Young Souls is coming to PS4 on March 10

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Young Souls is coming to PS4 on March 10

How 1P2P Studio created the RPG brawler of their dreams.

Hello, I am Jérôme from 1P2P Studio and we developed the RPG brawler Young Souls. We posted a couple of months ago about the game’s bosses, and we’re back today to finally announce the game’s launch date! Prepare to slay some goblins soon when Young Souls is released on March 10. To celebrate, I’ll write a bit about what makes this game so special.

Young Souls is coming to PS4 on March 10

A 2D brawler, yes – but also… 

With Young Souls, our original goal was to create the ideal beat ’em up game.  Baptiste (my 1P2P co-founder) and I really love classic 2D brawlers and we wanted to mix influences and concepts that were close to our hearts in order to create the core gameplay of Young Souls.

Two opposing worlds

The Young Souls universe is divided into two distinct worlds: the human world and the goblin world. Our heroes belong to the human world, and you’ll start your adventure with Jenn and Tristan in their everyday life before an unfortunate event opens a gate to the goblin world. This mysterious gate was discovered in the basement of their house and will be a key location to the game. Keeping the duality between the two worlds was key to us, and you’ll be able to travel between them throughout the game.

In the human world, you can roam freely from the twin’s manor to the city of Portsborough, where you’ll find multiple shops and habitants to talk to. In the city’s underground lies a way into the Goblin market, where hidden friendly goblins will offer you gear to overcome the difficulties that you’ll face in the goblin world’s many dungeons.

In fact, the goblin world is where the “action” part of the game is. You’ll explore and unravel its dangers as well as its many secrets. As you can imagine, the further you progress in the goblin world, the tougher your foes will be. In order to handle the game’s hordes of raging enemies, we built a progression and leveling system close to what an RPG offers.

The core influence of RPGs

In Young Souls, your heroes constantly evolve. Each time you level up your stats will rise, provided you get some sleep first.

Equipment also helps boost your stats. From dungeon to dungeon, you’ll find new weapons and combat gear. Each equipment is unique and offers exclusive features that allow you to personalize your experience and help progress your character the way you want. Also, most equipment can be upgraded via the many shopkeepers in the goblin market, helping to boost stats and unlock new capacities.

The twins’ abilities are derived entirely from their gear, and we’ve created a system that doesn’t restrict you to a single way of evolving. You can change a character’s build at any time – for example, going from a lightweight magician who attacks at a distance to a heavy soldier with a hammer who favors close-up fighting. Depending on the enemies ahead, it’s quite easy to adapt accordingly.

In solo mode, you can equip both characters individually and switch between them at any time. This opens up a system of devastating combos through the use of complementary weapons and spells.

Here are some designs for the twins’ armors and hats.

Slaying goblins, and looking cool doing it

In Young Souls, another important feature for us was to make the equipment as visually distinct and visible as possible in-game. Thus, visual customization was a major part of the development process. We wanted our heroes to keep their adolescent appearances even while wearing their combat outfits. Following this idea, we created two coexisting customization systems: one that permits clothes customization that is purely cosmetic and allows you to express your own style for the heroes; and another that allows for combat gear to be worn over your character’s clothes during battle. These two systems allow for giving your characters a unique look – for example, combining medieval armor with a denim jacket and high-end sneakers! We’re quite proud of how this system works and we hope you’ll enjoy customizing your character’s look as much as we did while building this feature.

Thanks a lot for reading this article. We can’t wait for you to jump into the dual worlds of Young Souls on PlayStation 4 when it arrives March 10. See you soon!

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18 Comments

  • I’m intrigued, indeed! Will it be a physical and digital release?

    • This game looks surprisingly deep with the combat and loot. I really hope there are difficulty trophies because the game looks like it’s meant to be challenging and it’s cheesy if everyone just turns it on easy. I would love a trinket for beating it on hard.

    • And will there be a PS5 upgrade in the future?

  • Who is the pos taking down gt7 videos?

    YOU PUNISH AMAZON, NOT GAMERS.

    Morons

  • Yikes, how do we report comments?

  • Grow a spine

  • Sweet! I loved Dragon’s Crown. I hope this is kinda like that.

  • Looks really interesting, is the co-op online, local, or both?

  • This game has no business being rated M. This isn’t bloodborne y’all.

  • I hope PlayStation deletes your asinine and off-topic comment. Get a life, bum!

  • Same to you

  • lol, even without regular stock it’s the best selling console. Sony is going to be just fine.

  • I appeal to the leaders of PlayStation

    On February 24, the Russian federation attacked Ukraine.
    Civilian are suffering. Army of Russian federation destroys civilian objects, kills civilians.

    The propaganda of the aggressor state turned out to be so strong that ordinary people in Russia still do not believe or refuse to believe what is happening.

    Those Russians who are currently playing must feel the changes caused by direct aggression against Ukraine.

    Therefore, I urge you to limit the access of Russian players to all online PlayStation services during the war against Ukraine

  • Beautiful game. Is the co-op online, local or both?!

  • PS3 did 60fps and PS4 certainly does. Pro does 4K lol. What are u on?

    PlayStation has been hurt by Covid more than the competition certainly. It’s not Sony’s fault, it’s a global supply shortage and no toy PS5 exists with cheaper parts. It’s actually a shame. It’s impacting success and strategy. It’s creating negativity as well. I’m not sure why ppl are mad at Sony for something they can’t control. PS5 would’ve broken every record and game sales would be 50% higher not for the supply issue. These huge 2022 games wouldn’t be cross gen. Xbox would be less relevant. It’s shameful and unfortunate but it isn’t Sony’s fault.

    Is leadership supposed to abandon the PS4 when nobody can find PS5? Common sense.

  • Ps5= the best selling console in the u.s. history.
    Yet, tyler wants to make a shill EXCUSE that making ps5-only games = abandonment. <– An argument meant for another era.
    Compared to more worse selling ps consoles (all of them), that excuse doesn't fly here.
    It has become expected that last gen = last gen, not current gen – so, no surprises here.

  • If covid was so hurtful, how are they making and selling more consoles than ever before?

  • “Covid was helpful for PS, because it created demand.”

    Fixed your error.

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