Dragon Fin Soup is an SNES-style RPG for PC, PS3, PS4, Vita

Grimm Bros, the studio created last year by former Human Head COO Ash Monif, has announced its first game: a take on the Red Riding Hood fairy tale called Dragon Fin Soup.

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Grimm Bros, the studio created last year by former Human Head COO Ash Monif, has announced its first game: Dragon Fin Soup. The announcement pitches it as a combination of RPG elements, from classic turn-based tactics to roguelike permanent death. It's coming to PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Vita.

The official site describes it as styled after classic Super NES JRPGs. The 2D art is being made by Randis Albion, who co-founded the company in the original studio announcement last year. A post on the PlayStation.Blog lists games like Secret of Mana and Chocobo's Dungeon as influences. It features crafting, randomly generated quests, and day and night cycles.

True to the studio's original mission statement, this debut game intends to put its own twist on classic fairy tales. For example Red Robin, inspired loosely by Red Riding Hood, is an alcoholic mercenary. She serves as the central character in Dragon Fin Soup, and learns more about herself after a dose of classic JRPG-induced amnesia. The story takes place on Asura, a giant space turtle, so the team is clearly blending influences. Check out the trailer below.

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    March 24, 2014 1:15 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Dragon Fin Soup is an SNES-style RPG for PC, PS3, PS4, Vita.

    Grimm Bros, the studio created last year by former Human Head COO Ash Monif, has announced its first game: a take on the Red Riding Hood fairy tale called Dragon Fin Soup.

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      March 24, 2014 2:00 PM

      As someone who grew up with the 8bit area and onward I have a certain fondness for it. However, I'm a bit tired of indies falling to pixel art for pretty much everything they make. I don't know if it's that they really love it that much, it's a cost effective style, or they lack imagination. Either way I'm happy to see something a bit more retro, with an art style befitting a modern game.

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        March 24, 2014 2:40 PM

        I think it's more with retro is the in-style thing. I'd think it takes more effort to do the full range of emotions with 8-bit art than modern day sprites. But, I think I'm getting near my limit for the style.

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          March 24, 2014 3:16 PM

          The worse tease is at the end of the PS2's dominance entering into last gen we started getting these really beautifully detailed hand drawn games like Odin Sphere, and at some point I started hoping we'd see some return to that and get a host of really gorgeous hand drawn games in HD. That never really happened, and I think there's plenty of room to experiment there and make some fantastic artwork.

          Dust: An Elysian Tail is really the only thing that sticks out in my mind.

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      March 24, 2014 2:43 PM

      The 'tactical action' seems like an odd balance based on the video.

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      March 25, 2014 3:26 AM

      I like the art style and the HD grafx look great! I'll keep my eye out for this.

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      March 25, 2014 7:08 AM

      Nice art style looks interesting