If you’re in the mood for an action RPG with an old school feel and tons of customization, then Cladun Returns: This is Sengoku! is right up your alley. Just released today for Playstation 4, Vita, and Windows via Steam platforms, Cladun Returns has a ton of features that got more than a bit of my attention.
You can make your character and their equipment however you’d like with a pixel editor. This was a feature I absolutely loved in 3-D Dot Game Heroes, so it’s nice to see someone else taking the concept and expanding upon it with the ability to change the look of your equipment as well.
You can play with up three other people to clear out dungeons together in the co-op mode or compete for the highest score in the versus mode. You can keep going back to them to try to top scores with a leaderboard system, adding a layer of replayability that’s more than a bit appreciated.
There are also a lot of classes and weapon-types to choose from. This means that you’re bound to able to find a character build that works with however you want to play.
And if you pick it up on Steam now through June 13th, you’ll get the soundtrack as a free bonus. You get 10 modern tracks, 10 8-bit tracks and a bonus track with the soundtrack.
Seeing a game in action is always a better way to gauge your interest, so you can check out the trailers below.