Crystar confirmed for English Switch release in the west
Posted on October 18, 2021 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch
The Switch version of Crystar will be released in English as part of its newly-announced western release. Just a few moments ago, NIS America announced plans to distribute the action RPG in North America and Europe.
It was revealed yesterday that FuRyu is planning a Switch version of Crystar. While Japan is getting the game on February 24, 2022, NIS America will have it ready to go in Spring 2022 in the west.
Here’s an overview of the game:
Rei and Mirai are sisters who are suddenly dragged into a mysterious world known as Purgatory, where otherworldly monsters lurk. It is in this strange realm that Rei not only discovers a hidden power which allows her to fight back, but consequently leads to her downfall as she loses control and accidentally kills her sister Mirai.
“I’m scared… Hey, can you hold my hand? Just like before… Please?”
Overcome with grief and despair, Rei is approached by Demons who offer her a sinister contract: serve as their Executioner and rid Purgatory of the corrupted monsters that plague them, and in return they’ll grant her the means to revive her sister. As Rei teams up with a group of other Executioners, including Kokoro, Sen, and Nanana, each with their own unique abilities, she will discover the truths of the fragmented souls within Purgatory. Ultimately, Rei must wrestle with the demons around and within herself as she desperately searches for a way to save her sister and return home.
Crystar places you in a grim world where lost souls dwell and your tears grant you power. Swap between a cast of unique playable characters and use their strengths to challenge deranged hordes of Specters and Revenants. Build up your Tear Gauge in battle and use it to summon mighty Guardians to stand alongside you. And when the Torments from defeated foes threaten to overwhelm you with despair, weep and grieve to achieve catharsis and draw strength from your woes to enhance your attacks and armor.
“I am your Guardian, Heraclitus: the mirror that reflects your heart. I will bestow my Blessing upon you, become your sword, and vanquish your enemies.”
With the use of four playable characters, Crystar allows players to use each character’s unique build and skill set to the max while featuring their personalities and story. The main playable characters are:
● Rei, the game’s protagonist who longs to revive the sister she killed.
● Kokoro, a woman driven by revenge for the loss of the man and child she loves most.
● Sen, a young girl who fights in Purgatory to pursue the justice she believes in.
● Nanana, a humanoid Revenant obsessed with Rei and shrouded in mystery.
We have an English trailer for Crystar below.
You can access the official website for Crystar here. A limited edition can also be pre-ordered here.
Source: NIS America PR