Retro-JRPG Soulvars Is Landing on PC & Consoles Next Month

Written by Marcello TBL


Shueisha Games and Ginolabo are excited to announce that SOULVARS, deckbuilder RPG, will be coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (Steam, Epic Games Store) on June 27th!


Inspired by classic JRPGs with modern gameplay elements, this action-packed pixel art game offers players a nostalgic yet fresh experience. Both fans of classic JRPGs and newcomers to the genre will surely appreciate the innovative gameplay mechanics, pixel art graphics, and memorable soundtrack. SOULVARS will be featured in the upcoming Steam Next Fest with a demo available from June 19th to June 26th.

Below an overview of the game via Steam and Trailer


SOULVARS takes deckbuilding combat to the next level with the innovative Soulbit system.
Combine Soulbit actions and use deck-controlling Abilities to pull off 100+ breathtaking moves.

Tactically counter powerful attacks and debuffs from enemy “Dominators”, and time your counterattacks for maximum effect!

Enjoy the best of both worlds: deep deckbuilding strategy and high-speed RPG battles!

◆ A future where human souls can be digitized…

Humanity faces the consequences of its technology with the sudden appearance of grotesque Dominators. Elite units consisting of Soulbearers, next-generation humans born with alternate Souls, are dispatched day and night to intercept and counter Dominator attacks. The story follows Yakumo, a freelance Soulbearer, as he handles assignments from private military contractor “DDO” (Dominator Disposal Organization).

◆ Deep, exhilarating battles and character growth

Experience the best of both worlds – dynamic pixel art animations and turn-based tactical planning. Each enemy is a puzzle to solve, a challenge to overcome!Identify their weaknesses and combine Soulbit actions to unleash powerful finishing moves! Explore the cityscape and hunt unique Dominators for rare and powerful gear on your path to mastering the ultimate Arts!

◆ Super-enhanced port of acclaimed mobile original

The original mobile version, released in January 2022, soared up the rankings to #1 for paid RPG apps and #2 for paid game apps on both Google Play and Tunes (in Japan), and continues to garner wide acclaim (4.6 score average on iTunes, 4.8 on Google Play as of Sep 2022). The Steam version offers an enhanced horizontal UI and intuitive controller input, combining the speed of SOULVARS with full dynamism on your favorite display!


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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.