Upcoming motion RPG Mortal Crux is a game that all the time appears to have remodeled in unusual and surprising methods each time I test in on it. Case and level: its full 3D in-game aquarium for communing with the fruits of a disquietingly in depth fishing minigame.

This is not even imagined to be a fishing RPG⁠—the quickest promote I might make for Mortal Crux is that it seems to be like Divinity: Unique Sin, however as an motion RPG as a substitute of turn-based. Developer Jesse Walker has a equally whimsical sensibility and eye for element to Larian, with environmental destruction, physics primarily based puzzles, and elemental knock-on results galore spicing up soulslike hack n’ slash fight, and you can expertise all of it in as much as four-player co-op.

(Picture credit score: Jesse Walker)

However all the pieces’s higher with a fishing minigame, and as we coated again in our PC Gaming Show: Most Needed showcase in November, Mortal Crux will probably be tying the function right into a full-on fishing-focused questline.

Now it appears like it will all be grounded in a fishing hub within the game world as effectively, a font of fishing quests and a corridor of fame on your legendary catches. As Walker put it on Twitter: “Go there anytime to tackle fishing/assortment quests, be taught data and lore for every species, and even calm down by watching your prized catches with an immersive viewing mode that features like an actual aquarium.” Where else are you gonna discover fish lore?

Increasing extra on the system, Walker informed me that “the thought is you are trying by way of a periscope of kinds, and you can toggle by way of varied depths to completely different classes of fish and the background colours/lighting will change.” Whereas gamers will be capable of catch some actual “monstrosities” and evaluate their stats, Walker additionally confused that Mortal Crux’s fishing system will probably be utterly non-obligatory.

That is the form of sicko stuff I like to see in an RPG, and I stay as excited to lastly play Mortal Crux as after I first reported on it again in 2022. The RPG nonetheless has no set launch date or demo, however you’ll be able to wishlist it on Steam.