Will It Go International?
Online marketplaces like Nintendo’s eShop are great places to discover obscure and often overlooked titles from older systems. Japanese 3DS owners will soon have another chance to do just that thanks to the arrival of a little-known RPG by the name of Crystal Warriors.
For those of you that are unfamiliar with the game, Crystal Warriors (known in Japan as Ariel: Crystal Legend) is a turn-based strategy game developed by Sega and released for the Game Gear in 1991. It was relatively well-received when it was originally released, but it failed to catch on commercially and lived on as a very quiet part of the Game Gear’s lengthy history.
As of now, the title’s re-release is only targeted for the Japanese market, so those of you who may have wanted an international release are out of luck for now. If you live in Japan, however, you’ll have a chance to get the game and explore some of Sega’s earliest attempts at an engaging RPG. Crystal Warriors is set to be released for the 3DS Virtual Console on February 6th for 300 yen, or $3.20.