By Michael Fontanini / February 21st, 2020
The first key art has been released for Rogue Lords, a new rogue-like game from Cyanide Studio. You may know them as the developers of Call of Cthulu and Styx. The new game is being co-developed with Leikir Studio. According to the press release, Rogue Lords takes place in a gloomy, alternate 17th Century New England. Here, mere mortals walk alongside other much more diabolical entities. The game is set to launch sometime this fall for PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
Rogue Lords flips the usual tropes on their heads, and puts the player in the shoes of a great evil force. Reeling and weakened from a nasty defeat, he now sets out to regain his lost powers. As the Devil, the player seeks to once more sow the seeds of corruption throughout the fabric of a world left unstable without him. He leads a team known as the Disciples of Evil, including such names as Bloody Mary, Dracula, the White Lady and Baron Samedi. Artistic Director at Cyanide Studio, Camille Lisoir, commented on the origins of the game:
“Rogue Lords is a game we came up with several years ago with Jérémie Monedero, the Game Director. We are delighted to see the project become reality. We have fantastic synergy with the talented team at Leikir Studio and we can’t wait to reveal our diabolical world.”
Players in Rogue Lords will explore a 3D map as they interact with other characters and decide how best to unleash chaos. You’ll also send the Disciples of Evil into challenging turn-based combat while utilizing their skills to emerge victorious. Losing is not an option, unless you like the Game Over screen. In such a case, all character progress is forfeit, and a new run must commence. If things get too bad, the special powers of the Devil can be called upon from the game’s interface to turn the situation on its head in some way.
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