Publisher-developer Aggro Crab recently announced its upcoming soulslike 3D Platformer Another Crab’s Treasure. The game is “set in a crumbling underwater world plagued by pollution where you play as a timid but brave hermit crab named Kril.” It will launch for Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam sometime in 2023.
Nick Kaman, Art Director at Aggro Crab, commented on the game’s announcement, saying:
“I’ve had this game idea about a hermit crab that wears trash as a shell for like 6 years and nobody would let me do it. They would say things like ‘We don’t have the budget’ or ‘You literally just drew a picture of a crab on a paper towel.’ That’s when Kowloon Nights came in with a fat stack of cash and bankrolled this dumb game about crabs eating garbage and fighting other crabs during the end of the world. Now Another Crab’s Treasure is real and there’s nothing anyone can do about it. I love this game.”
Caelan Pollock, Narrative Director at Aggro Crab:
“We set out to create a game inspired by the challenge of games like Elden Ring or Sekiro that’s a bit more approachable to people who suck at those games (like us) while still respecting the challenge and threatening atmosphere that makes them so enticing. We think there’s way more room for innovation in soulslikes than is currently being realized—it doesn’t have to be a grimdark medieval castle every time! Everything from our whimsical graphics to our over-the-top soundtrack to our character-driven storytelling serves to expand the genre in ways we think both longtime fans of souls games and new players will appreciate.”
The game’s details via Aggro Crab can be seen below:
Another Crab’s Treasure is a soulslike adventure set in a crumbling underwater world plagued by a mysterious curse. As Kril the hermit crab, you’ll need to wear the trash around you as shells to withstand attacks from enemies many times your size. Embark on an epic treasure hunt to buy back your repossessed shell, and discover the dark secrets behind the polluted ocean.
Challenging yet approachable soulslike combat
A grand undersea world to explore
Over 50 shells to try on and fend off attackers
Smite your enemies with powerful Umami Magic
Way Too Many Crabs