Nintendo Reveals Dark Crystal Game Coming To Nintendo Switch To Match Netflix Prequel

Nintendo Reveals Dark Crystal Game Coming To Nintendo Switch To Match Netflix Prequel
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The Dark Crystal is a 1982 adventure/fantasy classic gearing up for its very own Netflix television series prequel entitled The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance in August 2019 – and to fit in with the anticipation for that; there’s a game coming out now too.

During today’s E3 event, Nintendo provided the very first look at the game, which will be called The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics.

The basis of the Dark Crystal surrounds a mythical world where two powerful races exist – the evil Skeksis and the gentle Mystics. As two halves of a whole, they balance each other out as opposites. Gelflings, an elf-like species, are believed to be the only ones who can stop the Skeksis from a terrible ruling, and in the original film, it’s up to a Gelfling called Jen to help prevent this.

The new Netflix series set to drop later this year will be a prequel to the original and follow several Gelflings attempting to save the world. During Nintendo’s E3 conference, they shared an official trailer for the game adaptation, which confirms that the game will coincide with the series.

The adventure-fantasy game is set on the same, stunning planet that Jim Henson brought to life in the original film and appears to follow characters as they battle the Skeksis to preserve their home.

Gameplay will be similar to that of Final Fantasy Tactics, where gamers will play on an isometric space instead of traditional back-and-forth combat. This means that characters will move around the role-playing game on a grid rather than in an explorative, open-world setting.

While there aren’t many details on the upcoming video game release, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics is being developed by BonusXP and En Masse Entertainment – meaning players can expect an immersive, high-quality gaming experience.

Fans of the original Dark Crystal movie and supporters of the upcoming prequel series will undoubtedly find a lot of enjoyment with this surprising video game release. It allows viewers to have a more interactive experience with a story and world they’ve already come to love, and this will likely help boost excitement over the game and the series interchangeably.

The Dark Crystal Netflix series is slated to come out on August 30th, and while there isn’t an official release date for the Nintendo Switch game, it’s believed that it will come out as a follow-up shortly after that.

In the meantime, fans can gear up for both releases by taking the 1982 film for a spin, which is currently available to watch on Netflix.