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8bit hack ‘n’ slash action arrives with Lords of Exile

Time to hack and slash through an 8bit world in PID Games, PixelHeart, and Squidbit Works’ retro adventure, Lords of Exile.

Classic monster slaying, as you like it

Looking like a retro-explosion is developer Squidbit’s newest, Lords of Exile. The side-scrolling game boasts a horror/action theme with what looks like classic platforming gameplay, all wrapped up in an audio/video package that could be right at home on the iconic NES.

Players take on the role of a cursed knight named Gabriel, who finds himself questing to the far east, and into a world of trouble. The land is plagued with hideous monsters and rogue samurai, all of which stand in Gabe’s way, as he slices his way though 8 levels of action.


In ancient times of war in the Far East, the lands of Exilia were overrun by creatures of the night and samurais. Amidst this cruel conflict, only a bloodthirsty cursed knight can bring hope and vanquish the darkness.

PID Games/PixelHeart press release

Lords of Exile is out right now, and available via the PC, Switch, and both Xbox and PlayStation platforms.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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