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Niche Spotlight – Coromon

Coromon

Today’s Niche Spotlight is Coromon, a monster tamer RPG by TRAGsoft and Freedom Games.

The labs for the global research group Lux Solis have been attacked by an unknown enemy, and it’s up to you to unravel the mystery and defend the world of Velua. Capture and tame over 100 species of Coromon and build squads to battle rival trainers, hostile wildlife, and massive bosses. Further customize your experience with several difficulty options and built-in randomizers to add a wide range of strange modifiers to your playthrough.

You can find the launch trailer below.

Coromon is available on Windows PC and Mac via the Epic Games Store and Steam for $19.99.

You can find a rundown (via Steam) below:

The sun begins to dawn on Velua, a new day for the world and a new day for you, a freshly minted Battle Researcher of the global research society known as Lux Solis. It’s your first day and everything goes smoothly until a mysterious force attacks your latest workplace. Build up a squad of Coromon, track down the invaders, and grapple with a rising threat that endangers everyone on Velua!

Tactical Turn-Based Battles 

Coromon is all about taming the eponymous wildlife and challenging the rest of the world: other wildlife, trainers, or titanic bosses!

  • Build a team from more than 100 charming creatures, defined by their elements, traits, and skills. Catch, train then set them loose on your rivals!
  • Master a stamina-based battle system where every action costs energy, so choose skills and attacks carefully. Deal damage, sap enemy stamina with status effects, or nullify them through dozens of conditions to emerge victorious.
  • Challenge friends online and see whose Coromon squads are the best of the best.

A Compelling Story 

The first day at Lux Solis is just the first step in a much greater adventure. Soon you’ll be thrust into a story grand in scope and great of importance, as a mysterious, alien threat emerges. It’s up to you to help Lux Solis put a stop to their dastardly designs.

  • Pursue the antagonists’ trail across six major zones and cities, with dozens of interconnecting routes to explore. Each one brimming with quests, secrets, and items to find.
  • Explore the furthest reaches of Velua, from frozen glacial caverns to the depths of blistering deserts.
  • Play a key role throughout a fully-fledged classic JRPG narrative, complete with plot twists, turns, and revelations that not all is as it seems…

Play the Way You Want 

Coromon empowers you to create an experience just the way you want.

  • Difficulty is more than just stat changes. Each option changes the fundamental mechanics, making the game as challenging as you want.
  • Want a stress-free, chill playthrough? Immerse yourself in the story on the easiest setting without hassle, or focus on tactics, number-crunching, and resource management.
  • Want a more high-stakes challenge? Use the built-in Randomizer and Nuzlocke modes to put fan favorite twists on the creature catching experience.
  • Create the trainer you want, using hundreds of customizable elements like hair, fashion, and more.

A Word from the Developers 

We’re honored to be able to provide Coromon to you, a game we’ve poured our heart into. Coromon is our tribute to the classics of this RPG sub-genre. While staying loyal to the core gameplay, we wanted to add new features but also keep the iconic retro look, with a modernized pixel art style.

Thank you for checking out Coromon. We hope you will enjoy the game as much as we enjoyed creating it!

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