Publisher The Arcade Crew and developer Hibernian Workshop have shared an expansive overview of the combat, progression and exploration-minded design informing Dark Devotion, the upcoming action RPG set to test players’ sparring skills and determination in early 2019.
The clip shares insight direct from Hibernian Workshop on the engrossing sense of discovery rippling through Dark Devotion’s ominous temple, and the developer’s focus on balancing an omnipresent impression of danger with a vital allure of the unknown. The game is designed to inspire a relentless feeling of uncertainty which still encourages risk taking in the hopes of finding new gear or resources which may better odds for survival.
The video also offers glimpses at the brutal boss encounters players will face while searching Dark Devotion’s grim chambers. These battles serve as pivotal tests for whether players have aptly mastered cautionary, agile movement by dodging traps lining the game’s environments as well as the reflex-testing combat they’ll engage in with more modest horrors.
Dark Devotion’s macabre pixelated world is teeming with subjects eager to prove themselves to an unquestioned God, where no magnitude of suffering is too great a sacrifice. Enveloped in a foreboding atmosphere informed by H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe, the game dares players to endure a sense of dread and looming death to find the gear and tenacity required to prove their faith’s strength has no equal.
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