Underhero indie developer Paper Castle has unveiled their 90s anime-inspired RPG Wander Stars for PC and Switch, with a crowdfunding campaign planned to launch soon.
Wander Stars is in development for Windows PC (via Steam) and Switch, bringing turn-based RPG combat with roguelike elements, all combined with a 90s anime-inspired art style. A Kickstarter campaign is planned to start soon.
Here’s a new trailer:
Here’s a rundown on the game:
Wander Stars is a turn-based RPG with roguelite elements where you make your own attacks by combining words to make your own fighting techniques. Learn new words to collect, combine, and experiment to discover enemy weaknesses, synergies, and strategies that will help you win your battles!
The story of Wander Stars follows Ringo, a young martial artist looking for her brother, and Wolfe, a mysterious scoundrel running from his past, as they join forces in an unlikely partnership to collect the pieces of the Wanderstar Map.
- Make your own attacks – Collect and combine different types of words to make your own fighting techniques like a SUPER AWESOME FIRE KICK!
- An anime you can play – Each run plays like an anime episode where you experience the adventure through exciting cutscenes and intense battles.
- Wander into adventure – Explore every place you visit through a randomized map and find treasures, rivals, special events and more!
- Binge and reruns – Replay episodes to learn hidden aspects of the story, find any events you missed, and train to earn permanent upgrades.