(Japan) Excave—The Roguelike for Newcomers

Monday, November 18th, 2013

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Excave | Combat

Excave sounds like a great idea. I like the idea of roguelikes (I love exploration), but I’ve never liked the crushing difficulty that often comes with them. Fortunately, Excave is designed to be an entry point into the genre for newcomers, with a much tamer difficulty level while still maintaining traditional elements of the genre. For instance, like most roguelikes, your weapons and armor degrade with use. However, in Excave, repairs are as simple as going to town, for which there is no penalty (a good thing too, since the game will apparently generate dead ends occasionally).

Excave | Inventory and Stats

Excave is a 3DS game by Japanese developer Mechanic Arms. It will be released on the Japanese eShop November 27th for ¥700. The game looks interesting, so I hope someone will localize it for a Western release.

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About Guy Rainey

I’m Guy Rainey. I’m a hardcore Nintendo fan, a PC enthusiast, and a Sony sympathizer. Also an amateur/aspiring game creator. I love any game that puts story as the main focus of the game, so that means JRPGs are my favorite genre almost by default.




  • Kotaro

    “The game looks interesting, so I hope someone will localize it for a Western release.”
    That was my thought after reading the first paragraph of the article.

  • KaBuTo

    When do we rally for asking this to be localized?