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Lost Ruins mixes dark anime, metroidvania and modern day action

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When a young girl awakes in a cold, dark dungeon, bereft of memories and unaware of the world around her, a perilous journey begins to unfold. And it’s in that adventure of Lost Ruins where you come in. 

Available right now to purchase and download on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch, Lost Ruins arrives from the DANGEN Entertainment team, delivered as part of their 5th Anniversary Show. 

Priced at £16.74 from the Xbox Store – and you should expect roughly that price on PlayStation and Switch too – Lost Ruins plays out as a 2D side-scroller in which you play through the life of a young girl. It’s her who is lost in this dungeon, unable to recollect anything from the past. Dropped into a world that is populated by the most bloodthirsty of monsters, you’ll need to help this young girl get a grip on the situation at hand, working her way through a dangerous world. Thankfully, the magical, rather mysterious, Beatrice is there to help. 

Hacking and slashing your way through the world is one way to succeed in Lost Ruins, but magic plays a huge part here too, wands, tonics, scrolls and more will let you freeze and burn foes, healing yourself as you see fit. 

You’ll need to make the most of what is going on around you too, environmental elements play a huge role in what makes Lost Ruins such an intriguing prospect. We’ll be sure to cover all aspects in our upcoming review, letting you know how Lost Ruins plays on Xbox Series X|S. 

Until that time, the key game features you’ll need to concern yourself with include…

  • ENGAGE IN COMBAT – Combat in Lost Ruins is both strategic and methodical. Slash away at enemies, burn them to a crisp, or even deflect their projectiles back at them. Arm yourself with a variety of swords, axes and other assorted medieval weaponry, and hack monsters to pieces.
  • MASTER DESTRUCTIVE SPELLS – For those with an affinity for magic, Lost Ruins allows you to cast a variety of spells through wands, tonics, and scrolls. Burn monsters, freeze bosses, and heal yourself when in danger. Choose what works for your playstyle and make a magic casting character that’s totally your own.
  • CHOOSE YOUR ACCESSORIES – The world of Lost Ruins is a dangerous one and being armed to the teeth with awesome weaponry is sometimes not enough. That’s where accessories come in. Accessories are unique pieces of equipment with all manner of effects. One accessory might protect you against fire, while another might heal you when you’re poisoned. The right combination of accessories can create different strategic options for your adventure.
  • MAKE USE OF THE ENVIRONMENT – As you explore the depths of Lost Ruin’s dimly lit dungeons, you will find that while everything around you might bring about your death, you can also use the environment around you to your advantage. Elements within the world will react with other elements realistically. Flammable liquids will be set ablaze when in contact with lit lanterns. Ice magic will freeze bodies of water, making them dangerously cold. The more you understand the environment and how to use it to your advantage, the more dangerous you will become.

Pick up a copy of Lost Ruins right now from the digital stores of Xbox, PlayStation and Switch. It’s only right we drop you the way of the Xbox Store

Game Description:

A young girl wakes up in a dimly lit dungeon without any of her memories. Surrounded by horrible, bloodthirsty monsters, the girl is rescued by the magician, Beatrice. With Beatrice’s help, the girl goes on a perilous journey to find answers, and unlock the secrets of the Lost Ruins. Lost Ruins is a 2D side-scrolling survival action game, where you play as a young girl that has awoken in a strange and foreign place without her memories. With the aid of weapons, spells and tonics, and the guidance of the magical and mysterious Beatrice, you will explore a dark and dangerous world, battle hideous monsters, and topple incredible bosses.

Neil Watton
Neil Wattonhttps://www.thexboxhub.com/
An Xbox gamer since 2002, I bought the big black box just to play Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee. I have since loved every second of the 360's life and am now just as obsessed with the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S - mostly with the brilliant indie scene that has come to the fore. Gamertag is neil363, feel free to add me to your list.
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