Morbid: The Seven Acolytes

If you’re a fan of Soulslike games and pixel art, then boy howdy, do I have some news for you: Morbid: The Seven Acolytes is landing on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on December 3.

This game looks like a pixel-art demake of Bloodborne, though with an identity of its own. It’s what would happen if someone took the basic premise of Yarntown and made it into a fully fleshed-out game set in its own universe (rather than that of Bloodborne).

In gameplay footage released at Gamescom 2020, Simo Talasranta, a composer, writer, and sound designer at Still Running (the game’s development studio), had this to say:

Morbid: The Seven Acolytes is the most gruesome take on the isometric Soulslike genre yet. The game is all about Lovecraftian horrors, Cronenbergian gore, and exploring an immersive fantasy world of Gothic steampunk aesthetics, abundant with deep and tragic lore.

This sounds really, really good.

Morbid: The Seven Acolytes Signature Edition
Morbid: The Seven Acolytes Signature Edition

If you decide to wait an extra day, you can also pick up a physical Signature Edition of the game, which includes:

  • Region-free copy of Morbid: The Seven Acolytes.
  • Two limited-edition enamel pins featuring Blessings runes as found in the game.
  • Collector’s art card featuring the developer’s signatures and concept art of Lorn, one of the deadly seven acolytes.
  • Original soundtrack CD.
  • A sturdy “Sierra” box with outer sleeve featuring alternative-color artwork

Want to learn more? Check out the five-minute Gamescom gameplay trailer (courtesy IGN) below.

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