Hand-animated RPG Cricket: Jae’s Really Peculiar Game launches in August

Publisher PM Studios and developer Studio Kumiho have announced a release date for Cricket: Jae’s Really Peculiar Game, their hand-animated RPG.

Cricket: Jae’s Really Peculiar Game is launching on August 15th across Windows PC (via Steam), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PS4, and PS5.

Here’s a rundown on the game, plus a new trailer:

Cricket: Jae’s Really Peculiar Game is a funny and heartwarming hand animated JRPG from Studio Kumiho.

After a devastating loss, Jae would do anything to fix the past. Blast off on that quest with your newfound friends on a journey to the gates of Yimmelia, a fabled land on the moon that’s rumored to grant any wish.

This JRPG draws on ideas from genre classics, but with varied new gameplay twists. You’ll explore forests, cities, rock concerts and more, with traversal that is always fun and dynamic; there are no random encounters, while you can dash and charge into objects (and people!) for unique results. How you interact with people will influence game events and combat.

Combat incorporates timed hits, with special combinations as you team up with amazing party members. Build the meter, attack and defend, while unleashing awesome combos for better rewards!


  • See the World – Traverse forests, explore cities, ruin a rock concert, and crash a fandom convention, all while throwing your JRPG expectations out the window. Experience a modernized take on the genre: no random encounters, a sprint feature, headbutting, and no grinding!
  • The Power of Friendship – Recruit and travel with five new friends, customize your battle experience with six playable characters, and time your attacks to build your meter, ultimately unleashing powerful duo and trio attacks! The better you do in combat, the better the rewards you receive at the end: more XP, more items, more money!
  • Be Socially Awkward – Freely interact with NPCs during conversations: stand there and listen to them gab, throw items at them, or just walk away. But remember your actions have consequences—how you treat people in this world affects combat.
  • Audacious Antics – Consult with your party members about your surroundings, how to beat enemies, or just to check in on your pals. Experience wacky and irreverent conversations and scenarios. You never know what’ll happen next!
  • Tasty Tunes – Full, all-new OST composed by Shane Mesa and Tomoya Tomita.
  • Elemelons – Elemelons.