Mega Saint Chef Deseronto
Game Title: Mega Saint Chef Deseronto
Elevator Pitch: Mega Saint Chef Deseronto is inspired by Castlevania-esque games, also including Hollow Knight, Shovel Knight, Mega Man X, Super Metroid, Ghouls 'N Ghosts, Guacamelee, Ori And The Will Of The Wisps, & Castlevania (Specifically Castlevania: Symphony of the Night). Following the story of a Sushi Chef named Deseronto, fighting to get his career started, he is met with turn down after turn down by no one wanting to support his cause to make his own restaurant. His heart was full of vice and was summoned by a Galactic Warlord named Andrew, gathering people who feel wronged, he will give them what they asked in return to help him conquer the next world to add to his empire. However, Deseronto will not join his conquest to subjugate the people who did not do no harm to anyone and Andrew throws him down to the world with great anger. Believing there is nothing left for him to live forth, he is discovered by a beautiful moth woman named Lady Plum, queen of the Akeginu Nation and Dynasty. She decides that she will help him and gives him some power, Deseronto decides that he will protect this world from Andrew’s conquest because most likely he may come to conquer his world after this and thus he must be stopped here. The goal is to stop Andrew’s conquest and face different types of enemies along the way.
Locations: New York, New York, and Dragonfly Island Empire
New York City: The location where our protagonist lived.
Dragonfly Island: An island empire comprising many different nations throughout the land. It is the location where Deserento is sent to, summoned as a general but once he refuses the offer he is sent down to be destroyed like the rest. It is the homeland where Lady Plum resided at. Akeginu Nation is where Lady Plum comes from, and the next Nation is the Amayo Nation, ruled by a Beetle Prince. The land is filled with many landscapes filled with forests, mountains, hot springs, and one cold desert patch.
Akeginu Nation: The Residents are Moth or Butterfly people, living in harmony with nature. However, they use their silks to help make beautiful clothes and sell them off across other Nations and beyond. The residents are considered to be calm and free-spirited but many have responsibility. Taking care of the children who help make the silk for making their kimonos and more. This was the kingdom that Deseronto would have conquered had he accepted Andrew’s proposal, instead, he became their very champion to defend. It is filled with open lands of meadows, large trees with their favorite leaves, and mountains that have different kinds of fruits and flowers.
Capital City of Akeginu: The Capital is inspired by Kyoto, Japan. It has many towers, some in the trees and some on the side of the mountains. Since many residents can fly, they don’t feel worried about walking, even if they did there are flying services for those with broken or weak wings. Even if they are free-spirited, they use the land to their advantage in case they get attacked by enemies.
The Phantom Forest: A Large forest that intertwined between some of the nations, home to many tree spirits. Many people come in there to gather different seeds to plant once they harvest a tree from the roots. The forest is home to some powerful creatures, some of the nations have not tried fighting against the invasion because they believe they would be vanquished by them, not realizing how strong they truly are.
Juzumaru The Ten Thousand-Year-Old Peach Tree: The location where Deserento fell and left with a broken body. Only when Lady Plum arrives does he survive, and talk about their plans. Juzumaru is the location where the player will learn the tutorial of the game. The history is that Juzumaru is the oldest being in their land and it was what started the Akeginu Dynasty.
Ichimonji Road: A single path with no end, this one path that travels throughout the kingdoms of Dragonfly Island. It is the main way for Deseronto to get from one place to another.
Amayo Nation: A One Tree Nation that has an ocean view. It's one large tree that has become a sanctuary for many Beetle people. Prince Arika is trying to amass an army to defend against one of the coming generals, no one will come to his aid so Desorento will come to support him.
*Main Protagonist: Deseronto
A Black/Mohawk who studies Japanese Cuisine, wanted to become a chef to see the world and try out different fishes. He work hard in culinary school and was able to pass his test, even acquiring his puffer fish license as well. A simple man who wishes to feed people since he knows what it is like to be hungry. A kind soul with a stubborn will, he's not perfect in how he speaks to people but he means well. His goal is to ensure war does not happen even if it means taking his knife to the battlefield.
