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 store (yes, that really is the store's name), as well as a standard version.

Original Article: Nintendo has announced that Crystar, an action RPG originally exclusive to PlayStation, will be launching on Switch in Japan next year.

From publisher FuRyu and developer Gemdrops, Crystar has you playing as four different characters in a bid to unlock their memories and learn the truth behind their stories. It stands out thanks to its battle mechanics which centre around crying (yes, crying), where characters can gather their grief and cry to power up their equipment and take down foes. "Tears aren't a sign of weakness, but of strength," the game says.

It initially launched on PS4 in Japan in October 2018, before launching for the same system in North America and Europe the following year. A worldwide Steam release also arrived in 2019, but this upcoming Switch version will be the first time the game has appeared on a non-Sony console.

Here's an English-language trailer from the game's PS4 release. It's all very emo and we love it.

Crystar launches for Switch in Japan on 24th February 2022, and while a western release hasn't yet been confirmed, the PS4 version's eventual western launch gives us hope that it will one day make the leap.