Ready for a new tactical roguelite? DANGEN Entertainment have today announced that they will be publishing Evertried, the isometric, tactical roguelite that has been created by Lunic Games/Danilo Domingues. And the best thing about it? It’ll be releasing on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC in the Fall of 2021.
Accompanied by a brand-new Evertried announcement trailer (take it in below), details in regards Evertried’s strategic gameplay, mechanics and lore have been confirmed, with a release in the Fall set for Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC players. And if you can’t wait that long, and are happy to play via Steam, you’ll be able to play via the new Steam page during DreamHack Beyond, which is scheduled for July 24th – 31st.
Evertried is a tactical roguelite, one that is set in the afterlife as players take on the role of a fallen warrior who must ascend a mysterious tower by defeating enemies in turn-based combat. It’s here where each floor presents a unique challenge to overcome, with use of wit, strategy and positioning all key to any form of success. You’ll need more than that though as you make clever use of attacks, movement, skills and hazards to clear floors of enemies and ascend higher in The Tower toward their destiny.
In Evertried it’ll be your actions which dictate when the enemy moves. In other words, everything moves after the player. From there, the game will play out as fast or as methodical as you wants, featuring a free-flowing turn-based action combat system. Alternating between moving, attacking, dash, skills and luring enemies into hazards is the key to success. Players must develop intricate strategies and customize their skills to outsmart and outmaneuver their opponents. This is combined with a rogue-lite system where the player strives to ascend higher in The Tower with each run toward the end of the game.
Further details include:
- Test Your Strategic Might – Hitting or defeating enemies in succession increases your Focus Level, which determines the shards you receive and unlocks special powers called Modifiers. The Focus Level goes down when you are idle or just moving, so there is incentive to keep up the action. Luring enemies to traps and getting hit by hazards will also affect the gauge, adding to the strategy.
- Outsmart Enemies with Dashes and Skills – Moving strategically and attacking is vital. Close the gap with a Dash — a mechanic that allows you to move twice the distance and ignore collision, allowing you to transverse an obstacle or gain a better position. Don’t forget Skills and Modifiers– abilities and passive effects that can be equipped to create your build. Skills improve and carry over into successive runs, whereas Modifiers become stronger based on your Focus Level.
- Customize Your Ascent Toward Destiny – The Tower has 50 floors divided into 5 Areas. Each area is unique and introduces new types of enemies. The higher you get in The Tower, the more complex floors will become. Each area has a Shop Floor, where you can spend shards acquired in exchange for health recovery, Skills and Modifiers. Plan accordingly to increase your chance of getting to the top.
- Overcome the Guardians, Overcome Your Weaknesses – Each area ends with a Floor Guardian, a boss battle to truly prove your strategic might. Upon losing all your health, the Warrior will dissipate and lose previously acquired powers, reappearing at the First Floor to start ascending again. However, mastery in Skills will carry over into following runs. Rise again Warrior, and face your destiny.
The story of Evertried is looking like being a good one too. But don’t take our word for it, listen to exactly what Lunic Games and DANGEN Entertainment want you to know…
In a world of unflinching order, The Tower is the beacon for lost souls that cannot be assigned to either eternal penitence or the afterlife. Its purpose is to provide lost souls the opportunity to prove their fate by climbing to the very top as a way of peregrinating. Without a clear memory of what happened, you know one thing: You did not prove your worth while alive. Through your first steps in The Tower, you are faced with a mindless beast, a wolf-like creature that looks aggressive and confused. As it rushes to attack you, you find an eerie Scythe and slay the beast where it stood. You feel a strange connection to your memories getting back. The weight of the weapon. The cold decision on how to wield it. There is no doubt: You were a warrior in your past life. Dying as a warrior is nothing strange, but warriors are received in the afterlife with glorious celebrations as they die honorably. Being tested after death could mean that your death wasn’t usual. Your death was without honor. The quickest way to prove your value as a warrior is through combat. And the clearest way to your past is seeking the one that oversees it all, The Tower’s creator. Determined to get your answers, you begin your climb, feeling your bond with your past life strengthening as you battle, searching for your past while fighting for your uncertain future.
The Evertried Team is the result of a partnership between Danilo Domingues and Lunic Games, a small indie studio from Brazil founded in 2019. They combined their efforts in order to produce a unique experience and have been working on Evertried ever since. “We wanted to introduce a new pacing to turn-based combat, in a way that had enough content for players to explore, while staying true to its tactical roots. We hope that we were able to showcase why we believe Evertried is a great fun experience!” says the Evertried Team.
Evertried will be shown at DreamHack Beyond, BitSummit THE 8th BIT and Tokyo Game Show 2021 ahead of a fall launch on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC. We’ll be sure to bring you the fully confirmed release date as it arrives in our inbox…