Nippon Ichi Software shared new details about upcoming dungeon RPG by the Disgaea developers, Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi! The company detailed dungeons, monsters, survival elements and much more. Check it out below courtesy of Gematsu:

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

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

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■ The Basics

Story Summary

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.

Create Your Own Adventurers

You can change the hairstyle, face, voice, job, and more of your adventurers. There are a number of jobs from Swordsman to Mage, Cook, Unemployed, and more. Form a party of four and challenge the dungeon.

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Adventure Foods

Using the ingredients you find in the dungeon, you can cook “adventure foods” that will strengthen your adventurers. In battle, ingredients can also be fed to enemies to weaken them.

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■ New Information

One Mistake and You Lose it All!? Thrilling Dungeon Exploration

When the leader of your adventure party dies, you will lose the levels you gained and the ingredients you collected. Unlocked recipes and equipment will carry over, but you will have to start again and challenge the dungeon from the beginning.

Exploring the dungeon is a process of repeated trial and error. Utilize your fatal mistakes as food for your next dungeon dive.

—It is easy to gather plants and wood in this multi-floor forest inhabited by numerous plant-type monsters.

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—Monster House: As you ascend dungeon floors, a large number of monsters may surround you. Utilize your knowledge, experience, and items to cut your way through and survive.

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The Monsters that Inhabit the Dungeon

Dungeons are inhabited by a variety of monsters. From time to time, you may encounter special types labeled “Elite” or “Unique.” Since these monsters have different traits and resistances from normal types, you might get hurt if you act reckless… But you can gain plenty of experience points by defeating them, and they have a higher drop rate for rare ingredients, so take them on if you think you have it in you.

—Soldier: A lizard monster that attacks in groups.

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—Mercenary: The Unique form of a Soldier. It has the ability to increase the defense of other monsters of the same type.

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Also, by going far enough into the dungeon, you will encounter and battle a boss monster that guards the altar. Defeating this boss will make your adventure a little easier, as the altar can be used as a starting point for the party.

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Boil or Grill It! Learn Skills by Eating Adventure Foods!

“Adventure Foods” are made by combining ingredients found in the dungeon. They replenish calories, boost stats, and can even be used to learn new skills.

You can also make completely different dishes using the same ingredients depending on how you cook them.

Failure is a key part of cooking. Try not to follow the recipe exactly all the time.

—By “grilling” two types of meat, you will make “roasted meat.” This is said to be the original meat dish and can be made from the start of your adventure.

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—By “frying” the same ingredients, you will make kushikatsu. While it recovers less HP than grilled meat, it allows you to learn more skills.

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Even when cooking the same dish, its perfection level will vary depending on the ingredients used and the cooking ability of the party member that made it. The more perfect the dish, the higher its recovery and ability boost rate.

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Save Your Eyes from Low-Quality Dishes! “Safety Mode” Disguises Its Appearance!

Since Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi is all about surviving in a dungeon, you will inevitably come across some revolting ingredients or dishes with a strong visual impact. For those who have a phobia of insects or disgusting things, but want to play this game, there is an option to turn on or off “censors” that black out the stuff that might be hard to look at.

—Safety Mode – Off

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—Safety Mode – On

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Various Difficulty Options from Sweet to Spicy

While you can choose your difficulty level at the beginning of the game, the hardcore gameplay will not change—when you die, you start again from level 1. There are four difficulty options, from “Easy” in which you can obtain a wealth of ingredients, to “Nightmare” in which death always follows. You can change the difficulty level mid-game.

—Good to play even if you are bad at games! Choose the difficulty level that suits you.

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Pay Attention to the Flavor Text!

All items—ingredients and recipes included—feature flavor text containing various information that offer a glimpse into the game’s world. Why not snack on it during your adventure?

—“Insect Bread” instead of “Steamed Bread”? What in the world is this made out of…? (Editor’s Note: Both “Insect Bread” and “Steamed Bread” are read as “Mushipan” in Japanese.)

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Survival Tips

—#1. If your adventurers are fatigued, they will not be able to unleash their full strength and may fall to enemies they would normally defeat with ease.

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—#2. You may encounter a monster with a green, fruit-like head during your adventure. Be careful as its stats may differ from normal monsters.

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—#3. The dish known as kushikatsu seems to have been passed down from culture to culture.

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—#4. Food can be “processed” at any time by cutting it up, grilling it, and so on. This changes its effects, so be sure to try out various forms of processing.

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Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi releases on January 27th 2022 for PS4 and Switch in Japan. Stay tuned at Final Weapon for the latest Japanese gaming news and updates!

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