Yoshiro Kimura’s studio Onion Games – previously responsible for the superbly bizarre Switch shooter Black Bird – has revealed that Dandy Dungeon is headed to the Nintendo Switch eShop on June 27th for $24.99.
A roguelite RPG which places you in the role of a programmer who dreams of becoming a fantasy hero, the objective is to clear the dungeon and claim as much treasure as possible.
You can gain equipment to improve your chances and there’s even an online leaderboard to see how you rank against other players.
Here’s some PR:
Yamada-kun (Age 36) is a programmer at a major game publisher. He hates his job. Alone in his apartment, deep into the night, he toils to create a game of his own: it’s an RPG, and he is the hero, Brave Yamada! One day, he falls for his new neighbor Maria-chan. To nurture these feelings, adds Princess Maria into his game! Will they find love?
To clear a floor of a dungeon, use your controller or finger to draw a path to guide the Hero from the entrance to the exit. Use healing items and attack or defense spells with proper timing to keep the Hero alive and fighting! Clear all floors of a dungeon to get treasure! Clear all floors with a perfect path covering every square to get a big bonus!
Yamada-kun has implemented a brand-new, mysterious system! It’s a worldwide leaderboard, to determine who is the best Yamada-kun in all parallel universes! Show the world which equipment works best to clear each dungeon with the top score! We’re relying on you to show off your high score skills! Do you have the knowledge, wisdom and reflexes to be the world’s top Yamada-kun?
Musician Keiichi Sugiyama’s unique mix of chiptunes and humming compliments Yamada’s retro-themed world perfectly! He is joined by Caorinho Fujiwara, composer of the Japanese theme song: “Gyakkou Zinsei” (Life Against the Tide), and the mysterious guest singer Nagasa Bonus, whose smooth voice flows over the chiptunes of the English version’s theme song: ”Retrograde life”.