Some of you may recognize Crystals as one of the most eye-catching indie titles of 2021. For those unfamiliar with it, the game combines striking hand-drawn art direction with stunning JRPG gameplay. It looks hugely promising, and those considering collecting it might want to consider raising the bar with the game’s newly announced Collector’s Edition.
This physical set is courtesy of Maximum Games Store and is packed with goodies. It costs $ 99.99 and you’ll need to pre-order it soon as only “very limited” quantities are available. Cris Tales does not yet have a firm release date, but the bundle should be released this spring. Speak product page, the package includes the following:
- Collector’s box
- An adorable Matias soft toy
- Lithographic fine art prints
- 3 character stickers
- Set of 4 enamel character pins
- A 60-page artbook
- 4 wallpaper downloads
- 8 phone wallpaper downloads
- 10 character avatars
Cris Tales tells the story of Crisbell, who has the unique ability to peer into the past and the future and manipulate events to his liking. The game is a seamless love letter to classic JRPGs such as Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, and Super Mario RPG. However, the classic turn-based gameplay is refreshed, thanks to the ability to fight over multiple time frames simultaneously and the way players must strategically use different epochs to their advantage. For example, Crisbell can send enemies into the past, making them younger and physically weaker, but also faster. It can also backfire on you, like transporting a baby dragon to the future where it transforms into an older, more powerful adult. Cris Tales looks great, which is why we consider it one of the hidden gems to watch.
Look for Cris Tales when it comes to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X / S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC this year. Watch us take a spin on the game in this episode of New gameplay today.