Console players will have the opportunity to try their hand at the anime-style Souls-like RPG Little Witch Nobeta, set to release on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on March 7, 2023.
The words "cutesy" and "Souls-like" are very seldom used in the same sentence, but Little Witch Nobeta takes what we have become accustomed to in the genre and flips it upside down. The devs say the game sets itself apart from other RPGs with the use of action shooter controls that are blended with several JRPG elements to create a unique playthrough.
An interesting feature added in, which we normally do not see in these types of games, is the difficulty option. Some gamers are not used to wanting to bash their keyboard with a hammer after dying to the same boss 9,000 times in a row, so the ability to change from Standard mode to Normal is a nice touch. Standard mode is the most basic difficulty mode that is much less blood-boiling and allows for a much less stressful playthrough, while Normal mode will test your limits and patience as most other Soulsy games do. There are talks going on behind the scenes in regard to a Hard mode being added, but that has yet to be confirmed at this time.
The 3D action shooter has been available via Steam since September 2022, and the aim of the game is to explore the depths of a twisting and wicked castle in search of secrets it may hold. Along the way, players will come face-to-face with ghastly creatures and dark spirits that lurk around every corner, and it is up to them to destroy any looming threat within those castle walls. You will also make friends with a mysterious and adorable black cat that appears to be untouched by the demonic forces at play here. While the game is cute and quite frilly, it does still give that feeling of overwhelming dread as you traverse the castle, which is the key to any good Souls-like game.