Two exciting narrative role-playing games are making their way to the Stadia store for purchase! Windbound is a survival-crafting, RPG-adventure arriving August 28 that tasks a lone heroine on an odyssey across the shores of sprawling islands and seas to find her way home. Cris Tales offers the chance to enter a world inspired by classic JRPGs, with hand-drawn 2D animations and turn-based combat. Cris Tales arrives on the Stadia store on November 17.
Developer: 5 Lives Studios
Publisher: Deep Silver
As Kara, you are a warrior, caught at sea in a fierce storm and adrift from your tribe. Thrown from your boat and at the mercy of the turbulent waters, you are tossed on to the shores of the Forbidden Islands, a mysterious paradise. Shipwrecked alone, you must explore, adapt, and navigate the land and perilous seas to stay alive.
- Uncover the Secrets Within – Embark on a personal journey and discover the history of the idyllic Forbidden Islands; each holding the key to a mystery and unexpected revelations.
- Explore As Far As The Eye Can See – Head towards the horizon, advancing across the islands, each with their own diverse wildlife, landscapes and challenges to face.
- Live Off The Land – Scavenge the islands’ untamed terrain for resources that you can use to craft a full range of tools and weapons to hunt wildlife and upgrade your boat. You must set sail when resources become scarce.
- Build Your Perfect Seacraft – Your boat is a key companion on your journey. Carefully craft your own custom sailing vessel to take on the treacherous waters, traversing from one island to the next. Design your boat to battle tempestuous winds, monstrous waves, and dangerous sea creatures.
Developer: Dreams Uncorporated, SYCK
Publisher: Modus Games
Peer into the past, act in the present, and watch as your choices dynamically change the future – all on one screen as you play! Beautifully hand-drawn 2D animations bring life to a world where your choices will change both the present and the future across more than 20 hours of gameplay.
You’ll experience a unique combination of branching stories, innovative combat, and classic RPG progression in Cris Tales’ exciting and unforgettable exploration of how our actions echo through time.
- A Love Letter to Classic JRPGs – Inspired by timeless JRPGs, meet and recruit a unique cast of teammates, challenge myriad enemies, and make your way through an expansive world.
- Experience the Past, Present, and Future Simultaneously – Peer into and learn from the past, decide on actions in the present, and alter the course of the future in ways that will reshape the world dynamically depending on the choices you make.
- Master Strategic Turn-Based Combat – Warp your enemies into the past or future, synchronize attacks for enhanced group abilities, and master the timing of attack and defense to go beyond your party’s limits in combat.
- Uncover a Fascinating Story & Characters – The Empress’ plot to take over the world is complex and layered. Use your wits and recruit powerful allies throughout the world to uncover and undo her multifaceted web and make your way to the True Ending of this enchanting tale.
- Discover a Beautiful World – Climb aboard an airship or boat and traverse this handcrafted, dark fairytale world. From the shining kingdom of Crystallis to the slums of Saint Clarity, discover each unique location and shape its future.
More games are coming to Stadia this year, including Marvel’s Avengers, Baldur’s Gate III, PGA Tour 2K21, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. For a full list of games available on the Stadia store, visit Stadia.com.