Dark Devotion reconfirmed launching early 2019

Dark Devotion reconfirmed launching early 2019

The sidescrolling action RPG, Dark Devotion, is set to restore the holy order when it arrives on Nintendo Switch early 2019.

Along with the announcement, publisher The Arcade Crew and developer Hibernian Workshop shared a new teaser trailer for the game. The video introduces the deadly templars, beast enemies, and bosses which you will encounter.

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The game also invites players to explore and experiment.

Dark Devotion’s artstyle is presented in detailed pixel art while drawing inspiration from French gothic architecture. The game has also been inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe. It has earned positive praise during PAX East 2018, Gamescom and Bitsummit.

Dark Devotion announcement

Watch a new gameplay clip detailing a few of the pivotal battles awaiting those brave enough to prove their faith in Dark Devotion’s unforgiving temple. These fights demand flawless reflexes, keen intuition, and an unwavering determination to persevere over an army of godlike adversaries. Only by overcoming these peerless, horrifying warriors can true allegiance to Dark Devotion’s divine designer be proven, a feat well worth unending anguish to the faithful.

Publisher The Arcade Crew and developer Hibernian Workshop today announce that Dark Devotion, the sidescrolling action RPG depicting a society’s commitment to a macabre religion, will test the dedication of Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC owners in early 2019. Dark Devotion has received positive praise in previews, receiving several nods from PAX East 2018, Gamescom and Bitsummit for impressive showings and is one to watch in early next year.

Today’s platform reveal was paired with a new gameplay clip detailing a few of the pivotal battles awaiting those brave enough to prove their faith in Dark Devotion’s unforgiving temple. These fights demand flawless reflexes, keen intuition, and an unwavering determination to persevere over an army of godlike adversaries. Only by overcoming these peerless, horrifying warriors can true allegiance to Dark Devotion’s divine designer be proven, a feat well worth unending anguish to the faithful.

Dark Devotion encourages adventurers to explore and experiment with caution; traps and ghoulish enemies stand ready to punish a careless pace, and favoring the wrong weapon could bring a staunch disadvantage in its style of weighty, calculated combat.

The game’s atmospheric world draws inspiration from French gothic architecture and the works of H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe, informing its labyrinth of foreboding chambers with a distinct sense of dread and danger. Meticulously crafted pixel art brings every encountered horror to life, lending a sense of beauty to Dark Devotion’s grim world despite it being plagued with suffering.