Cris Tales releasing on November 17 for Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia - PS5 and Xbox Series X versions also planned
Modus Games and Dreams Uncorporated announced during today's PC Gaming Show that JRPG love letter Cris Tales will release on November 17 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia. Alongside the release date announcement, we also learned that both Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X versions are planned for next-gen releases.
The Steam demo for Cris Tales has also been updated to include a new Colosseum mode, where Wilhelm joins the party for eight progressively harder battles leading to a mini-boss fight, giving a further glimpse at the mode found in the full game.
Announced during the same PC Gaming Show a year ago during E3 2019, Cris Tales was both a surprise and an immediate highlight of the show for our site, and impressed due to both a strong visual identity and neat gameplay hook based on time manipulation. Some new gameplay was also shared earlier this year showcasing both field and combat footage.
Modus Games also provided a glimpse at the title's opening cinematic, showing off the distinctive animation and artstyle:
A gorgeous new key artwork for the title was also shared:
Lastly, here are some details from Modus Games:
To stop the Time Empress and rewrite the future of the land, you will embark on a harrowing journey across the kingdoms, meeting and recruiting powerful allies to aid in the fight. Master their abilities and Crisbell’s unique Time Magic to overcome mighty foes: send them into the past to face their weaker, younger selves; to the future where they’ve succumbed to all the damage of a poison applied in the present; or create your own strategies in this one-of-a-kind combat system. Your choices in this world will have far-reaching consequences for everyone you meet. Peer into the past, act in the present, and watch as your choices dynamically change the future -- all on one screen as you play!
⦁ 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.