By Marisa Alexander / April 30th, 2019
Headup and Devespresso games have released a story trailer for their upcoming strategic rogue-like Vambrace: Cold Soul. Play as Evelia Lyric, as she departs to the Dwarven realm of Dokkheim. With an artifact called the Aetherbrace, it is here that she believes she will find the answers of the artifact as well as her father’s past. However, the city she arrived at, Icenaire, is cursed by the King of Shades. Under a permanent frost fall, the dead return as Wraiths, where survivors take refuge underground. The story is written by T.L. Riven, with art by Korean artist Minho Kim. This is meant to be a global collaboration.
Evelia Lyric is the only human that can enter Icenaire, where she must recruit others as she is perhaps Icenaire’s only hope. The story is stretched across seven chapters, with multiple side quests inbetween. Each member has a set of strengths that must be leveraged to survive deadly combat. The loot found in Icenaire can also be used for crafting, helping to ensure survival. With five races, 10 classes, and lore to be found, the game is to offer high replay-ability for days to come. The game is set for release on May 28th, 2019 for the PC. Switch, Xbox One, and PS4 is set for Q3 2019.
Vambrace: Cold Soul – Where Eastern Art Meets Western Storytelling
Story Trailer Available Now!
April 30, 2019 – Vambrace: Cold Soul is a perfect example of what global collaborations are capable of creating. The game weaves the beautiful, handcrafted illustrations of Korean artist Minho Kim with an epic narrative from American writer and game designer, T.L. Riven. The result of this worldwide collaboration is a truly unique fantasy-adventure featuring the best of western game design principles with eastern aesthetics. If you’re into strategic gameplay Vambrace’s story-rich roguelike mechanics will keep you on edge through hours of dungeon delving mayhem.
Take on the role of Evelia Lyric as you embark on several expeditions that will truly test your mettle as a leader. Before departing, visit the recruiting board to assemble your team. Each member brings their unique strengths and abilities to combat and the expedition itself. Craft new items from old loot, make sure your party is properly equipped, and journey to the surface to fulfill your objectives. The path ahead will be fraught with difficulties, but every one of the game’s seven chapters offers unique challenges emphasizing different party combinations and a high level of replayability.
The King of Shades has cursed the great city of Icenaire. Now cast under a permanent blight of frost fall, its former residents have returned from the dead as mad Wraiths. Survivors take refuge deep underground where they lead a desperate campaign against this unearthly power. Woefully outmatched, they are forced into hiding as the King of Shades amasses an army of the undead above them. One fateful day, a mysterious stranger appears in the city with an enchanted vambrace.You play as Evelia Lyric, bearer of the Aetherbrace and the only human capable of entering the cursed city of Icenaire. You must choose party members who will lend their unique strengths to your cause. Embark on expeditions and use perceptive allies to avoid traps and strange encounters. Leverage the strengths of fighters and magic wielders to survive deadly combat. You may be Icenaire’s only hope…
- Embark on an epic fanasy-adventure spanning 7 intriguing chapters
- Complete sub-quests to unlock up to 26 new, thematic character skins
- Assemble your party from 5 races and 10 unique classes of recruits
- Craft items and armour from precious materials gathered on your trips that will unlock new skills and enhance stats
- Make crucial decisions – one wrong turn can seal your party’s fate
- Prepare well or condemn your comrades to permanent death
- Find codex pages to expand upon the world’s history and mythical lore
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