Time-Bending JRPG Cris Tales Delayed To Early 2021

The JRPG was originally due out on November 17 for current- and next-gen consoles.

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Co-developers Dreams Uncorporated and Syck have announced that the time-bending JRPG Cris Tales has been delayed from its November 17 release date. The game now launches in early 2021 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. A demo is available on most platforms.

Dreams Uncorporated and Syck CEO Carlos Rocha Silva shared a blog post detailing the rationale for the delay. He said that because the team is essentially animating the character models and environments three times--to represent their past, present, and future--the team needed more time to realize this complex, time-bending narrative.

"We are a very small video game development studio located in the city of Bucaramanga, Colombia," Rocha Silva said. "Cris Tales is the biggest project we have ever worked on, and we want to get it right. As you probably know, most areas and people in the game must be created at least three times, if not more to show the different past, present, and futures. So, in a way, it's like developing three different video games at the same time. Three video games that must be impeccable so that we can deliver all the magic we have in our soul to all of you. We want to make sure to earn all the love you've all shown in our events, demos, previews, and so much more."

Rocha Silva said that the extra time will also allow the team to address feedback that was provided based on the demo that released over the summer. The Cris Tales demo is available on Nintendo Switch, PC via GOG and Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Publisher Modus Games shared a brand-new gameplay trailer announcing the game's delay. A definitive launch date for Cris Tales has yet to be confirmed.

Additionally, check below to see if your PC rig can handle the game's requirements.

Full Cris Tales PC System Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core at 2.5 GHz or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti (2 GB) or equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 6 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Medium Settings

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core at 2.7 GHz or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti (4 GB) or equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 6 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: High Settings

Cris Tales is a turn-based JRPG that pays homage to genre classics like Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy. Despite how overtly it wears its influences, we said the game approached the genre with new ideas in an April 2020 preview.

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