Cris Tales is sure to have been on JRPG fans’ radars for some time with its sumptuous-looking mashup of stylish, hand-drawn 2D art and classic design. And after a delay toward the end of last year, they will also have been eagerly awaiting its revised release date. Well, today it’s finally been (re)set in stone.
Cris Tales will launch across PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, and PC platforms this summer, July 21. There’s a demo available for those who want to try before they buy, too.
Heavily inspired by turn-based JRPGS such as Chrono Trigger, Cris Tales tasks players with meeting and recruiting a colorful cast of supporting characters as they adventure across an expansive world and defeat a myriad of challenging enemies.
Twinfinite previewed Cris Tales back in June of 2020 and was thoroughly impressed, with our at-the-time features editor Greysun Morales commenting:
“I really enjoyed my time with Cris Tales and the game certainly seems impressive and I’m hopeful for its future. It absolutely wears its JRPG inspirations on its sleeve but it does just enough to make it stand out from the crowd. The gameplay is exciting and super unique, the environments are gorgeous, and the sidequests are actually meaningful.”
While the new release date is the big takeaway from today’s trailer, it also offers a full overview of the game’s features and story. Check it out below.