The Last Spell a Tactical RPG for Humanity’s Survival

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

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Defend humanity from hordes of blood-starved monstrosities and fight against the darkness in The Last Spell, a turn-based tactical RPG with roguelite elements from CCCP.

“We love tactical RPGs, but sometimes they get bogged down by playing the waiting game,” said Matthieu Richez, founder of CCCP Entertainment. “We designed the world of The Last Spell to thematically encourage desperate determination in the face of horrific odds.”

The Last Spell sets its world after The Schools of Magic’s arcane arms race nearly destroys everything. In the aftermath, mist envelopes the world, bringing with it hellish monsters. Everything and everyone touched by the mist was killed, driven mad, or transformed into abominations themselves. The only solution is to cast one last spell to utterly eradicate all magic from the realms.

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Survivors band together to protect magicians as they attempt to break the seals protecting monstrous bosses. Hundreds of enemies can swarm players, who can eradicate the onslaught with devastating area-of-effect attacks and spells. During the day, players will build new defenses, set traps, replace lost mages, and equip weapons. Characters are class-less but have high degrees of customizability, where weapons determine abilities and each character can equip two instruments of death. Fast-and-furious grid-based combat encourages party optimization and aggressive play instead of hunkering down and anticipating each move the demons make.

Defeating enemies earns players souls; killing more enemies in one combo will yield more souls. Though character death is permanent, Beings of Light and Darkness will exchange harvested souls for permanent boons that will help in the next attempt.

Witness the grim hopelessness of humanity through The Last Spell’s high-quality pixel art. An electronic soundtrack fusing heavy metal with dark synth punctuates the medieval post-apocalyptic fantasy horror atmosphere. Grab an axe, hurl a fireball, and save the world or die trying.

The Last Spell is slated for release on PC and Mac in 2020, with a Nintendo Switch version coming at a later date.

About Leah McDonald

Leah's been playing video games since her brother first bought an Atari back in the 1980s and has no plans to stop playing anytime soon. She enjoys almost every genre of game, with some of her favourites being Final Fantasy Tactics, Shadow of the Colossus, Suikoden II and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Leah lives on the East Coast with her husband and son.