Dragon Fin Soup, a new roguelike RPG (PS4, PS3, VITA)

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#1 Posted by CyberLips (1824 posts) -

From the official PlayStation Blog.

Hello, we are Grimm Bros, nice meeting you all! We are Ash Monif and Randis Albion, long time friends and industry veterans. Over the last twelve months, we’ve been working with a small band of indie developers and today we’re proud to share with you our debut title – Dragon Fin Soup!

Dragon Fin Soup is part roguelike and part classic console RPG, with a persistent world and story. It plays like a mix of Chocobo’s Dungeon and Secret of Mana, and it comes with two main gameplay modes. Story Mode focuses on storytelling, character progression, and plays more like a classic RPG, while Survival Mode plays more like a Roguelike and features permanent death.

Dragon Fin Soup is a turn-based game — not quite like Final Fantasy Tactics or XCOM, but more like Shiren or Chocobo Dungeon where foes take their turn simultaneously with the player, allowing for more dynamic and fast-paced gameplay.

The world of Dragon Fin Soup is inspired by fantasy and fairy tales and is set on Asura, a giant space turtle. We are not trying to retell the stories, but we plan to twist and re-imagine these iconic tales. One of the main characters is Red Robin. Though she’s inspired by Red Riding Hood, she is quite different than the character you might remember from your childhood. She’s cheerful, but she’s also a raging alcoholic who makes her living as a bounty hunter and sword for hire.

A year ago, Robin lost her memory in a tragic accident. As she rediscovers herself and the world, she slowly learns more about her bloody past, the mysteries of Asura, and a twisted tale of betrayal and murder.

In Dragon Fin Soup we have day and night cycles, crafting, gathering, fishing, story missions, randomly generated quests and missions, wide-ranging locations and more. We also include 20 equipment slots for your weapons and gear, all kinds of abilities, magic and many other fun things.

Grimm Bros is a micro studio of five veteran developers. Our small team has been working on Dragon Fin Soup for a year now with the help and support of our amazing friends and family. We have three great programmers, a freelance composer, and one guy who is doing all the graphics, sfx, and design!

Bearing many awesome goodies Dragon Fin Soup is now on Kickstarter to help us raise more funds for polish and adding a lot of fun features. Please check it out and give us your feedback so we can make the best game possible! Also, keep an eye on our official site and Facebook page for more updates!

This is the first game that makes me want to buy a PS Vita. Can you imagine playing this on the Vita? I'm extremely intrigued, what do you think?

#2 Edited by tempura13 (463 posts) -

Bring on the rougelikes! Got interested on the title alone. Reminds me of a certain rougelike Vita game involving curry dishes

The art style is nice (and should look great on the Vita screen), and it seems there's a whole lot of extra stuff to do. Liked the little touches too (day-night cycle and such). And based on the blog comments, they're even considering it to be cross-buy as well.

I'm wondering if the dungeons are randomly generated.

#3 Posted by CyberLips (1824 posts) -

@tempura13: I can easily see myself spending 50+ hours on this game, though i don't know if i should buy it on PS3 or wait until i get a Vita. I love the fact that there are randomly generated quests and activities like crafting and fishing, it makes the world feel so vibrant. I don't know about randomly generated dungeons though but you can give them your feedback on the blog, they reply to everyone.

#4 Edited by Lhomity (771 posts) -

@CyberLips: According to this GameTrailers article and some other sources, this is a Cross-buy title. So if you do buy it on PS3, you'll get Vita and PS4 versions as well for one price. Not sure if it will support cross-save though.

If this interests you, you might also want to check out Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God, already on Vita.

#5 Edited by tempura13 (463 posts) -

@Lhomity: Good to hear that!

@CyberLips: I'm with you! I tend to get lost when I'm presented with many options. It's great to play games like this on a portable, but I think you can't go wrong when playing this on a big screen either.

#6 Edited by Ballroompirate (22930 posts) -

Wow good find

#7 Posted by dipdish (868 posts) -

So many new games on PS Vita.