Get ready to ignite your SOUL! SOULVARS is a pixel art, turn-based deckbuilding RPG inspired by classic JRPGs with a modern twist. Unravel a dark conspiracy as your party of Soulbearers faces off against invading Dominators in dynamic, action-packed battles.
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Positive (48) - 87% of the 48 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 18, 2023

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“The game might have had a rough start with laying out the story and explaining the gameplay mechanics, but SOULVARS quickly smoothed out and got in its JRPG groove thanks to a good mix of deck-building and turn-based action. Additionally, it let its retro vibe personality show and it quickly became a pleasant experience.”
85 – digital chumps

““SOULVARS is a fantastic pixel-art arcade action game. It has very few problems, surprisingly, for being the first title released by ginolabo on Steam. Developers have done a wonderful job in streamlining both the combat and the adventure.””
82 – GamesCreed

““SOULVARS uses a retro Japanese role-playing game look that suits the theme and the gameplay well. It's classic pixel art, with a focus on interesting designs for the player-controlled characters and the many cool moves they can execute. It is nice to watch the action unfold but the variety of locations and enemies is limited. More energy has been used to create bosses and their unique moves. The interface is easy to navigate and offers plenty of information for players to process.””
80 – Softpedia


About This Game

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 Apple App Store (in Japan) and continues to garner wide acclaim (4.6 score average on App Store, 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!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10 / 11
    • Processor: Core-i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Internal
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS: Windows 10 / 11
    • Processor: Core-i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Internal
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 500 MB available space


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