Nippon Ichi Software announced their new strategy RPG, Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi,  for PS4 and Switch at TGS 2021 Online! The game features character designs by Takehito Harada who is best known for Disgaea and Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk. Check out more details below courtesy of Gematsu:

■ About

  • Title: Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi

  • Genre: Survival strategy RPG

  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Switch

  • Release Date: January 27, 2022

  • Players: One

  • Price: 6,980 yen (without tax) / 7,678 yen (with tax)

  • Official Website: nippon1.jp

Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi

Nippon Ichi Software will release Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi for PlayStation 4 and Switch. In this first news release, we would like to share information about the character creation system and a key feature of the game: “Cooking.”

■ About

Eat everything and become stronger! An all-new dungeon survival strategy RPG!

Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi

Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi is a dungeon survival tactical RPG where you lead a group of adventurers who are stranded, out of a dungeon by gathering food and materials.

Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi

Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi

Takehito Harada and Nippon Ichi software deliver a new strategy RPG!

Character design is by Takehito Harada, who is also the character designer for Disgaea series, Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk, and The Witch and the Hundred Knight.

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Development is by Nippon Ichi software, developer of the Disgaea series, Phantom BraveSoul Cradle and the World Eaters, and other strategy RPGs.

■ Story

“Stranded in a dungeon!? Escape while fighting your hunger and thirst!”

A group of adventurers end up stranded in a dungeon that they heard was “for beginners.” When their thirst and hunger were at their peak, they come across a corpse of a giant dead monster.

Once the group manages to escape starving to death, they look for a way out. Reach for the surface by eating delicious things, weird things, and everything in between.

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■ Characters

Create your own adventurer!

Your adventurers end up stranded inside the dungeon’s “sealed place,” which has been known to be where new adventurers head to prove their worth.

You can change the appearance of your adventurers at the start of the game. You can create up to four characters. Once you have formed a party of up to four characters, head off to your adventure!

Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi

Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi

Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi

Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi

Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi

Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi

Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi

Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi

What you can do in the character creator.

At the beginning of the game you can change the hair, face, voice, and job of your character. This can be also changed during the game by crafting and using certain items.

Jobs can rage from Swordsman, which specializes in sword combat; Cook, which can bring variety to your survival foods; and Unemployed, which house infinite possibilities.

Characters will acquire different skills and status growths, so finding your favorite combination is part of the fun.

Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi

Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi

Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi

Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi

■ System: Survival – Dungeon Diving x Survival

Survive in the dungeon!

You can freely move around the map, gathering plants and minerals, as well as fight monsters to obtain their meat. The deeper you dive into the dungeon, the stronger the monsters will become, but the better the materials you can find.

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Your biggest enemy is “calories” and “hydration”?

Exploring can mean finding useful materials for continuing your adventure, but depending on the moves you make, you will use up your “calories” and “hydration.” Once your calories and hydration reach a critical state, you will have a hard time fighting. Fighting monsters and eating them, and eating and exploring—make sure you have a balanced adventurer’s diet!

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The key to your adventure is camping.

Whenever you proceed to the next floor in a dungeon, you can take a rest. Ready yourself for the enemies ahead by cooking with the materials you gathered and upgrading your weapons.

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■ System: Battle – Eat, Feed, and Procure Ingredients!

Survival x Strategy RPG

A fusion between survival gameplay of living inside a harsh environment and Simulation RPG gameplay of leading and training your units!

Whenever you touch a monster on the map, it will seamlessly transition into battle. Battles are carried out on a grid-based strategy RPG system. Turns will play out according to whoever has the most speed on the battlefield. Calories and hydration will also be used during battles, so be sure to make wise decisions.

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Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi

Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi

Powering up with monster meat!? Change the tide of battle by eating ingredients!

When you defeat a monster, you will get different ingredients depending on the monster. Eating these will replenish your calories and hydration but give the adventurer a status boost for a limited time as well.

You can also aim to feed your enemies certain foods to weaken them…?

Put everything in your mouth, whether it is a monster’s corpse, a weed you just picked, or your friend that just died.

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■ System: Cooking – Go Beyond with Adventure Foods!

Cook up “Adventure Foods” with gathered materials.

You can cook “Dishes” by combining multiple materials that will enhance your adventurer’s statuses. If there is character with high “cooking skill,” the dishes will have better effects despite having the same recipe.

Using materials as items to consume and enhance, or to use them to grow your basic stats is up to your experience and judgement.

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Foods you can cook while you are in the camp.

There are over 50 recipes of foods that will lighten up your adventures. Try different combinations to create new foods!

—Meat Stew: A stew with large chunks of monster meat. The hero Desh loves this classic meat dish.

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—Roasted Bug Skewer: Sometimes there will be some “creative” foods on the adventurers table.

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■ Promotional Image

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■ Box Art

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Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi

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