SOULVARS - A Stunning Deck-Building RPG of Burning Souls for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, and PC

Embark on a nostalgic adventure with SOULVARS, a fusion of stunning pixel art visuals, tactical gameplay, and a compelling narrative. Collect gear, assemble an unbeatable team, and engage in exhilarating deckbuilding combat. Available now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, and PC platforms.

General Information

Developer - ginolabo, SUCCESS Corp.


Genre - JRPG, Deckbuilding, Turn-Based Combat, Pixel Graphics, Cyberpunk, Card Game, RPG

Platform(s) - Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, and PC

Date Released - 18 Jun, 2023

Get ready to ignite your SOUL! SOULVARS is a pixel art, turn-based deckbuilding RPG inspired by classic JRPGs with a modern twist. Unravel a dark conspiracy as your party of Soulbearers faces off against invading Dominators in dynamic, action-packed battles.

SOULVARS, developed by ginolabo in collaboration with SUCCESS and SHUEISHA GAMES, delivers a captivating deck-building RPG experience

Combining stunning pixel art visuals, tactical gameplay mechanics, and an enthralling narrative. Drawing inspiration from beloved JRPGs of the past, this game offers a nostalgic adventure enhanced by modern gameplay elements and an upbeat soundtrack.

In this action-packed journey, players will explore a world filled with mystery and danger while collecting gear and assembling a formidable team for deckbuilding combat. With over 14 hours of content, SOULVARS caters to both casual players and die-hard RPG enthusiasts.

Originally created as a passion project by solo developer ginolabo, SOULVARS achieved immense success as a mobile game for Android and iOS in early 2022. It quickly soared to the top of the rankings, reaching #1 for paid RPG apps and #2 for paid game apps on both Google Play and iTunes in Japan. The game has received wide acclaim and continues to captivate mobile gamers.

Building upon its success, ginolabo partnered with SHUEISHA GAMES, the gaming branch of Japan's largest manga publisher, to bring SOULVARS to multiple gaming consoles and PC. This collaboration ensures that the transition from mobile to other platforms is not a simple port, as gameplay has been optimized and enhanced for each platform. The PC and console versions feature a horizontal UI and intuitive controller support, providing a seamless and dynamic gameplay experience on larger screens.

In addition to the gameplay enhancements, SOULVARS features stunning character illustrations in the key visuals and in-game, courtesy of prominent mangaka Shiro Usasaki, further enhancing the immersive experience.

The game's story revolves around the emergence of grotesque Dominators and the consequences of unchecked technology on humanity. As Yakumo, a freelance Soulbearer, players handle assignments from the private military contractor known as the "DDO" (Dominator Disposal Organization). Engage in turn-based tactical battles, strategically utilizing the innovative Soulbit system to combine actions and unleash over 100 breathtaking moves.

With a party-based combat system, players can customize their team to deal with different enemy types, identify weaknesses, and execute powerful finishing moves. The narrative unfolds as Yakumo and his fellow Soulbearers uncover the dangers of technology, delve into the origins of the DDO, and unravel the conspiracies surrounding the Dominators.

SOULVARS offers a localized experience in 12 languages, making it accessible to players worldwide. The game's interface and subtitles are available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Hindi.

Ignite your soul and embark on an action-packed journey with SOULVARS, now available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (Steam, Epic Games Store). Stay updated with the latest news by visiting the official website and following the game's official accounts on Twitter and Facebook.

SOULVARS takes deckbuilding combat to new heights with its innovative Soulbit system, offering deep strategy and high-speed RPG battles. Dive into a future where human souls can be digitized and join Yakumo on an exhilarating quest to counter the Dominators. Experience the dynamic pixel art animations and turn-based tactical planning that blend seamlessly to create a captivating gameplay experience.

Uncover the mysteries, master powerful Arts, and face thrilling challenges in this super-enhanced port of the acclaimed mobile original. The Steam version of SOULVARS offers an enhanced horizontal UI and intuitive controller input, ensuring a fast-paced and dynamic adventure on your favorite display.

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