Indie Monster-Collecting RPG Cassette Beasts Announced for PC, Linux, and Nintendo Switch

Cassette Beasts

Bytten Studio have announced monster-collecting RPG Cassette Beasts.

Players journey across the open-world of the island of New Wirral, capturing over 120 monsters and turning them into cassette tapes to transform themselves and allies. Some monsters even grant abilities while exploring as a human that aid in exploration and puzzles.

Players can also fuse with human allies and their monster forms in battle, creating one of over 1,400 powerful forms for battle. The stronger a bond they have with an ally, the better the result.

Battles also use elemental chemistry to create buffs, debuffs, and even change the opponent’s element. For example, the Glitter type seems to force its opponents to also become a Glitter type- much like an annoying piece of glitter you cannot get rid of.

You can find the reveal trailer below.

You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below.

Grab your cassette player, it’s time to transform!

Collect awesome monster forms to use during turn-based battles in this indie open-world RPG. Combine any two monster forms using Cassette Beasts’ Fusion System to create unique and powerful new ones!

Welcome to New Wirral, a remote island inhabited by creatures you’ve only dreamed of, nightmares you hopefully haven’t, and a cast of brave folks who use cassette tapes to transform for battle. To find a way home you’ll need to explore every inch of the island, and record monsters to tape to gain their abilities!


  • Transform into monsters using… retro cassette tapes?!
    Faced with the constant threat of monster attacks, the residents of Harbourtown, New Wirral choose to fight fire with fire. Record a monster to tape, then play it back to take on its form for battle!
  • Fuse monster forms
    Getting close to your companion has benefits–while transformed you can combine your strengths to gain the upper hand in battle! Any two monster forms can be fused to produce unique, fully-animated new fusion forms.
  • Explore a rich open world
    Certain monster abilities can be used in human form. You’ll need these to help you get around, solve puzzles, and locate dungeons. Glide, fly, swim, climb, dash, go invisible, or turn magnetic!
  • Travel alongside a diverse cast of human companions
    Never fight alone! Form bonds, spend time together, and help your selected partner complete personal goals to become a better team. The strength of your relationship determines how well you’re able to fuse!
  • Master a deep battle system
    Take advantage of elemental chemistry to apply extra buffs or debuffs alongside your attack, or even alter your opponent’s elemental type!

Cassette Beasts is coming soon to Windows PC, Linux (both via Steam), and Nintendo Switch.

Image: Steam



Taking his first steps onto Route 1 and never stopping, Ryan has had a love of RPGs since a young age. Now he's learning to appreciate a wider pallet of genres and challenges.