Nippon Ichi Software has released new information and screenshots for survival dungeon RPG Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi introducing the pose editor, jobs, gear, skills, consuming corpses, link attacks, and more.
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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.
■ The Basics
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.
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.
■ New Information
Strike a Pose with Your Characters
Not only you can edit your character’s faces and hairstyles, you can customize their character icons and cut-ins. Once you edit your character’s expressions, poses, and camera settings, those settings will be reflected in-game.
—Settings for the Poses and facial expressions can be changed at any time in the adventure hub.
Swing Your Sword, Eat Your Meals and Hone Your Skills!
There are two types of skills. Battle skills activated during combat and passive skills that are always active and useful both in battle and exploration.
—Bedrock Flip: A powerful battle skill that can be obtained by accumulating experience with axes.
—Improved Calorie Recovery: A passive skill that grants you more calories when you eat meals or ingredients. Prevents starving.
You can select a job for your adventurers at the start of the game. Each job has different stats, but can also learn different skills. Whether you focus on combat, dungeon crawling, cooking, or so on, choose the job that matches your play stlyle.
A defensive job skilled with the sword. Fit for the frontlines of the party.
“Quick Slash” is a sword battle skill that quickly comes around in the order of actions.
An offensive job. While lacking in defense, it is able to use four elemental spells that can exploit enemy weaknesses.
“Fire Spear” is a fire magic attack that pierces through three tiles on the grid.
While not fit for combat, cooks have high cooking skills. And while they may not be one for the frontlines, they can shine as the party’s healer.
“Low-Quality Food Affinity” is a passive skill that can reduce the disadvantages of eating low-quality foods.
Search for the Ultimate Gear with Extra Skills!
Weapons and armor can be obtained randomly from treasure chests within the dungeon. Gear with the same name can sometimes have different skills and skill levels. The higher the rarity, the more and greater skills tend to be attached to the gear, making it a critical part of enhancing your adventure experience. Open many chests to find the ultimate gear with extra skills.
—Skills attached to gear are random, but the gear’s rarity greatly affects this.
There are four types of weapons: swords, axes, spears, and bows. You can also fight with your hands by not equipping a weapon. Attack range, attack power, and the skills you can acquire differ with each weapon.
—Bows have a long attack range, but use an arrow when attacking. Make sure to craft arrows before battle.
There are three types of armor: head armor, body armor, and accessories. These affect your statuses such as your defense, as well as enhance your adventurers by possessing different skills.
Flip the Tides with “Corpse Consume”!
“Corpse Consume” is a command that restores your HP by eating fallen enemies or allies, and also activates a special skill that will only be active during that battle. How much HP you restore and which skills activate depend on the corpse you eat, but it can turn the tides of battle. When surrounded by strong enemies, make sure to consider the skills you can activate by consuming a corpse.
—By consuming the corpse of a Sadeye, the skill “Focused Shot” activates.
—Since “Focused Shot” is active, your attack will be a Critical Hit.
—Mandoragoras have the ability to attack twice. By consuming their corpses, your adventurers can use that ability as well.
Create Advantages by Surprise Attacks and Chains!
Running into monsters while exploring will trigger a battle. But if you touch them from behind without being noticed, you can start the battle in an “Advantage” state. In this state, everyone in your party can take action before the enemy.
This is reversed when you enter battle by an enemy running into you from behind. Beware of your surroundings to avoid being caught off guard.
—Chain (Link Attacks)
When you attack an enemy that is within another party character’s attack range, there is a fixed chance it will become a link attack. Your other party members will follow up with an additional attack.
Bows have weaker attack power than other weapons, so its true strength can be seen in Chains.
—By taking the initiative, you can significantly reduce the amount of damage you take. Always aim to start battle in the “Advantage” state.
—The cut-ins set in the Pose Editor will appear on screen when a link attack is activated.
—#1. Komugi-modoki-mizuabu (fake flour fly) can be turned into an ingredient resembling flour. It may widen the range of foods you can cook.
—#2. Ingredients have an expiration date. Their effects will lower as their freshness decreases. In order to prolong their freshness, you can try different methods such as freezing or smoking them.
—#3. Feed expired ingredients to your enemies.
—#4. There are mysterious altars within the dungeon. Offering magical stones to them may bring change to your adventurers and monsters.
—#5. In volcanic regions, not only do you need to watch out for the heat and dehydration, there will also be dangerous lava flowing throughout. Make sure you are prepared.
—#6. If you want to avoid battles, you can dash to escape enemies. Although this spends many calories and water, so try not to run amok wherever you please.
—#7. You can lure monsters by setting traps. Try crafting them once you have the ingredients.
—#8. During the night, monsters become more dangerous. Even monsters you were able to defeat with ease during the day may become a threat at night. Also, being on the same floor for too long attracts powerful monsters. Know when to move on.
Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi is due out for PlayStation 4 and Switch on January 27, 2022 in Japan. Read more about the game here and here.
View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.