With Puzzle Fighter on mobile going bye-bye, Crystal Crisis is coming to fill the void

It has Astro Boy!

When did Nicalis appoint itself the queen of the crossover? This week the publisher has been dropping bombs for its upcoming fighter Blade Strangers. Now, before the onslaught of E3 reveals, it’s pulling back the curtain on another crossover in the lamely named Crystal Crisis

With Capcom’s Puzzle Fighter prematurely ending its run on mobile in a few weeks, this is exactly the type of game I need for that final half-hour of every day before the meds kick in and I’m out like a light. Crystal Crisis will include 19 characters at launch:

  • Quote (Cave Story)
  • Curly brace (Cave Story)
  • Ballos (Cave Story)
  • Isaac (The Binding of Isaac)
  • Astro Boy (Tezuka Productions)
  • Black Jack (Tezuka Productions)
  • Solange (Code of Princess)
  • Aban (1001 Spikes)
  • Tina (1001 Spikes)
  • Jim Hawkins (1001 Spikes)
  • President Thompson (The Tempura of the Dead)
  • Zombie (The Tempura of the Dead)
  • Akuji (Akuji the Demon)
  • Knight (Hydra Castle Labyrinth)
  • Johnny Turbo
  • Helen (Blade Strangers)
  • Hunter (Unannounced Nicalis Game)
  • Elise (Unannounced Nicalis Game)
  • Ninja (Unannounced Nicalis Game)

The game will feature online and local multiplayer, and several different modes including arcade, tag-team, and survival. Crystal Crisis will launch this Fall on Switch for $39.99. Continuing the Nicalis tradition, physical launch copies of the game will include a full-color instruction booklet and bonus collectible.

Crystal Crisis Drops on Nintendo Switch this Fall [Nicalis]

CJ Andriessen
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