SNES nostalgia - Dragon Fin Soup roundup

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We take a look at the Kickstarter campaign from Grimm Bros, which greatly surpassed its funding goal to bring their twisted SNES-style RPG to life.

We’ve been following Dragon Fin Soup ever since it first appeared on Kickstarter last month. What initially caught our attention was the polished SNES-style look to the game, and once we watched the dev’s pitch video we knew this was something we should be keeping our beady eyes on.

So, what is Dragon Fin Soup? Well, it’s a top-down, turn-based RPG, with inspiration from classic SNES RPGs of old. The game is set on the back of a giant dragon-turtle, called Asura, who ‘swims the multiverse of space-time’. Surely that description alone should be enough? No? OK, read on.

The Story Mode of Dragon Fin Soup will allow you to play as the game’s first playable character, Red Robin. Red is a new take on the protagonist of the fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood – she is described by the dev’s as “a cheerful yet raging alcoholic that makes a living as a sword for hire and bounty hunter in a remote country village. A year ago Robin lost her memory but her dark bloody past has come back to haunt her with a vengeance. Slowly as Robin rediscovers herself she begins to remember the horrible events of her violent past, the death of her family, betrayal, and exile. But there is much more to Robin's existence… As the story unfolds and with every twist in the plot the player is pulled deeper into a world of murder, conspiracies and magic.”

The second game mode is Survival Mode – a roguelike mode where you start at level 1 in a forest, with little supplies to keep you going. From here you will discover procedurally generated dungeons to explore, which will increase in difficulty as you progress, and be packed full of traps, monsters and mini-games. As this mode is roguelike, if you die that’s it, game over.

Initially beginning their quest of being funded over on Kickstarter last month, Grimm Bros goal was to reach $24,000, to ensure Dragon Fin Soup could be fully realised and released. They set up some stretch goals too, which included extra features like new weapons, armour sets, game modes and characters. As of right now, with their campaign complete, their total pledged amount stands at an amazing $119,719, which is a massive 498% of their initial target. With this, plenty of stretch goals were unlocked, which include extra quests for pet companions, a new playable character, extra dungeons and more.

Take a look at the video below, it shows off gameplay footage of the first quests for Red Robin, with the dev’s explaining some of the game’s features too.

If you’re a fan of old school RPGs and unique interpretations of familiar characters, then Dragon Fin Soup could be for you. The game is set for release sometime later this year on PC, Mac, Linux, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, iOS and Android.

Is Dragon Fin Soup your kind of game? What did you make of the dev video? Let us know in the comments below.

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