*Main Antagonist: Andrew
A conqueror from another world, he was the one who summoned Deseronto and many more because he saw what was in their hearts. He would grant them power to those who wish it. His Goal is to conquer Dragonfly Island to be part of his ever-growing empire. How he managed to get different people across the world to another world is a mystery, all that is known about him is he is a cunning man and uses brutality wherever he goes.
*Side Protagonist: Lady Plum
Lady Plum the Queen of the Akeginu Nation and Dynasty, rules over the Mothlings and Butterfly-kin people. She is a representation of her people, a free-spirited woman with an optimistic view, but she is a careful and sometimes shrewd woman who makes sure no one harms her people.
Items of significance
Yaoyorozu Knife - Standard
Given to him by his Master, Jiro Ali aka the Brooklyn Tengu. These are the standard knives that Deseronto uses in combat, they can cut and can be thrown.
Silver Knife - Dynamic Cut [Extra reach by triple]
These impressive knives appear to be made of silver and Lunarian steel, the reach is triple, allowing them to strike enemies without touching them.
Hawkeye Knife - Razor Wind [Extra Damage]
Symbols of both Hawk and Weasel appear across the knife, vicious as their animal motif, they strike like flying razor claws that can tear apart some weak enemies.
High Priest Knife - Mini whirlwind [Pushes Away]
Knives that appeared to be metallic, but somehow look like it is made of leaves. Simply swing it and it creates whirlwinds that both damage the enemies while pushing them away.
Jeweled Hand - Wave Attack [Slows Down]
Treasure box can be seen if reflected from a light, it strikes with a moving wave on the ground, and anyone caught in it appears to move slowly. Almost like they aged up or they perceived the world like it is moving faster them they are.
Divine Tamagoyaki Bowl: They appeared on the road when Deseronto is traveling, when eaten they give health back. The bigger they are, the more health it gives back.
Plum…Juice!: After running around and fighting giant eldritch fishes, a nice drink can wash it all away. Drinking this restores your abilities uses.
Species and NPCs
- Crab Soldiers
- Frog Grenadier
- Shrimp Shooters
- Lobster Captains
- Shark Wrestlers
- Squid Heat Seekers
- Octopus Sorcerers
- Great Rex Shark
- Archer Fish
- Baraccuda Strike Force
- Sea Snake Assassins
- Sumo Whales
- Puffer Bombers
- Mantis Shrimp Bouncers
- Coral Tanks
- Dolphin Ninjas
- Crocodile Samurais
- Catfish Shogun
An Upcoming Chef named Deseronto in New York City is given a chance to finally own a restaurant until it is snatched away from another chef. Believing it was the end, his heart pained him, and suddenly, he mysteriously vanished. He found himself floating above a planet and appearing before The Great Conqueror, Andrew. He was summoned with several others, Andrew called upon them because in their hearts they all believed they deserved better. He decided to give them a chance, agree to be part of his army, and receive his power in return they must conquer this island. Deseronto sees many people choosing to accept their role as warlords in an unfamiliar world but he denies the choice to become his General. Andrew, with great Fury, hurls him down to the country that he was supposed to conquer so he can witness the discretion unfolded. He falls down right underneath Juzumaru, where he was going to pass away from his injuries but a miracle happens. A Beautiful Moth woman named Lady Plum appears and listens to what they said, she wishes to give him thanks and asks him, "Do you still desire power?". He agrees and she restored him back to normal, seeing his kind heart, she gives him some of her powers only promising in return that he defends her homeland. He has become her own champion, her Samurai, and the Defender of the Dragonfly Island.
Goal: Defeat Andrew the Conqueror, Push back his Generals, and Free Dragonfly Island.
Risk: Dragonfly Island falls underneath Andrew's hands and The Generals may plan to return home to conquer Planet Earth.