SOULVARS, the popular turn-based RPG deckbuilder is coming out on June 27th. It will be coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
This title is inspired by classic JRPGs with modern gameplay elements. This action-packed pixel art game provides players with a nostalgic yet fresh experience. Both fans of classic JRPGs and newcomers to the genre will surely enjoy the innovative gameplay mechanics, pixel art visuals, and memorable soundtrack.
SOULVARS will be featured in the upcoming Steam Next Fest with a demo from June 19th-26th. In the meantime, watch the new gameplay teaser trailer for a glimpse at what to expect. The teaser can be found at the bottom of the article.
What is SOULVARS?
In SOULVARS, the emergence of grotesque Dominators has brought about the consequences of technology for humanity, and as a result, Elite units comprising Soulbearers – the next generation of humans born with alternate Souls – are deployed around the clock to intercept and counter these attacks. Players take on the role of a Yakumo, a freelance Soulbearer, as he handles assignments from private military contractor “DDO” (Dominator Disposal Organization).
- Classic JRPG nostalgia with a modern twist – Players immerse themselves in a game that blends the best of two worlds. Stylish pixel art animations and dynamic, turn-based tactical planning.
- Deckbuilding combat system – Collect gear to expand your Soulbits – cards for your hand – and personalize your deck, then mix and match various Soulbits to uncover new attacks and unlock over 100 different Arts and Abilities. Hunt for rare and powerful gear by defeating unique Dominators on your journey to mastering the ultimate Arts!
- Party-based combat – Each enemy is a puzzle to solve, a challenge to overcome! Customize your party to deal with different enemy types, identify their weaknesses and combine Soulbit actions to unleash over 200 powerful finishing moves!
SOULVARS began as a passion project for solo developer, ginolabo, and was initially designed as a classic JRPG. It became a huge success when it was released as a mobile game for Android and iOS in early 2022, soaring 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 among mobile gamers.
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