E3 2016: Book of Demons Summons Early Access Soon

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

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Thing Trunk sent out a press release today that Book of Demons will be hitting Steam Early access at the end of next month. This beta version of this dungeon hack-n-slash meets deck builder includes everything that the core game will possess other than small details like certain character classes or skill cards. The Polish devs are currently selling the Early Access copy for 10% off the $19.99 USD on their website to entice people to buy. They have even set up a cheaper preorder price for the game for people that don’t want to go through the beta period for $14.99 USD. But the early version releases on July 28th for PC while the full version will also launch for Xbox One. You can read the entire press release below.
Book of Demons


Book of Demons will launch on Steam Early Access on 28th of July


Thing Trunk will release their award-winning deck-building hack and slash on Steam Early Access on 28th of July.

Warsaw, Poland, June 15th, 2016: Today Thing Trunk announced that Book of Demons, the upcoming action-RPG for PC and Xbox One, will launch on Steam Early Access on 28th of July. Book of Demons is a deck-building hack and slash adventure game, where it’s the player who decides the length of quests. The game is the first instalment of Return 2 Games – a series of original mid-core titles, inspired by the early golden days of PC gaming.

The day one features of Book of Demons Early Access will include all the core mechanics, the whole single-player campaign, and the Freeplay mode, but will lack some of the content like character classes, skill cards or enemy types. Thing Trunk plans to add those features gradually during the Early Access period and release the final version of Book of Demons by the end of 2016.

The regular price of Book of Demons Early Access has been set to $19.99, but currently there’s a time-limited discount at Thing Trunk’s website which allows players to secure their Steam keys for $17.99. Thing Trunk also offers something for players not really interested in beta testing who would like to support the development of Book of Demons – there’s an option to pre-purchase the game for $14.99 ($5 off retail price) and receive it during the final release once it is fully completed.

There’s also something special for people particularly fond of the idea of the Return 2 Games series – they can get the Supporter’s Bundle which will grant them access to all the 7 upcoming titles, all additional content ever created for any of the games, preview access to all current and future Return 2 Games titles and a sweet spot in the credits section.

Game info:
Platforms: Windows PC and Xbox One (console exclusive)
Early Access launch date: 28th of July 2016
Expected final release date: Fall 2016
Distribution: Steam
Official website: http://bookofdemons.com

About Return 2 Games series
Return 2 Games is a series of original mid-core titles inspired by the golden days of PC gaming. Thing Trunk’s plan is to build 7 games in total, each unique in terms of genre and theme, but all sharing the same vision – to make deeply engaging experiences accessible.

Return 2 Games draws inspiration from the early days of PC gaming when developers weren’t afraid to innovate, defined new genres and created the most memorable experiences. Return 2 Games titles are designed to deeply engage in a matter of minutes. They explore powerful universal stories – like good vs evil – that immediately seem familiar. Return 2 Games caters even to people who don’t play as much as they used to, who find casual games shallow and unengaging, and who can’t invest enough time into hardcore games to really enjoy them.

Official website: http://www.return2games.com

About Thing Trunk
Thing Trunk is a small game development team based in Warsaw, Poland. The core team comprises of 6 dedicated developers. The 3 founders – Filip Starzyński, Konstanty Kalicki and Maciej Biedrzycki – are casual game industry veterans who (despite a level of success) became disappointed with the miring trends in the market and scrapped their former brands (Codeminon and Twinbottles) to focus solely on the ambitious Return 2 Games idea. Since then they are trying to prove that making AAA quality content is possible in a small but experienced team with lots of passion.

Dev blog: http://www.thingtrunk.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ThingTrunk
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ThingTrunk

About Leif Conti-Groome

Leif Conti-Groome is a writer/playwright/video game journalist whose work has appeared on websites such as NextGen Player, Video Game Geek and DriveinTales. His poem Ritual won the 2015 Broadside Contest organized by the Bear Review. While he grew up playing titles such as Final Fantasy VI and Super Double Dragon, he doesn’t really have a preference for genre these days except for Country; that’s a game genre right? Leif’s attention has been more focused on the burgeoning communities of niche Japanese titles, eSports and speedruns. He currently resides in Toronto, Canada and makes a living as a copywriter.