Tuck Into a Tasty Bowl of Dragon Fin Soup


Dragon Fin Soup? What the hell’s that? Some type of ancient Chinese remedy?

Nope. It’s the name of an upcoming PC roguelike RPG from indie shop Grimm Bros which has just launched a Greenlight campaign to secure a release on Steam.

Mixing fantasy JRPG tropes with dark humor and twisted fairytale inspirations, the game takes place across a diverse range of environments in a world set on the back of a giant dragon-turtle god known as Asura.

In story mode, players will take on the role of Red Robin on a quest for revenge spanning a “custom blend of scripted events, crafted story quests and procedurally generated missions,” accompanied by the usual mix of in-depth character progression and exploration. Survival mode, on the other hand, will deliver a truer roguelike experience with permadeath and pure dungeon diving for the sake of surviving as long as possible to set a high score.

Dragon Fin Soup‘s combat is said to consist of tactical, turn-based mechanics and accessible, streamlined controls that are more action oriented in execution. RPG fans will also be treated to tons of other key features, such as a dynamic day/night cycle, random changes in weather, pets, NPC party members, and all sorts of side activities like cooking, crafting, digging, fishing, mining, and rune tracking.

As I’m sure you’ve already noticed, the game also has a somewhat dark yet charming 2D aesthetic that already looks glorious in the pre-alpha stage of development. Thank concept artist and art director extraordinaire Randis Albion, one of the five global game designers that make up the Grimm Bros team, for that.

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