E3–normally a mecca for earth-shattering Triple-A titles alone–shone this year with a handful of indie teases destined for greatness. Among these was the scintillating Cris Tales, currently in development by studios Dreams Uncorporated and SYCK. Cris Tales promises a JRPG-inspired journey with turn-based combat, time-traveling intrigue, and soul-crushingly beautiful 2D art. Cris Tales describes itself with the following:
“Cris Tales is a gorgeous, indie love letter to classic JRPGs with a new perspective. Peer into the past, act in the present, and watch as your choices dynamically change the future — all on one screen as you play!”
As the Time Mage Crisbell, discover the world of Crystallis–a place full of beauty, chaos, and companions. Cris Tales is planned for a 2020 release on Steam, Switch, Xbox One, and PS4. A free demo is available until June 24 as a free Steam download.