The Colombian developers at Dreams Uncorporated and SYCK call Cris Tales a “love letter to classic JRPGs”. Players take on the role of a newly awakened Time Mage Crisbell, who must prevent the Empress from bringing about a cataclysm that would destroy the four Kingdoms of the region. Crisbell embarks on a journey across the Kingdoms, recruiting allies and mastering their abilities as well as hers.
Crisbell’s unique Time Magic allows her to peer into the past and future of those she meets, and even utilize her power in Cris Tales‘ classic turn-based combat. For instance, she may send a poisoned enemy into the future and thus deal all the tick damage in one go.
Retail copies of Cris Tales come with a collectible game poster depicted above. The dimensions of the poster differ depending on the box:
- Xbox or PlayStation: 5.85″ x 4.165″ folded, 23.38″ x 16.5″ unfolded
- Nintendo Switch: 4.52″ x 3.34″ folded, 18″ x 12″ unfolded
In this case, the bonus isn’t limited to first-print copies, so pre-ordering isn’t necessary.
Cris Tales will be out in Early 2021 on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, and PC. A free playable demo is available digitally on consoles and Steam.