The trailer introduces the following four characters:
- Rei Hatada (Warrior of Grief) – The protagonist who fights in Purgatory to bestow Revival to the sister she killed. The story isn’t about saving the world, but pursuing her ego as she wishes to bring her sister back to life. Despite facing despair and weeping over her weakness and uncertainty, she has the strength to press on. Though quiet and serious, when she becomes emotional she demonstrates an intensity that’s directly opposed to her usual, soft-spoken demeanor. She is capable of doing anything to protect those she cares for.
- Kokoro Fudoji (Champion of Vengeance) – A living woman who teams up with Rei in Purgatory. She is an Executor and has a Guardian named Diogenes. Her child and the man she loved were killed by Anamnesis. She battles in Purgatory, obsessed with getting revenge on Anamnesis. However, she usually is kind and cheerful, the older-sister type who likes cute, young girls.
- Sen Megumiba (Defender of Justice) – A living girl who teams up with Rei in Purgatory. She is an Executor and has a Guardian named Socrates. Sen is the sole survivor of a major accident in which she lost her beloved mother. Thanks to the influence of her father, who is a prosecutor, Sen values the law and justice above all else. She fights in Purgatory as a way to pursue the justice she believes in.
- Nanana (Advocate of Pleasure) – A humanoid Revenant who becomes infatuated with Rei in Purgatory. As a deceased person, no one knows why Nanana likes and follows Rei around so persistently. She possesses great power and changes an entire region of Purgatory to prevent Rei and her group from progressing. “Fun and exciting” is her catchphrase. Despite being a Revenant, she becomes an Executor and helps Rei on her journey.
The company also announced that approximately 0.5 seconds of footage depicting protagonist Rei’s naked buttocks have been removed from the opening movie of the PlayStation 4, which is unedited in the PC version. No other changes have been made for the localization.
Here is a brief overview of the game, via Spike Chunsoft:
CRYSTAR is an action RPG developed by FuRyu Corporation. Rei fights her way through the afterworld of Purgatory to rescue Mirai, the little sister that she killed. To resurrect her, Rei makes a deal with Demons to combat Revenants and Specters—the tormented Souls of the dead. CRYSTAR’s unique game mechanics allow the player to harness the power of grief. Use Rei’s tears to craft weapons and armor as well as summon a Guardian to protect her in battle. Rei’s weeping gives her the strength to fight as she searches for her sister’s lost Soul.
CRYSTAR is due out for PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam on August 27 in North America and August 30 in Europe.
Watch the trailer below.