This news was kind of lost during last week's rush of E3 news and media, but Zeboyd Games, the developer behind Xbox Live Indie Games gem Breath of Death VII: The Beginning, announced its next RPG coming to the Xbox 360 download service: Cthulhu Saves the World.

Scheduled to release in August 2010, the game looks to deliver "an epic journey of redemption and insanity", combining 8/16-bit style graphics with modern gameplay design. It features a 6-10 hour main quest, post-game modes (Score Attack, Highlander), a combo system, random encounter limits, unite techniques, branching level ups, and more.

Cthulhu Saves the World also allows you to cast magic and use skills that inflict insanity on your enemies, which makes them more dangerous but more vulnerable. The RPG is designed to be accessible, too, with the ability to save anywhere and collect 1UPs that let you retry failed battles.

As for playable characters, there are seven: "Umi the beautiful heroine with an unhealthy obsession with the ocean, Sharpe the sentient floating sword, October the cute necromancer, Paws the alien cat, Dacre a senile old man, Ember the dark dragon, and of course, Cthulhu from the classic horror of H.P. Lovecraft!"

You can tell Cthulhu Saves the World is something special just from the boxart alone: