Simply once I thought my long-standing love/hate relationship with Pokémon (and all its offshoots) was over, the just lately launched Cassette Beasts took me again down the rabbit gap. The most recent creature-collectathon is barely getting higher, nonetheless, as developer Bytten has introduced a brand new enlargement and an upcoming multiplayer mode. Within the meantime, you may try the 1.2 replace known as Catacombs which is obtainable proper now.
The Catacombs replace provides a wholesome bag of recent stuff together with ten new strikes and eight new beasts: three remastered types, 4 all-new beasts, and a “secret distinctive monster.” That extra-secret monster could be the one teased within the trailer above, frolicking within the deserted mine’s new (and likewise very secret) location.
Darkish underground cavern with crystals, hidden endgame location housing high-level threats, and an ominous mysterious monster ready on the finish? I am getting sturdy pre-birth flashbacks to Pokémon Crimson and Blue and Sky Cave, giving us an intimidating confrontation with Mewtwo. How far will the similarities go? Will the brand new legendary beast have a tragic backstory? How about an inspirational monologue in regards to the present of life? One can solely hope.
Multiplayer is not a part of the replace, sadly, however it’s below improvement and can assist as much as eight buddies who you may battle, commerce, and raid with. In the meantime, the workforce was extra secretive in regards to the upcoming enlargement except for the identify: Pier Of The Unknown.
In her Bestest Finest evaluation, our personal Katharine known as the sport a “Pokémon for considering folks, the sort that caters to these lifelong Poké peeps who at the moment are of their 30s (and have wished Pokémon would develop with them ).” It units itself aside from Nintendo’s RPGs with a nostalgic artwork fashion and the flexibility to fuse two beasts, creating some funky half-and-half designs.
Cassette Beasts is normally accessible for £17 / $20 / €20 on Steam, however is presently 20% off as a part of the Steam Summer time Sale. Or you may play it on Recreation Move.