Upcoming fairy tale-themed RPG SINoALICE just got even more interesting after the announcement that the game's creative director, the legendary Yoko Taro, will be bringing his iconic characters over from NieR: Automata for an exciting crossover event.

SINoALICE originally released in Asia back in 2017, so it's taken a fair while for a western localisation to see the light of day. Thankfully we won't have to wait much longer as it'll be launching for Android devices on July 18th.

The game is a dark retelling of classic fairy tales such as Snow White, Pinocchio, and Cinderella. The story follows the heroes as they work as a team to rid the land of powerful forces and solve tricky puzzles in order to save those who wrote their stories. It's a pretty cool premise if you ask me – perfect territory for Yoko Taro, too.

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NieR: Automata, Taro's most recent release, is one of the best games, well, ever. Its story of a dystopian world populated by rogue robots and mysterious androids manages to be both wildly ambitious and deeply affecting – a rare feat indeed.

The characters 2B and 9S have rightfully become fan-favourites, inspiring ludicrous amounts fan art and passionate cosplayers. The combat, music, and world design are also stellar – obviously helps that it was developed by the undisputed king of action games Platinum Games, the team behind the Bayonetta series, Vanquish, and the upcoming Astral Chain.

Pre-registering ahead of SINoALICE's launch on July 18th will net you some neat in-game rewards, including 150 Twilight Crystals and 60 Dragon Claws. Not exactly sure what either of those actually does, but I'm sure they're worth having.

It's already surpassed 1,000,000 pre-registered players, so you can bet the community will be pretty active once launch day arrives. If you fancy being one of the first to pre-register, you can do so now over on the game's official site or on Google Play.

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