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Nintendo Switch is getting a Dark Crystal... strategy game?

Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics has Gelflings galore, but in a top-down format.


Dark Crystal...the strategy game.

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Who put the Nintendo Bingo bet down on a Dark Crystal game appearing at E3 2019? It's going to be a good year for Dark Crystal fans: with the amazing-looking Dark Crystal prequel heading to Netflix this summer, it was probably inevitable that other games and media would emerge. The awkwardly named Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics is one of those inevitable products, announced alongside new footage of Link's Awakening and news that Banjo-Kazooie is coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Honestly, I'm disappointed by the bit of the game teased at Nintendo's E3 Direct. It's a tactics game, which means it's a turn-based strategy game that spans a semi-overhead view of a world that... well, story TBD. I love The Dark Crystal, and have been obsessed with it since I was a kid. I cried endlessly during the trailer for the new Netflix series. I did not cry during any of the footage for Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics.



Screenshot by Scott Stein/CNET

For anyone who loves strategy based RPGs like Fire Emblem, maybe this is the Dark Crystal magic you're looking for. Personally, I think there are already too many tactics games.

I would have preferred something more immersive and magical, like a Dark Crystal Zelda. But, hey, what do I know.

Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics is arriving in 2019.