Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Watchlist: Death's Gambit

Title: Death's Gambit
Developer: White Rabbit
Platforms: PC
Very early in development
Death's Gambit is an challenging action rpg where you explore a alien medieval planet filled with horrors, beasts, and knights. Every new enemy encounter is a complex hack-n-slash puzzle to solve. Every piece of environment and mechanic tells part of the story.
Shadow of the Colossus was and still is one of my favorite PS2 games. So when I saw a GIF of a figure scaling a towering moving behemoth one Screenshot Saturday, I had to learn more. Death's Gambit is an upcoming action RPG, set across a sprawling alien world that blends sci fi and medieval elements.
In Death's Gambit, you're not merely any warrior. You are an emissary of Death itself, armed with powerful weapons, guns, and magic to fend off the deadly enemies and beasts that roam the landscape. With three weapons at hand at any time, as well as items and abilities, you have a vast array of options in how to tackle any battle. Combat won't be a fast paced twitchy affair, but strategic and measured against relentless challenging foes. And just like the combat, the world of Death's Gambit will be equally open ended, offering multiple paths and non-linear progression.
Rounding out Death's Gambit's mechanics are its large scale encounters against massive beasts. While the nature of these encounters are still very much subject to change, the developers plan to have several of these battles throughout the game, as you clamber up and fight your way across these towering lumbering giants. Inspired by Attack on Titan and the aforementioned Shadow of the Colossus, each of these encounters will be a journey and experience in itself, offering intriguing details about the world and creatures while offering a challenging conflict.
Death's Gambit is still very early in development. You can learn more about the game as well as its development and progress here. The developers are also planning a Kickstarter for late Fall or early Winter of this year.

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