Cris Tales screenshot of a battle against wolves

[Update]: Cris Tales has now landed onto PC and consoles alongside a somewhat divisive reception.

Much like the oldschool JRPGs from which it draws a great deal of inspiration, the upcoming Cris Tales is all about wondering across the world, recruiting and befriending a variety of characters, and then facing off against a whole host of enemies in turn-based combat. Things do get a lot more interesting when you consider that Cris Tales also features time-travel and allows you to visit individual locations in the past, present and future!

Unfortunately, as neat as all of that sounds, there is one bit of bad news. Instead of releasing this November 17th as previously announced, Cris Tales has now been pushed back to early 2021, with no exact release date set just yet.

"We are a very small video game development studio located in the city of Bucaramanga, Colombia," explains the brief announcements. "Cris Tales is the biggest project we have ever worked on, and we want to get it right."

"As you probably know, most areas and people in the game must be created at least three times, if not more to show the different past, present and futures. So, in a way, it’s like developing three different video games at the same time. Three video games that must be impeccable so that we can deliver all the magic we have in our soul to all of you. We want to make sure to earn all the love you’ve all shown in our events, demos, previews and so much more."

Besides giving the developers enough time to get everything polished up and ready to go, this delay is also a blessing when you consider how stacked November is with 'must-have' games. After all, it doesn't matter how lovely Cris Tales may be, people are going to be diving into Cyberpunk 2077 as soon as it launches on November 19th! So while waiting a few extra months is a bit unfortunate, I have a feeling it'll be well worth it in the end.

Once the new release date gets announced I'll make sure to let you know. For now, however, you can learn more about Cris Tales' delay over at the official website.