Role-playing fans have been waiting quite a while to finally get their hands on the completed version of Dream Uncorporated’s Cris Tales, so here’s a friendly reminder: We’re almost there! Cris Tales is launching on the 20th of this month for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S and X, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Even better, it will retail for only $39.99!
This gorgeously hand-drawn RPG has some of the most unique 2D visuals seen in the genre, which have been clearly inspired by the animation of Genndy Tartakovsky, perhaps most notable for his work in Samurai Jack. But its eye-catching aesthetic should meld well with its era-spanning story that sees main character Crisbell team up with multiple allies to journey through time to the past, present, and future to save the kingdom of Crystallis.
Battles in this time-traveling role-playing adventure are turn-based, but the ability to manipulate time comes into play here, too. Turning enemies into older or younger versions of themselves using time magic can turn out great or turn battles very ugly. If you make them decrepit, you might just be able to beat them senseless before they can so much as tickle you, but aging specific enemies may also make them significantly stronger and giving them one hell of an upper hand. It’s clear tons of time and effort was put into making combat here a one-of-a-kind experience, and that’s pretty damn exciting.
Cris Tales has been nominated for multiple awards, including Best Indie Game and Best RPG at E3 2019 and Gamescom 2020, respectively. So there’s almost no doubt that this unconventional RPG will make quite a splash later this month, and since it’ll be available on every major platform, you’ll have access to it regardless of where you play.