Last time we talked about Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale, there was a really positive response - so the great news is that the game launches on Steam next week, with a 10% pre-order discount available.

The game puts you in the shoes of a shopkeeper who has a huge debt to pay off. To make the cash, you need to employ adventurers to crawl dungeons and find you lovely items to sell in your shop. If you haven't already guessed, it's all very satirical, with plenty of jokes aimed directly at the way RPGs play. I've been playing it for a few days, and can report that it's great fun, if a little unforgiving. Definitely one for the RPGs buffs, especially at the £12.99/$19.99 asking price.

There's even 10% off the price right now if you pre-order the game. Well worth a look - check out the Steam store page, and download the demo.