Playable characters in Rabbit and Steel
Image via mino_dev

A new rabbit roguelike with MMO raid vibes has hopped onto the scene

Steel yourself!

While roguelikes and MMOs are already two very beloved game genres, seeing the two synthesize together seamlessly into an adorable, rabbit-themed indie title has to be one of the happiest surprises we've had in a while. So grab your rabbit ears and battle spears!

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What is Rabbit and Steel?

Rabbit and Steel, which comes from the brilliant minds at mino_dev, popped up under the radar as the new spiritual successor to Maiden and Spell. Keeping the same cute aesthetic, this time it brings together the progression elements of roguelikes and the strategic raid elements of classic MMOs into one bunny-sized package.

Upon hopping in, the game introduces the player to a whimsical story about a place known as the Moonlit Kingdom that has fallen under a mysterious and powerful spell. To get to the bottom of it all and liberate the kingdom, players must battle against spellbound inhabitants and, ultimately, the perpetrator of the spell.

Before embarking on your epically cute journey through Moonlit Kingdom, you get to choose from a tempting variety of 10 character classes, many of which hearken to classic roles from MMOs such as Wizard, Druid, Bruiser, and Heavyblade. Even better, you can further customize your bunny of choice with different color schemes and accessories.

To our delight, this unique blend of gameplay works magically well, and there is still plenty of flexibility with online play. While the game is first and foremost intended to be conquered with a group of well-geared bunny comrades, there is an 'Offline' mode that still caters to those who prefer to progress on their own. Not only that, there are a variety of difficulties to choose between, from 'Cute' and casual up to the relentless 'Lunar' difficulty for those who want a serious challenge.

Each fight encountered in Rabbit and Steel features an impressive variety of raid-style mechanics, from dodging and soaking AoEs to knockbacks, binding debuffs, and plenty more. Teamwork is the key to victory, and as per tradition with roguelikes, as you defeat bosses and level up, you can unlock new abilities, character buffs, and even new weapons that each have their own unique traits.

As impressed as we are with the game so far, the Steam community has lavished it with 'Overwhelmingly Positive' reviews. Many players who also frequent popular MMOs like Final Fantasy XIV praise its intuitive and inviting raid gameplay while being too adorable all around to ignore.

Rabbit and Steel is currently available everywhere on Steam for USD 14.99. A demo is also free to download for those who'd prefer to dip their bunny toes in first.


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