Brighton-based developer Bytten Studio has unveiled Cassette Beasts, an open-world RPG coming to Xbox consoles, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Set on a remote island called New Wirral, Cassette Beasts‘ twist on the Pokémon formula sees its cast record their creatures on cassette tapes. These tapes can then be used to fuse monster forms, remixing them into more powerful beasts. Any two of the game’s 120 monsters can be fused together in this way for over 14,000 possible combos.
We’re promised a rich open world to explore in Cassette Beasts, with certain abilities able to be used outside of battle. These include flying, swimming, climbing, dashing and even turning magnetic. You’ll have to use all of these and more as you navigate the world and explore dungeons. And not forgetting to help you solve puzzles, of course. Did we mention you can transform yourself?
You’ll be meeting a diverse cast of characters in your adventure, and building bonds to strengthen relationships. Doing so will help you and your monsters form a better team. Cassette Beasts‘ battle system itself will also see you taking advantage of elemental chemistry to maximise your attacks and defence.
Check out the game’s announcement trailer for yourself down below. Cassette Beasts doesn’t have a release date yet, but it’ll be coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. It’ll also be coming to Xbox Game Pass on launch, once it does.