Vivacious action and heartful dialogue aside, the above trailer showcases the primary cast that Crisbell, the protagonist of Cris Tales who’s voiced by Kira Buckland (NieR: Automata, Danganronpa), will journey alongside, that of:
- Matias: A talking frog who gives Crisbell the power to manipulate and perceive the past, present, and future of time itself. That’s no croak! He is voiced by Cody Rock.
- Willhelm: A teacher to Crisbell on the subject of time magic, met early within the title, whose youthful appearance hides both wisdom and sarcasm in equal measure. He is voiced by Lindsey Vega (Ghostrunner).
- Cristopher: A Mage Warrior set on keeping his heartland of Narim safe from goblin attack, using magic-powered gauntlets that can transform into a shield to both attack and defend his allies in equal measure. He is voiced by Zeno Robinson (My Hero Academia, Spider-Man: Miles Morales).
- Zas: A roguish nomad who uses explosives and mayhem to wreak havoc on those who oppose her. She is voiced by Lizzie Freeman (Fire Emblem Heroes, Dragalia Lost).
- JKR-721: A stylish and combat-ready android wh alsoo goes by the name ‘K’. His curiosity of the world brings him to Crisbell, aiding her and the rest of the party with a flurry of electrical-infused punches, enhanced with a hidden jetpack. He is voiced by Damian Mills (Borderlands 3, Dragon Ball Fighter)
Cris Tales tells a story inspired by keystones of the JRPG genre, such as Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VI, where Crisbell, an orphan, gains the power of time magic, bringing her in contact with myriad people whose fates and histories she has the power to change over the course of a focused 20-hour experience. Alongside these bonds, Cris Tales’ world is rendered in handcrafted 2D animation, as seen above and below, showcasing the kingdom of Crystallis and its neighbours in bold tones and edges.
Cris Tales will release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC, via the Epic Games store, Steam, and GOG.com sometime within July this year.
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