Modus Games has today announced that upcoming JRPG Cris Tales will no longer be launching next month as planned.
Originally destined for Switch and other consoles on 17th November, the title will now arrive on all platforms – both current and next gen – in 2021. Christina Seelye, the company's CEO, says that the decision wasn't an easy one to make.
"The decision to delay was a tough one, but was made to ensure that the developers at Dreams Uncorporated and SYCK have a chance to bring the best version of Cris Tales to fans anxiously awaiting its release."
There is some good news, though, as those who choose to pre-order a copy of the retail version of the game will now receive a bonus poster.
Carlos Rocha Silva, CEO of Dreams Uncorporated and SYCK, the developers of Cris Tales, has shared the following message with fans:
"To every Cris Tales fan, thank you for the interest in our game. We began development in 2014 and we hope it’s more than clear to all of you that this is a labor of love for us. Much of the team here became friends by believing in what we thought might be an impossible dream – the dream to create a video game that is both an homage to the golden age of JRPGs and also a completely innovative experience within the genre. We never believed that Cris Tales would reach an audience so big and diverse, and that people were going to love the dream and game as much as we do.
That is why we want to tell everyone who is eager for the release of Cris Tales that along with Modus Games we have made the difficult decision of postponing the release date of Cris Tales from November 17, 2020 to sometime in early 2021.
We are a very small video game development studio located in the city of Bucaramanga, Colombia. 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."