news\ Mar 20, 2014 at 7:13 pm

PlayStation and PC getting stylish roguelike-RPG Dragon Fin Soup

Dragon Fin Soup

A new, five-team indie developer called Grimm Bros. is launching its debut game on PC, PlayStation 4, PS3, and PS Vita next year.

Dragon Fin Soup recently completed its goal on Kickstarter and is going strong at $30,000 and counting, well past its asking price of $20,000 with 21 days to go. The crowdfunding campaign will help raise money "for polish and adding a lot of fun features."

The turn-based game "plays like a mix of Chocobo’s Dungeon and Secret of Mana," according to Grimm Bros. There's a story mode, which is more like a classic RPG (focused on storytelling and character progression), and a survival mode, which is more like a roguelike (with permanent death).

The whole thing is set on a giant space turtle called Asura and is inspired by fantasy and fairy tales, said Ash Monif, the co-founder of Grimm Bros.

"We are not trying to retell the stories, but we plan to twist and reimagine these iconic tales," Monif wrote on the PS Blog. "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."

Dragon Fin Soup features elements such as day-night cycles, crafting, fishing, randomly generated quests, and more.

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