decision.
On September 9, 2016, Guardian Codex was announced , to be the spiritual successor of Guardian Cross, primarily using many of the characters (Guardians) that made their first appearance in Guardian Cross. Guardian Codex ended service and shut down July 30, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (PST).
The player must capture creatures to form a deck of cards they use to battle other players. Battles are turn-based matches, while capturing creatures is a first person shooter minigame. Many Final Fantasy themed cards are featured.
- Executive Producer: Takashi Tokita
- Producer: Shinichi Tatsuke
- Original Concept & Base Story: Hiroyuki Ito
- Scenario Writer: Yuri Tsuchiya
- Character Design: Akira Oguro
- Card Art Director: Ryoma Ito
- Music Composer: Naoshi Mizuta