PC Game Show 2020: Rogue Lords

Saturday, June 13th, 2020

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Who likes gothic horror? If you just raised your hand, I’ve got great news for you! One of the more interesting games shown off at the PC Game Show today was called Rogue Lords. Published by Nacon and developed by Leikir Studio, it visually has a touch of gothic creepiness, with long arms, black garb and pointy claws. Think Nightmare Before Christmas, but a little less wholesome.

Rogue Lords | Fiends

As the title would suggest, Rogue Lords is also a rogue-like. Meaning it can be hard as hell. Each character you recruit has unique skills to bring to combat, and you’ll make key decisions across your current run. Thankfully, you’re on the side of the Devil (yes, the one and only), and so you have a few tricks up your voluminous sleeves. Besides fighting off terrifying foes with the likes of Baron Samedi, you can also call in a favor from Mr. Scratch himself. This’ll let you do things like tweak enemy health and adjust the rules of combat on the fly. All it’ll require are a few souls, but I’m sure you have some extra to barter with. Just keep in mind, when the minions of the Devil become vulnerable, old Hornhead’s health is at risk too. So if you’re not careful, you’ll lose along with your minions.

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Rogue Lords has me hooked with the aesthetic design and the combat premise. I just wish I knew more about it. Currently there’s no website for the game, or even a Steam listing. But that could be because Rogue Lords is slated to release sometime in 2021. In the meantime, you can just check out the trailer below and see if you’re ready to fight with the Devil.

About Josh Speer

Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Head Editor and Review Manager, he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his limited spare time he devours indies whole and anticipates the release of quirky, unpredictable and innovative games.