- Number of Players
- 1 (Single Player)
- Release Date
- 24th Feb 2022
- 1st Apr 2022, £44.99
- 1st Apr 2022
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CRYSTAR! Ikai! tERRORbane!
The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch Retail eShop - New Releases: CRYSTAR (NIS America, 1st Apr, £44.99 /...
'Give meaning to the tears'
Crystar is an intriguing RPG from recent years, as it has battle mechanics centred around crying - apparently. Originally a PS4 exclusive, NIS America has stepped in to bring it to Switch. Ahead of its release later this week we have the official launch trailer, at the top of the page. It follows the usual playbook, in...
Kirby and the Forgotten Land! CRYSTAR! WRC 10!
The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch eShop - Highlights: Kirby and the Forgotten Land...
Cry me a river
Action RPG Crystar – which was previously a PS4 exclusive – has just received a new gameplay trailer ahead of its launch on Switch this April. Published by NIS America and developed by Gemdrops, Crystar places you in the shoes of four different characters and has battle mechanics which are focused around crying. Yes, you read...
Cry about it
Stop me if you've heard this one before: You and your sister get dragged into Purgatory, and when you find out that you have a super-special power that involves crying a whole lot, a bunch of demons enlist you to rid Purgatory of all the corrupted monsters that have invaded. Well, the reason you may have heard this one before — other...
Update: Western launch confirmed!
Update: And just like that, a western release for Crystar has now been confirmed. NIS America has confirmed that the game will be launching in Europe in spring 2022, complete with all previously released DLC content. A Limited Edition physical release is now available to pre-order on the NIS America Europe Online...
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.