There are tons of Pokemon-inspired titles out there, but very few managed to replicate the experience the original titles manage to give their players. Recently, we saw developer Crema drop TemTem in late January, and was received favorably by Pokemon lovers and fans of the original title itself. Now, indie developer Bytten Studio dropped the announcement of Cassette Beasts.
Cassette Beasts puts players in the imaginary city of Harbourtown, New Wirral, filled with 120 monsters to catch and fuse together to create unique fully-animated fourteen thousand fusions. The number itself sounds astonishing and gives tons of replay value to the turn-based open-world RPG.
The studio adopts the GameBoy Advance-style of Pokemon games with its art style and gameplay mechanics, but what sets it apart is the fusion system and deep battle mechanics. Players will have to take of the elemental chemistry among their own team of creatures, and you can even affect your opponent's enemy type.
Cassette Beasts’ headline feature is its Fusion System, which allows it to generate unique, fully-animated sprites for any combination of two monsters. Any two of the 120 monster forms can be fused. Over fourteen thousand fusions are waiting to be discovered!
Cassette Beasts still doesn't have a release date as of the time of writing, but is expected to launch on Steam. If you want to check out some sample fusions, the developer has put a web-app online so you can see some different combinations with six different creatures that you can see here. Make sure to check out the announcement trailer below.
What do you think of Cassette Beasts from what we saw of the game so far? Do you think with the recent additions of TemTem and Cassette Beasts to the Pokemon-inspired title list, we will see more to come? Let us know your thoughts on the title in the comments section down below.