The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics was one of the surprising announcements during this year’s Nintendo E3 Direct. As the Nintendo E3 Treehouse stream wraps up for this year, Dark Crystal fans were given the opportunity to see some exclusive gameplay from the upcoming Nintendo Switch game.
The Dark Crystal’s world of Thra is brought to life by developers Bonus XP. According to the stream, the devs have been working closely with The Jim Henson Company and Netflix to recreate the exact look and feel of the highly anticipated TV series by visiting their workshops on set, giving them a real sense of scale with the puppets. By using this information, they could change how the characters were used within the tactical turn-based game to remain faithful to the original source material.
Bonus XP discussed at length what fans could expect from The Dark Crystal. For example, upwards of 20 different characters can be recruited into your main party, while everything you see in a level is able to be interacted with. There’s also job classes, such as a Guard (Kebben), Healer (Boggi) and Bowmaster (Florette), the latter of which can fly and benefit from being on elevated ground. The command menu also has up to eight different actions, which can be unlocked during gameplay.
When talking about the show and how the game will follow the storyline, Bonus XP were keen to talk about how different the landscape and relationships between the characters are, given that the TV series is set 100 years before the events of the original film. We’re sure Dark Crystal fans will be pleased to see more of the world when the game comes to Switch later this year.
Source: Nintendo Treehouse