Watch the new full announcement trailer for Crymachina

Experience the battle to become a "Real Human."

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A screenshot from Crymachina.

I think I blinked and missed out on the announcement of Crymachina, which is a bummer because it looks quite good and I would have liked to write about it sooner! The “serenely dark” action RPG is about mechanical girls trying to survive a post-apocalyptic world and become “Real Humans.” That begs the question: what does it mean to be a “Real Human,” anyway?

In modern times, a strange disease is running rampant. Leben Distel, a young girl teetering on the bring of death, hears a mysterious voice say “You have been chosen. She awakes to find herself in a dark post-apocalyptic world. Enoa, an android, greets her. Leben finds herself in Eden (the Propagation Plant). Here, machines continue to operate with the goal of creating “Real Humans” to restore humanity. While guided by Enoa, Leben becomes entangled in the battle to become a “Real Human.” While the story is told through synthetic beings, it’s sure to tug at your (real) heartstrings.

Here’s the full announcement trailer from western publisher NIS America:

Venture between the battlegrounds of Eden and the safe haven on the Imitation Garden. In Eden, players will fact exhilarating yet cathartic battles against mechanical enemies. Players will join three playable characters as they fight in this fast-paced action RPG. Combat features lots of tactics to customize your weapons and challenge your foes. After fighting, return to the Imitation Garden to relax, customize weapons, and enjoy lighthearted and heartwarming conversations between the girls.

Related reading: Learn about another NIS America-published game I’m excited for, Trinity Trigger.

Developed by FuRyu Corporation (specifically, Aquria) and published in the west by NIS America, Crymachina will be released for PC via Steam, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch this “fall” (so presumably Q4). In Japan, it is published by FuRyu and will be released for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch on July 6.


Lindsay picked up an NES controller for the first time at the age of 6 and instantly fell in love. She began reviewing GBA games 20 years ago and quickly branched out from her Nintendo comfort zone. She has has developed a great love of life sims and FMV titles. For her, accessibility is one of the most important parts of any game (but she also really appreciates good UI).

  • This gives off big Crystar vibes! Is it (partially) the same team or just a coincidence (or does Furyu just like these sorts of games)?

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