As tradition has it, in conjunction with the launch of the free game PC today, Epic Game Store announced what next week’s gift will be, available from February 24, 2022. This is Cris Tales.
Cris Tales is a Japanese independent RPG-like game developed by Dreams Uncorporated. It will be redeemable for free until March 3, 2022. It features truly high-impact, fully hand-drawn 2D graphics, as well as an intricate storyline involving present, past and future.
There Description officer reads:
Cris Tales is a stunning indie love letter to classic Japanese RPGs, but with a new perspective. Peer into the past, act in the present and see how your choices dynamically change the future. All on one screen as you play! Stunning hand-drawn 2D animations create a world where choices will change both the present and the future over more than 20 hours of gameplay.
– A love letter to classic Japanese RPGs
Taking inspiration from timeless Japanese RPGs like Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI, Valkyrie Profile and modern classics like Bravely Default and Persona 5, meet and recruit a team of unique companions, challenge a myriad of enemies and make your way across a vast world.
– Experience the past, present and future at the same time
Peer and learn from the past, decide what actions to take in the present, and alter the course of the future in ways that will dynamically change the shape of the world based on the choices you have made.
– Master strategic turn-based combat
Send enemies into the past or the future, synchronize attacks to enhance party abilities, and master the right attack and defense timing to overcome your party’s combat limits.
– Discover a fascinating story and characters
The Empress’s plan to destroy the world is complex and layered. She uses her wits and recruits powerful allies from around the world to uncover and conquer her complex web and achieve the happy ending of this enchanting tale.
– Explore a wonderful world
Climb aboard an airship or ship and travel through this handcrafted world, similar to a darkly colored fairy tale. From the glittering realm of Crystallis to the slums of Saint Clarity, discover each unique setting and shape its future.
Do you like the free game of February 24, 2022? Or were you hoping that something else was given as a gift? While you reflect on it, we remind you that this week there is Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons as a gift, which you can go and download immediately.