Crystal Crisis Release Delayed Into May To Allow For More Polish Time

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Nicalis has announced their decision to delay Crystal Crisis on Nintendo Switch, the colorful gem-matching combat game now set to release on the portable home console in May.

“You may have read on the official Nicalis Twitter that Crystal Crisis was recently submitted to Nintendo for approval. With that said… the Crystal Crisis dev team has made the decision to add one additional month of polish/development time and release the game on May 28, 2019 for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4,” Nicalis explain.

“We’re staying true to the initial vision for Crystal Crisis, which is to deliver the best puzzle combat experience possible. This extra month will benefit the game and all of you fans who have been eagerly awaiting the release… and reminding us how much you want to play!

“The additional time allows us to add a 20th playable character and a new gallery mode, while further balancing the game and optimizing the online experience. But wait, there’s more! The North American and European versions of Crystal Crisis will now feature narration by voice actor Peter Cullen, a name that may already be known to many of you. But in case it’s not, you might recognize his familiar voice in the clip below.”

Through matching gems and unleashing combos you will build up your burst gauge that can be used to trigger powerful, board-breaking hits that will leave your opponents in pieces.

And, a new wrap-around feature will let you move a falling piece beyond the edge of the playfield to reappear on the other side. This even lets you divide it into two separate gems by allowing it to drop while the two halves are straddling the border.

With Arcade, Survival, Tag-Team and Training modes, you will also be able to challenge friends, family and Crystal Crisis warriors around the world in local and online multiplayer.

There are 19 playable characters that include fan favorites from Cave Story and The Binding of Isaac, that will each have their own home stage, musical theme, unique special attacks, and extensive voice-acted exclamations.

Crystal Crisis will release at retail and on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on May 28th.

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