By Leah McDonald / June 25th, 2020
A new 9-minute gameplay trailer for Dreams Uncorporated and SYCK’s upcoming RPG Cris Tales shows off the game’s battles and exploration across past, present, and future.
The gameplay joins heroine Crisbelle’s party as their quest leads through the picturesque coastal kingdom of Saint Clarity, its surprisingly dangerous underbelly, and crystal-coated dungeons teeming with deadly beasts. Players can cleverly spread their influence across time to solve plights plaguing the town’s citizens and provide a better future for everyone in the breathtaking wider kingdom of Crystallis.
Cris Tales‘ story follows newly-awakened Time Mage Crisbell and her fantastical companions in a fantasy world facing a grim future. The powerful Time Empress and her forces threaten to bring about a cataclysm tearing apart Crystallis and the other four Kingdoms of the region. Players will need to traverse the kingdoms, recruiting allies to aid in the fight against the empress. As a Time Mage, Crisbell can send her friends into the past and future to create their own strategies in a one-of-a-kind combat system.
- A Love Letter to Classic JRPGs – Inspired by timeless JRPGs like Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI, Valkyrie Profile, and modern classics like Bravely Default and Persona 5, meet and recruit a unique cast of teammates, challenge myriad enemies, and make your way through an expansive world.
- Experience the Past, Present, and Future Simultaneously – Peer into and learn from the past, decide on actions in the present, and alter the course of the future in ways that will reshape the world dynamically depending on the choices you make.
- Master Strategic Turn-Based Combat – Warp your enemies into the past or future, synchronize attacks for enhanced group abilities, and master the timing of attack and defense to go beyond your party’s limits in combat.
- Uncover a Fascinating Story & Characters – The Empress’ plot to destroy the world is complex and layered. Use your wits and recruit powerful allies throughout the world to uncover and undo her multi-faceted web and make your way to the True Ending of this enchanting tale.
- Discover a Beautiful World – Climb aboard an airship or boat and traverse this beautifully hand-drawn 2D fairytale world. From the shining kingdom of Crystallis to the slums of Saint Clarity, discover each unique location and shape its future.
Cris Tales is scheduled for release on Nov. 17, 2020 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia.
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