Guild of Darksteel

Guild of Darksteel is a 2D pixel-art, fantasy-themed indie game created by Igor Sandman. As it turns out, it’s arriving very soon, with a release date of July 15 announced for Nintendo Switch and Steam. If you purchase the game at launch, you’ll be looking at a 15% discount.

At one point, Guild of Darksteel was planned for a PS4 release as well, but the recent July 15 announcement only seems to apply to Switch and Steam. I’m definitely hoping for an eventual PS4 release, but I think I’ll probably get this one on Steam.

I haven’t gotten around to checking out the free Steam demo yet, but the artwork is great and what we’ve seen of the gameplay looks really solid. I’m tempted to say this has a bit of a Flashback: The Quest for Identitymeets-Blasphemous look to it, which I find to be quite intriguing.

And the score is freaking epic.

Here’s a list of features, straight from a recent press release:

  • Engrossing Combat: Utilize a refined combat system to defeat anyone who stands in the way of your mission. Unlock combos and level them up to your liking. Chain your attacks together and determine a personal attack strategy that will guarantee your victory.
  • A Living, Breathing World: Explore the fully-realized city of Ravenrock, and interact with its inhabitants. Each character carries a deep story, breathing life into the world of Guild of Darksteel. Friends of foes, their lives won’t leave you unmoved.
  • A Deep and Nuanced Story: Inspired by classics like Flashback and Vagrant Story, Guild of Darksteel tells a gripping story of power struggle and soul searching, as its characters come face to face with their mortality… or lack thereof.
  • Stunning Artistic Vision: The world of Guild of Darksteel is comprised of dark, yet evocatively detailed pixel art, and set against a foreboding and thought-provoking soundtrack. A unique and daring colour palette sets the perfect tone for your investigation of the darkness that lurks beneath Ravenrock.

You can check out the release date reveal trailer for Guild of Darksteel below.

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