One Of Sega’s Oldest Strategy RPGs Is Coming To 3DS Virtual Console

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Crystal Warriors or, as it’s known in Japan Ariel: Crystal Legend, is an internationally developed strategy RPG from Sega. The game came out for Game Gear in 1991, a year before Shining Force.

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Crystal Warriors will be re-released as a 300 yen ($3.30) Virtual Console download in Japan on February 6. Sega marketed the game in North America with a fantasy artwork montage…



… but in Japan the game had super deformed character art drawn by Kugatsuhime. Take a look at concept art for Ariel and other characters below.


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