Dungeon Crawler RPG Labyrinth of Zangetsu Ready to Be Released

Written by Marcello TBL

Labyrinth of Zangetsu

Embark on a journey through a world tainted by the devastating Ink of Ruin in the upcoming stylish dungeon crawler RPG, Labyrinth of Zangetsu. PQube and ACQUIRE have teamed up to bring players an immersive and breathtaking experience that blends traditional Japanese art and modern design.


As you lead your team of warriors into the labyrinths, you’ll encounter terrifying Yokai beasts based on traditional Japanese folklore, ready to challenge your skills and strategy at every turn. Customize your party with unique stats, abilities, and appearances to fit your playstyle and ensure their survival in the ink-ruined land of Ido.

With stunning ink-brush art style environments that reveal themselves in real-time and an atmospheric soundtrack based on traditional Japanese music, players will be fully immersed in the game’s world. Position your strongest conscripts at the front for powerful attacks and defend with your more defensive allies in the back in the game’s intense strategic turn-based battle system.

Uncover the mysteries of the game’s world and story as you progress through the game, completing side quests and uncovering hidden lore. Explore a variety of aboveground and underground environments, each boasting unique landmarks, and encounter a range of exciting enemies to challenge your team’s strategy.

Labyrinth of Zangetsu is set to release on April 20th, 2023, for Steam, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. Get ready to ink your path in a spiraling narrative and purify the labyrinths in the moonlit city of Ido!

Below and overview of the game via Steam and the release date trailer.

Set in the Ido period, the world has blackened under the disaster of the ‘Ink of Ruin’. Conscript a team of skilled warriors to venture deep into the impure Labyrinths and conquer the Ink plaguing the land. Dangerous yokai await you inside! Will you return unscathed and free the land of this stain?

Labyrinth of Zangetsu’s artwork is truly mesmerising; seamlessly blending traditional Japanese art with modern design elements. As you navigate through the game’s various environments, the beauty and complexity of its artwork become even more apparent as landmarks such as torii gates start to build in around you…

As you plunge deeper into winding labyrinths the line between reality and nightmare becomes blurred. The creatures you will encounter in Labyrinth of Zangetsu are not merely monsters, but entities steeped in traditional Japanese folklore and legend, whose very presence will fill players with an unshakeable sense of dread…

The ink-ruined land of Ido is a place where only the strongest and most adaptable can hope to survive. To stand any chance against these malevolent spirits, players must customise their hero to the fullest extent, tailoring every stat and ability to their specific needs. In this brutal world, only the most cunning and ruthless heroes will emerge victorious, their journey fuelled by the unending quest for power and survival.

Structure your team strategically with the unique ‘front & back’ mechanic; positioning your strongest conscripts at the front for powerful attacks, and your more defence allies in the back to help defend against unrelenting attacks! 

In the desolate world of Labyrinth of Zangetsu, the Ink of Ruin has wrought unimaginable devastation, leaving a land shrouded in darkness and despair. To confront this abomination, a team of battle-hardened warriors must delve deep into the impure Labyrinths, where the very air is thick with the stench of death. But as they fight to reclaim what was lost, they will discover that the true horrors lie not just in the Ink, but in the twisted depths of the game’s haunting lore, waiting to be uncovered through harrowing side quests.


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Marcello TBL

Italian Dad in love with Turn-Based RPGs and Indie Games. In 2018 he started Turn Based Lovers and now he can't live without it.