Our heroine, ladies and gentlemen. Dragon Fin Soup will follow the story of several playable characters; one of them is Red Robin, an alcoholic bounty hunter who hails from a remote village on Asura — essentially a planet formed on top of giant cosmic turtle that swims around in space-time.
The game's Story Mode promises a dark fairy tale-esque world filled with "murder, conspiracies and magic", but that's not where Dragon Fin Soup ends.
Being a turn-based RPG, Dragon Fin Soup will also have a roguelike Survival Mode where saving is limited, death is permanent, and your sole goal is to grow, explore, and survive (either on Asura, or inside a dungeon in the game's Endless Labyrinth Mode). Each game mode will be backed by fast-paced tactical combat, along with elaborate systems for crafting and procedural content generation, and a whole bunch of collectible pets and loot.
The video above shows a bit of the game in action. I really dig the hand-drawn portraits and the colours. Asura looks like a nice, vibrant place to be, as long as you don't get stabbed in the back, I guess. Gameplay-wise it looks like a more fluid Dungeons of Dredmor, which is certainly a really good thing.
The game has an ongoing Kickstarter campaign which is nearing 400 per cent funding and ends in just over a day, so at this point, the question isn't if we'll get the game, but when. If all goes well, expect to see Dragon Fin Soup on PC, PS Vita and PS4 in April 2015. I look forward to it, personally.
Dragon Fin Soup [Kickstarter]