FuRyu has opened the official website for Crystar, its newly announced action RPG developed by Gemdrops, and revealed the first official information, footage, and screenshots of the upcoming PlayStation 4 game.
Get the details and footage below.
■ Press Release Overview
The player controls a beautiful girl named Rei Hatada, who in order to “revive” her dead younger sister Mirai Hatada, makes a deal with the devil of the other world that is limbo. The story will progress as you fight the souls that drift about limbo. Also, by defeating specific enemies, “Danmatsuma Thoughts” will appear, which by “crying to purify” will develop the protagonist mentally. In accordance with that, you can obtain weapons called “Shisou,” or “Mental Armor.”
Additionally, players can summon Guardians that embody the ideologies of the characters to fight while unleashing powerful special techniques. As you progress through the story, you will be able to choose from four characters to use in battle, including Rei Hatada, and freely switch between them.
Furthermore, you can choose the Guardian’s automatic counter and guard, and even novice action game players can enjoy it with ease. It is also loaded with enemy information, a background music collection, combo system features, and more, including plenty of side elements.
■ A Crying Battle Action RPG
“Beautiful Girl x Tears”
A unique action RPG developed by a team of wonderful creators.
- Scenario: Naoki Hisaya
- Character Design: Riuichi
- Character Design and Modeling Artist: ntny
- Background Music: Sakuzyo
- Development: Gemdrops
- Theme Song: Nagi Yanagi
- Opening Animation: Shaft
- Insert Illustration: Hajime Ueda
- Logo Design: Winfanworks
■ Revive Your Dead Younger Sister
Rei, a girl who got lost in the world of life after death that is limbo, and her younger sister Mirai.
The sisters, who while confused are trying to return to their original world, are attacked by an unknown creature.
In order to protect Mirai, a superpower awakens within Rei. However, unable to control her power, Rei herself ends up killing Mirai.
The devil whispers to the despairing Rei. “If you reap the souls of the dead that drift about a different world, and sacrifice the tears you shed through that suffering, I can ‘revive’ the dead Mirai.”
Rei, who makes a deal with the devil for the sake of her sister, will take the stage in a battle that puts her own life at risk.
■ Tears Make Her Stronger
In order to save her sister, Rei will come and go between the real world and the other world that is limbo, where she will fight creatures. As she risks her life in battles against the souls of the dead drifting about limbo, Rei is being chased.
Are these actions just? Can you really save your sister?
The thoughts that build up in Rei’s mind are shed as “tears,” and she continues to fight.
Karma Follows You
The Danmatsuma, or last moments, of the fallen souls of the dead cling to and torment Rei.
Crying Makes You Stronger
Rei drowns out her feelings with tears, and turns it into power to move forward.
The Power Awakened by Tears
Together with her tears, the feelings that Rei is unable to suppress summon a tremendously powerful Guardian.
■ Those You Will Meet During Your Trial
Rei Hatada (voiced by Reina Kondou)
Mirai Hatada (voiced by Sayaka Senbongi)
Mephis (voiced by Shiori Izawa)
Pheles (voiced by Rika Tachibana)
Heraclitus (voiced by Jouji Nakata)
■ Pre-Order Bonuses
- Product code to download in-game costume “One Piece (Opening Ver.)”
- Special soundtrack album CD
- Opening animation replica original film sheet
- Title: Crystar
- Platform: PlayStation 4
- Genre: Crying Battle Action RPG
- Release Date: October 18, 2018
- Price: 7,980 yen (8,618 yen with tax)
- Players: 1
- CERO: Pending
- Producer / Director: Fuyuki Hayashi (FuRyu)
Crystar will launch for PlayStation 4 on October 18 in Japan.
View the screenshots at the gallery.