Fans who grew up loving Jim Henson’s 1982 film The Dark Crystal will soon have a true fantasy fulfilled. Nintendo just revealed at E3 that it’s releasing a video game for Switch based on the upcoming Dark Crystal prequel series.
It’s called The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics, and it ties into the new Netflix series, which will be a prequel to the film. The series comes out August 30 and this game is reportedly due sometime after that.
However, as you can tell by that last word in the title, this isn’t some kind of open-world exploration adventure game set in the Dark Crystal world of Thra. No, it’s heavily inspired by Final Fantasy Tactics, which also put a new spin on a larger fantasy world. Final Fantasy Tactics was an isometric strategy RPG spinoff series of the beloved Squaresoft RPG series.
The turn-based combat game was set in the fantastical world of Ivalice, and players recruited warriors to engage in grid-based combat as they found them flung into the middle of a conflict known as the Lion.
So, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics is that, but set in Thra. Here’s the first trailer.