"Years of peace in the land of Carmina has been shattered by the outbreak of war. As if it were a game of chess, heroes from different worlds have been picked up and put in the world in order to finish the war before it can truly begin..."-Opening TextTwilightXDawn (トワイライトXドーン, Towairaito X dōn) or Twilight Cross Dawn in a crossover RPG game developed by Vision Studios in junction with a few others. It features characters from the Dragon Quest (Warrior), Final Fantasy, Pokemon and Yo-Kai watch universes. You can choose a character from each respective universe or play as the original hero. The game was first announced at Fantendo Carnival Showcase in 2016.
|Cloud Strife||Final Fantasy VII (97)||Former "soldier" of Shinra, he is very strong and uses Materia and his very large sword named "The Buster Sword".|
|Terra||Final Fantasy 6 (94)||???|
|Lightning||Final Fantasy XIII (09)||???|
Dragon Quest (Warrior) characters
|Erdrick/Loto/Roto/||Dragon Quest III (88)||The male (Could also be female in the original game) hero of Dragon Quest 3. He saved his world from Baramos and Zoma at the age of 16. After that, he became the King of Romaly. He carries his trusty sword and shield with him and he's surprisingly a good healer for a warrior type.|
|Solo(Male)/Sofia(Female)||Dragon Quest IV (90)||The main hero/heroine of Dragon Quest IV. After his/her village was destroyed, she/he set off to look for the chosen heroes and defeat the evil once and for all.|
|Jessica Albert||Dragon Quest VIII (04)||She is skilled with the whip and is a mage.|
|Ash Ketchum||Pokemon (Anime) (97)||He's a Pokemon Master and travels all across the world.||TBA|
|Sun(Male)/Moon(Female)||Pokemon Sun & Moon (016)||???||TBA|
|Red||Pokemon Green, Blue, Red and Yellow (96)||Another Pokemon master and champion of the Kanto region.||TBA|
|Nate(Male)/Kate(Female)||Yo-Kai Watch (013)||???||TBA|
The game is an Action-RPG that plays similarly to Dissidia: Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest Heroes (With some RPG elements added in). It also takes some inspiration from Pokken Tournament but this is mostly used for the Pokemon and Yo-Kai creatures. Just like in most JRPGs, you level up over time with experience points. Your Pokemon evolve every 10 levels instead of the normal amount of levels it takes.
Most of the game takes place on a patch of islands. You have to find dungeons on this island to find the items your party is looking for. These items can give you new abilities which can make your party stronger. Items like Erdricks/Loto's Armour, Black Materia and later the eight melodies.
Taking some inspiration from Sonic Heroes, you can switch between characters in your party of 3/4. This can make for some very creative strategies in taking out enemies.
Characters from different video game RPG franchises have been pulled from their games (And have had their memories taken) and are forced to find sixteen melodies for Queen Mary (From Mother) for unknown reasons. In actuality, she has been poisoned by a villain and she wants them to combine the powers of the eight melodies to destroy him before she dies. Of course, this villain has sent a few others to go find these before they do.
Cloud Story -
See also - TwilightXDawn/Cloud Story
Cloud Strife, being pulled from Final Fantasy 7, has very few memories as is and is confused as all heck. However, because he is suffering from lost of memory already due to Zack sharing some with him, he doesn't really know what he is other than being Cloud Strife, an ex-soldier. He finds Ash Ketchum from the Pokemon series and he informs him on his quest to find the eight melodies as well as his first Pokemon, Pikachu. He says he's working for this very weird guy but he says he can send them all back home. Cloud follows along, hoping that this weird guy can give him his purpose and helps Ash along his journey. The group later finds Sun/Moon and also Solo/Sofia who join them on their quest.
Later down the road, they fight against Erdrick, Nate/Kate, Red and Lightning, Eventually, they collect the 16th melody and bring it to a certain location and give it to the 'weird guy' who tells them that their services are no longer needed. He sends them on their way but they aren't given what they wanted back. Suddenly, dark clouds cover the sky, volcanoes erupt and the world begins to end around them...
Nate Story -
See also - TwilightXDawn/Nate Story
Awakening story -
See also - Awakening story
The game began development in late 2015 as a project for Pokemon and Dragon Quest's 20th and 30th anniversaries respectively. It was announced at the Fantendo Carnival Showcase in 2016 and later at a 9th anniversary showcase. Owner of Vision studio stated that he wanted to create a non-liner RPG with different elements to it. He was inspired by Chrono Trigger and other games in the sense that your actions, no matter how small, would change the way the story goes. He wanted characters to cause domino effects and that was a key-phrase used throughout development. Vision is thinking of making a few more of these games.
Most of the soundtrack is made up of remixed music while another half is made up of original tracks. A lot of them are made by the franchises respective composers while a great deal of the original songs are made by Kevvviiinnn.
Some examples -
Last Story Overworld theme 
Lost hope (Last story town theme) 
Nate Story Overworld 
Last Story Overworld 2 
Get ready for battle! (Pokemon/Yo-Kai battle theme) 
Cloud Story battle theme 1 
'Weird Guy' theme 
Awakening Story Overworld 
Awakening Story Overworld 2 
War Cry! (Boss theme) 
Truth behind the 'Weird Guy' 
Mai and Issac 
Awakening Story Battle theme 1 
Don't Get Caught 
Stand Down! (Vs other team) 
Forest theme 
Lost Village (Sad town theme) 
Don't leave me! (Death theme) 
Unknown circumstances 
Don't Get Caught V2 
The Battle Begins (Cloud Story battle 2) 
More Than Friends 
More than Friends V2 
Divine Wrath! 
Uh... Oops? 
Your Going Down! 
Nate Overworld theme 2 (Terra theme) 
Truth Revealed 
Meeting Terra 
Don't underestimate us! 
Show me your power... 
Another weapons master! 
Pre- Release reception has been mixed due to awkward looking graphics and gameplay. Vision states that the graphics are only halfway done. Others are questioning the story as it seems like a rip off of Final Fantasy Dissidia. Vision admitted that some tropes would be taken from Final Fantasy Dissidia while others would be taken from Dragon Quest and others from Pokemon. However, original would play a big role. Earthbound/Mother fans made their voices heard through the internet when Ness (Or whatever Mother character was confirmed) was removed for the game as Vision states "They couldn't find a role for him".
The game was released to positive reviews and a lot of the praise going to the story. Gamespot felt like the characters personalities had been captured perfectly and that it felt so real. They also praised the gameplay stating that, while it feels different, it manages to pull all of the gameplay styles from the 4 respective series together to make one game. IGN gave it a 8.6/10 stating that: While it has its flaws, the positives outweigh them in a way where you probably can't even feel them.
The game sold over 100K in less than 42 ours making it Vision studio's quickest selling game. As of December 20th 2016, the game has sold over 600,000 copies making it their highest selling game that is not a collection.