Here’s an overview of the game, via Impact Gameworks:
Tangledeep is a dungeon-crawling tribute to the golden age of RPGs, inspired by the lively visuals and music of such classic games as Secret of Mana and Chrono Trigger. Its strategic, turn-based gameplay combines the accessibility and polish of these games, and draws from a rich history of roguelikes from NetHack to Shiren the Wanderer and even modern dungeon crawlers like Diablo. Players can approach the titular, ever-changing labyrinth in a myriad of ways, using the game’s robust character job system and huge assortment of equipment to create a unique experience with each playthrough.
The Tangledeep soundtrack is also highly notable, featuring two styles: an authentic, retro SNES version, and a modern version with beautiful orchestration and live-recorded instrumentalists. Largely including music written by Andrew “zircon” Aversa (the game’s programmer and designer), the Tangledeep soundtrack will also feature guest contributions by legendary composers such as Hiroki Kikuta of Secret of Mana and Seiken Densetsu 3 fame and Grant Kirkhope, composer for games like GoldenEye 007, Banjo-Kazooie, and Yooka-Laylee.
Impact Gameworks also announced that the PC version of the game has added a new “Monster Corral” feature, which enables players to capture any monster and add them to their in-game corral located in Riverstone Grove. Each monster has its own stats and traits, and will respond differently to other monsters in the corral. However, with proper care and affection, a happy monster can accompany players as they explore and fight their way through the labyrinth. Captured monsters will develop relationships with one another over time, and can be bred to hatch new monsters with similar characteristics and stats to that of their parents.
More details about the Switch version of Tangledeep will be announced in the coming months.