Crystal Crisis’ Opening Cinematic is Oddly Compelling

The opening cinematic for Crystal Crisis, a puzzle-fighter hybrid coming to the Nintendo Switch later this fall, is now available for all to enjoy. In terms of construction, the video is standard fare as far as animated cinematics go. However, thanks to a large cast of guest characters and a catchy theme, it’s worth watching even if puzzle-fighting isn’t one’s normal thing.

In Crystal Crisis, players have the option of playing as any of nineteen characters from a wide array of independent games. Notable guests include Isaac from the Binding of Isaac, Quote and Curly Brace from Cave Story and Black Jack from Tezuka Productions. Astro Boy is also prominently featured among several others. They’ll all inevitably get pitted against each other and will duke it out in the only way they can: by matching colored gems. Check it out and see if it’s worth looking into later this fall.