CrossCode release date on consoles is set for this July worldwide

CrossCode release date worldwide consoles July Nintendo Switch PlayStation 4 Xbox One Radical Fish Games Dangen Entertainment Deck13

Radical Fish Games’ CrossCode, a game that fans and curious RPG enthusiasts have been waiting for on consoles for well over a year, finally has its release date via the Japanese version’s publisher, Dangen Entertainment: July 9. The game has been available on PC since September 2018, where it enjoyed a “very positive” reception and a whole lot of fan art for its protagonist. Now, the title will come to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One at last. (Thanks, Japanese Nintendo.)

The reason for the wait was recently explained by the Western version’s publisher, Deck13. The original PC build of the game was made with a custom engine utilizing HTML5 and JavaScript, which consoles don’t handle very well. The team’s first effort to create a compiler for all that code to get it running on consoles actually failed, and it cost them a year of work. But evidently, the developer and publishers have finally worked out all the kinks, and now CrossCode is just a month away. You can view a Japanese trailer below, as an English equivalent seemingly isn’t available yet. You’ll get the gist.

The Steam listing promises the following content for the game, and it was previously reported that the Switch version of CrossCode will come with exclusive content on top of these features:

  • Dive into a massive adventure with a playtime of around 30-80 hours
  • Explore a large world with 7 unique areas and hidden secrets all over the place
  • Fight over 120 enemy types including 30+ boss fights
  • Enter 7 expansive dungeons, all with with unique themes and puzzle mechanics
  • Master over 90 combat arts and even more passive skills
  • Solve over 100 quests with a great variety of tasks and unique challenges
  • 60+ music tracks made by a rice ball (yes)

CrossCode could be a big win for The Legend of Zelda and Secret of Mana fans come that July 9 release date. We’ll find out soon enough!

Update: The English trailer is available now. Additionally, there are three different physical editions, including two limited editions that are available for preorder now.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!