This next game from the developer behind Going Under is set in a crumbling underwater world that has become plagued by a mysterious curse and pollution.
You play as a brave hermit crab called Kril, and must explore an undersea society that “has entered a period of garbage-fueled prosperity.” That adventure will see you discover the dark forces of industry and the pollution placing it under threat.
To succeed on your epic treasure hunt to buy back your repossessed shell, you must wear the trash around you as shells to withstand attacks from enemies that are many times your size.
“I’ve had this game idea about a hermit crab that wears trash as a shell for like six years and nobody would let me do it,” explains Aggro Crab Games art director Nick Kaman. “They would say things like ‘We don’t have the budget’ or ‘You literally just drew a picture of a crab on a paper towel.’ That’s when Kowloon Nights came in with a fat stack of cash and bankrolled this dumb game about crabs eating garbage and fighting other crabs during the end of the world. Now Another Crab’s Treasure is real and there’s nothing anyone can do about it. I love this game.”
Aggro Crab Games narrative director Caelan Pollock adds: “We set out to create a game inspired by the challenge of games like Elden Ring or Sekiro that’s a bit more approachable to people who suck at those games (like us) while still respecting the challenge and threatening atmosphere that makes them so enticing.
“We think there’s way more room for innovation in Soulslikes than is currently being realized – it doesn’t have to be a grimdark medieval castle every time! Everything from our whimsical graphics to our over-the-top soundtrack to our character-driven storytelling serves to expand the genre in ways we think both longtime fans of souls games and new players will appreciate.”
The developer has outlined the game’s key features as below:
- Challenging yet approachable Soulslike combat;
- A grand undersea world to explore;
- Over 50 shells to try on and fend off attackers;
- Smite your enemies with powerful Umami Magic;
- Way Too Many Crabs.
Another Crab’s Treasure will release digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2023.