Ronimo Games’ and Devolver Digital’s upcoming multiplayer dungeon-crawler, Blightbound, has just received an official release date, and the good news is, it’s just around the corner.
Specifically, the dark and gritty action-RPG is set to launch for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on July 27. For those with next-gen consoles, however, you’ll be able to play the title via your respective console’s backwards compatibility feature.
Along with the new release date confirmation, the studio and publisher has dropped a brand new trailer showcasing the moment-to-moment side-scrolling action players can look forward to in Blightbound. Go ahead and feast your eyes on said trailer down below:
As you can see, there are hints of Vanillaware’s acclaimed action-RPG Dragon’s Crown in there, but Blightbound clearly leans into a much darker and grizzlier aesthetic, feel and tone. The beautiful hand-drawn art, in particular, is very reminiscent of the 2013 PlayStation 3 and PS Vita classic.
Elsewhere, up to three players will be able to party up and dungeon crawl together as they battle through throngs of monstrous beasties that have trickled out from an evil fog known as the Blight. Here’s the rundown from Blightbound’s official Steam page:
The world lies in peril. Decades ago, a band of legendary warriors slayed the dreaded Shadow Titan after a long and ferocious struggle, but their celebration was short-lived. The Shadow Titan’s true intentions revealed themselves when from his broken husk flowed the Blight; a corrupting fog that alters any living creature exposed to its evil.
Blightbound is a multiplayer dungeon crawler that tasks three heroes to venture down from their mountain refuge to face the abominations of the Blight – a mysterious and corrupting fog that enshrouds the land.
Explore handcrafted dungeons, fight a terrifying cadre of mystical and monstrous enemies, grab valuable loot and recover fallen heroes to expand your roster of available warriors. Each player will fulfill a specific role on the team – warrior, assassin, or mage – to overcome colossal bosses and solve clever puzzles.
Can you collect and complete all the challenges, and conquer the Blight once and for all?
In the meantime, what say you? Tell us, are you excited to venture into the world of Blightbound with up to two friends in tow? Or will you be giving the game a hard pass? Grab your eight-sided die and let us know in the usual place down below.
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