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Daunting battles, enticing loot and a bunch of unlikely teens who are looking to save their guardian and the wider world. There’s much going on in the RPG beat ’em up that is Young Souls, as it arrives on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, PC and Game Pass. 

Available to purchase and download right now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC, along with play through Game Pass if you are a subscriber AND Google Stadia too, Young Souls comes about via the teams at The Arcade Crew and 1P2P Studio (we love that name btw!). 

It’s a cooperative ready RPG that focuses massively on beat  ’em up action, as players get to learn about a group of teen misfits fighting back against the invasion of a goblin horde. It’s Jenn and Tristan who lead the way for the world as they go dungeon-clearing in hope of saving the land. After a brief rest back at their home, they awake to do the same again and again and again. 

A price of £22.49 is attached to a download of Young Souls from the Xbox Store (expect that price to be roughly the same elsewhere), although if you’re a Game Pass subscriber, today sees the game debut in the scheme, Day One. 

Key features include:

  • Goblin-Bashing Battles: Take down hordes of menacing minions and incredibly powerful bosses in weighty, satisfying brawling inspired by classic sidescrollers
  • A Narratively Rich World: Join headstrong teens Jenn and Tristan in a quest to save the person dearest to them from surreal, otherworldly evil 
  • Gorgeous Visuals: Soak in beautiful environments while exploring a lively neighborhood and a dangerous, uncharted world
  • Co-Op Action: Brave battle against hordes of foes with a trusted ally in co-operative play, or go it alone as by tagging the twins in and out of battle
  • Hordes of Loot: Unlock and upgrade hundreds of weapons, armor sets, and accessories, establishing your own personal goblin-slaying style
  • Quaint Small Town Life: Meet your neighbors, hit the gym, and pick up some new kicks in town as you recover and prepare for another night of battle

With a pretty engrossing narrative kicking around in the background and some stylish art helping push things along further, we’ve found Young Souls to be fairly enjoyable in our short time with it so far. Be sure to hold tight for our full review in the next few days, just as soon as we’ve managed to get a hold on those goblin invaders. 

Let us know if you decide to pick up Young Souls – and how. Will you be paying up the asking price of the Xbox Store, the PlayStation Store, the Nintendo eShop or that of PC? Or is Game Pass going to be your RPG beat ’em up saviour? The comments are below. 

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