Publisher JanduSoft and developer Grimorio of Games have released the animated opening movie for roguelike dungeon crawler Sword of the Necromancer. It was made by Sunshine Animation Studio.
Accompanying the trailer, the companies released a free “Prologue” demo of the game for PC via Steam.
“Sword of the Necromancer is inspired by roguelike games like Enter the Gungeon, 2D Zelda games like A Link to the Past, and features monster-catching mechanics inspired in Azure Dreams,” said Grimorio of Games in a press release. “The aim was to create a fluid battle system, with head-to-head combat as its main focus, while leaning on monster summons for special actions and attacks. It all works together to create a harrowing battle experience. We look forward to you trying it for yourself in this Prologue demo!”
Sword of the Necromancer is a dungeon-crawler action RPG with roguelike elements where you can revive your defeated enemies to make them fight alongside you.
Turn your foes into allies using the forbidden powers of the Sword of the Necromancer and help Tama reach the dungeon’s depths in order to gain enough power to bring Koko back from the dead.
Gather a little army of monsters, equip yourself with weapons and relics and level up to take on the guardians that stand between you and your objective.
“Legend says that, deep within these mountains, a heretic decided to violate the will of the gods in order to achieve eternal life.
“The heretic succeeded in this aberrant attempt, and created a tool for forbidden rituals that could grant immortality… and even bring back the dead.
“Over the years and centuries many have tried to get that power for themselves, but all they found in the Necromancer’s crypt was their demise.
Tama is a former rogue that is tasked to escort the priestess Koko in her pilgrimage around the continent. During their travel Koko dies, and Tama carries the corpse to the Necromancer’s crypt, where legends say there dwells a power that may resurrect the dead.
Filled with despair, Tama will enter the dungeon with the aim of obtaining the forbidden power of necromancy, ignoring the dangers that lurk in the shadows.
Sword of the Necromancer is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam in December, followed by PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series at a later date.
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