Atom, Curly, Isaac, oh my! Nicalis announces Crystal Crisis for this fall

Today, Nicalis has announced that it will release Crystal Crisis to the Nintendo Switch later this fall. The mysterious puzzle game will feature characters across different franchises, from The Binding of Isaac to Code of Princess to even characters from Tezuka Productions.

From the official Nicalis blog:

Crystal Crisis is presented like a one-on-one fighting game, but instead of pressing buttons to kick and punch, you arrange falling gems into matching colors to clear them from the screen and inflict damage on your opponents. It’s the ultimate puzzle battle throwdown!

The game has 19 different playable characters, including your favorites from Cave Story+ and The Binding of Isaac and many other surprise entrants. Each character has his or her own “home” stage, musical theme, unique special attacks and extensive voice-acted exclamations.

Crystal Crisis has a “burst gauge” that gets filled up when you match gems and unleash combos, and when you have enough burst you can unleash powerful special moves. Some are board-breaking attacks that leave your opponents in pieces, others are defensive moves that can repair or rearrange your own gem board. There’s also an innovative new “wrap-around” feature that lets you move a falling piece beyond the edge of the playfield to reappear on the other side. You can even divide it into two separate gems by allowing it to drop while the two halves are straddling the border!
A variety of different modes (including Arcade, Survival, Tag-Team and Training) accentuate the battle options, and of course there are local and online multiplayer modes that make it easy for you to play against friends, family members and Crystal Crisis warriors worldwide!

Crystal Crisis for Nintendo Switch will be available digitally and physically in Fall 2018 for $39.99. Like all of our previous retail games for Nintendo Switch, the launch edition of the physical version will include a full-color instruction booklet and a yet-to-be-announced bonus collectible (or two). Don’t miss it!

Check out the trailer above, and stay tuned for more news here on Gaming Trend.

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