Deck13 and Radical Fish Game’s CrossCode has finally launched for home consoles after spending years in development and plenty of time scraping through the Early Access process. You can now pick up a digital copy for Nintendo Switch, PS4, or Xbox One.
After spending years working with RPGMaker to get good at developing indie RPGs, the developers at Radical Fish decided to build their own game engine and work on their own original IP known as CrossCode. It’s a throwback to classic JRPGs from the yesteryears, back when video games were actually good.
After spending four years in Early Access and launching on PC back in September of 2018, they’ve finally managed to release the pixelated RPG for home consoles just two years later.
The action-RPG is themed around rekindling the visual motifs of classic 16-bit titles from the SNES era, such as Terranigma or Secret of Mana, but with modern day frame-rates and playability, along with real-time action-oriented combat.
Think of it like an SNES iteration of Hyper Light Drifter.
On top of that there’s also dungeon exploration and puzzle mechanics that have been mirrored after games like The Legend of Zelda.
They estimate that it will take you anywhere between 30 to 80 hours to complete. You’ll be able to unlock 90 combat arts and complete more than 100 different missions scattered across seven different regions, with 120 enemies to battle, and more than 30 boss fights to encounter.
The launch of CrossCode on consoles isn’t a fire and forget moment, though. They also have some expansion packs in the works, and a post-launch patch that will add New Game+ for the PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch version of the game.
I should warn you, though, I’m not familiar with this game or its developers, so be wary about any kind of Left-wing propaganda if you do decide to pick up a copy.