Wish to experience the past, present, and future simultaneously? The gorgeous indie love letter to classic JRPGs that is Cris Tales has just been announced for Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Coming from the indie publisher Modus Games along with developers Dreams Uncorporated and SYCK, Cris Tales is a breathtakingly lush RPG following a heroine’s quest through past and future visions of her world to curb a merciless Empress’ rule and prevent a cataclysm. And if that sounds like your bag then you can explore its vibrant universe firsthand via the playable debut demo that is available now until June 24th on Steam. As you may expect, E3 attendees can see an expanded look at the game in person by visiting Modus in the South Hall at booth #2513.
Cris Tales’ combat calls for a calculated strategy as players guide protagonist Crisbell and her allies through turn-based battles where a unique time magic mechanic can alter her foes’ timelines. Attributes and advantages change depending on an enemy’s placement in time, making each encounter an engaging dance of coordinating team strikes, defense possibilities, and warping timetables.
Crisbell’s journey leads her through a fantastical and exquisitely detailed world where she’ll meet incredible allies and witness stunning vistas across five varied regions, like the pristine towers of the kingdom of Crystallis and the grimy slums of Saint Clarity. Her party’s actions leave a profound influence across time in and out of battle, meaningfully impacting gameplay. Witness the results of your choices in real time through traditionally animated graphics and experience a branching ending while braving a visually dynamic land in need of saving.
It seems like Modus Games have got a busy few months ahead of them with multiple releases lined up like Bear With Me, Lost Words and more, but should all go to plan Cris Tales is scheduled to release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC in 2020. We’ll keep you up-to-date with the progress but for now you could do a ton worse than check out the trailer below.