Nobody Saves the World is a new action-RPG coming from the developers of Guacamelee

By Stephany Nunneley
26 March 2021 18:13 GMT

Drinkbox Studios, the folks who brought you Guacamelee, has revealed Nobody Saves the World.

Revealed during the ID@Xbox Twitch Gaming Showcase, Nobody Saves the World is a “new twist” on action RPGs and it’s coming out later this year.

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As a character named Nobody, you find a powerful magic wand that allows you to swap into different forms –  each with its own unique gameplay mechanics –  to clear dungeons, solve puzzles, and complete quests. It also features an original soundtrack by Sword and Sworcery composer Jim Guthrie.

“Nobody Saves the World is full of everything we love about action-RPGs and none of the stuff we hate,” said Ian Campbell, lead designer. “Gobs of forms and abilities, dozens of dungeons, hundreds of quests, tons of character customization – and no grinding. It’s packed with the Drinkbox charm you know and love… oh and also, you can play as a Horse.”

In the game, you will discover and swap between varied and distinct Forms and mix and match abilities to find and complete even more difficult quests, and unlock more powerful Forms. It features procedurally generated dungeons where you will be tasked with beating back The Calamity.


  • Questing – Not Grinding: Player progression and new abilities are obtained exclusively by completing quests, not by defeating monsters. Quests range from “Complete a Dungeon”, to “Poison Baddies”, to “Cheer up a fellow rabbit-lover.”
  • Quests Unlock New Forms: Level up and unlock new Forms by completing quests. Each new Form has specific strengths and weaknesses and new abilities to experiment with.
  • Combine Abilities: Customize your Forms by equipping abilities from other Forms: Mix and Match abilities in fun and unexpected ways,
  • Evolving Dungeons: As you become stronger, procedurally generated dungeons will increase in difficulty and complexity to keep you on your toes,

Nobody Saves the World will be available on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, the PC Windows Store and Steam later this year. The title will also be made available on launch day to Game Pass for PC and console subscribers.

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