Though developer 10tons is most well-known for his or her library of fantastic top-down shooters, my favourite sport from them is definitely not a top-down shooter in any respect however moderately the distinctive motion sport Undead Horde the place you play as a Necromancer who can elevate the useless and get them organized to do your bidding. Preventing alongside an enormous crew of minions, and changing any of your misplaced fighters with the enemies that you simply’ve killed, was extraordinarily enjoyable and we picked Undead Horde as our Game of the Week when it launched. I additionally actually liked the lighthearted however nonetheless darkish and evil model of the sport.
Nicely at present 10tons has introduced a brand new sport that, whereas indirectly associated to Undead Horde, is certainly in an analogous model and spirit. It’s referred to as Skeletal Avenger, and simply as that title says you play because the skeletal stays of a warrior who will get reanimated and seeks out revenge on those that have wronged them whereas they had been alive. As an alternative of delving deeper and deeper right into a dungeon as in lots of roguelites, you’ll truly begin down on the backside the place you’re revived from a tomb. You then should struggle your method upwards flooring by flooring so you possibly can attain the floor and take vengeance on the individual (or hideous monster) that wronged you in life. The twist right here is that if you happen to die earlier than you make it there, the run ends, however ALSO in case your goal someway dies earlier than you’ve got an opportunity to kill them your self, your run will finish as nicely. Should you do make it out to defeat your foe and precise your revenge, your soul can be freed and also you’ll begin up a brand new run with one other skeletal avenger from the tomb who has their very own distinctive story and motive for revenge. Take a look at the trailer.
One of many neatest options in Skeletal Avenger is the protagonist’s particular talents which largely revolve round varied methods to decapitate its personal head and use it as a weapon in numerous methods. This consists of throwing it at an enemy and having it explode of their arms, or tossing it in the direction of enemies so it could actually vomit “necrotic slime” on them, or simply good old style rolling it into enemies like a bowling ball. Additionally, the varied quests you full throughout every run within the sport will yield rewards like coin and kit which may then be handed on to the subsequent skeletal avenger to make them stronger throughout their very own run. The best rewards come from fulfilling your revenge, however even if you happen to or your goal die earlier than that you simply’ll nonetheless be capable of preserve no matter treasures you’ve gathered up till that time, so that you’ll at all times have one thing to point out for every run even when issues don’t go your method.
Skeletal Avenger is taking pictures for an Early Entry launch in This autumn of this 12 months, concentrating on desktop first after which each present technology and subsequent technology consoles. Following all that it’s going to make its solution to iOS and Android as just about all 10tons releases often do, so most likely someday within the first half of 2021. I do know that seems like a LONG methods away, however it’s not like all of us don’t have enormous backlogs to maintain us busy till then anyway, proper? In case you are within the desktop launch otherwise you simply need to preserve tabs on the sport’s progress you possibly can Wishlist it over on Steam proper now, and we’ll preserve a watch out for extra particulars on Skeletal Avenger as its growth continues.