bitComposer and Games Farm’s Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms follows up on the first game in the series of hack’n slash’s (Kult: Heretic Kingdoms), looks pretty terrific and sounds pretty insane.
Following the events of hack ’n’ slash RPG Kult: Heretic Kingdoms, a dark shadow has once again fallen over the world. The core element of Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms is its internally conflicted main character and the associated unique party system. Players must assume the role of the Devourer, a mighty demon who can travel back and forth between the human and shadow world, devouring the souls of his enemies. Seamlessly switching between the Devourer and up to three party members, each with their own special abilities, provides strategic depth in battle, while switching between worlds also allows players to outwit their opponents in battle, avoiding traps and solving puzzles along the way.
A shadow lies across the world, and the Devourer is the only one who can defeat this rising threat. It is now up to players to decide whether they save the world from this dark threat or leave it to its fate.
A soul-sucking demon as the ‘hero’ is definitely different; you’re usually fighting creatures like that in these kind of games, aren’t you? It actually sounds like it might bring the action/RPG something different enough to stand out from the crowd in what’s become a very busy field over the last few years. That’s certainly a good thing, but it’s not the only bright spot in they darkly-tinged title.
Developer Games Farm is promising twice the worlds to explore with “seamless” switching between the Shadow realm and the real world, dynamic day/night cycles, tons of story content and, of course, that unique part system. As is becoming a pretty big element all over the gaming world these days, choice will play an important part in Shadows as well. Games Farm says that the dynamic choices you can make throughout will actually shape the course of the main quest, which would certainly be very cool in a game like this.
Expect to see Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms possessing PC’s sometime this year.