The console and PC (Steam) versions of pixel art turn-based deckbuilding RPG SOULVARS will launch in 2023, publisher Shueisha Games and developer ginolabo announced.
Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:
Burn your SOUL! SOULVARS is a pixel art turn-based deckbuilding RPG where your party of Soulbearers face off against invading Dominators in dynamic high-speed battles.
- A Future Where Human Souls Can be Digitized… – Humanity faces the consequences of its technology with the sudden appearance of grotesque Dominators. Elite units consisting of Soulbearers, next-generation humans born with alternate Souls, are dispatched day and night to intercept and counter Dominator attacks. The story follows Yakumo, a freelance Soulbearer, as he handles assignments from private military contractor “DDO” (Dominator Disposal Organization).
- Deep, Exhilarating Battles and Character Growth – Experience the best of both worlds – dynamic pixel art animations and turn-based tactical planning. Each enemy is a puzzle to solve, a challenge to overcome! Identify their weaknesses and combine Soulbit actions to unleash powerful finishing moves! Explore the cityscape and hunt unique Dominators for rare and powerful gear on your path to mastering the ultimate Arts!
- Super-Enhanced Port of Acclaimed Mobile Original – The original mobile version, released in January 2022, soared up the rankings to #1 for paid RPG apps and #2 for paid game apps on both Google Play and iTunes (in Japan), and continues to garner wide acclaim (4.6 score average on iTunes, 4.8 on Google Play as of Sep 2022).The Steam version offers an enhanced horizontal UI and intuitive controller input, combining the speed of SOULVARS with full dynamism on your favorite display!
Watch the Tokyo Game Show 2022 trailer below.