We don’t need to sit here and tell you how Team17 are right up there amongst the very finest of indie publishers; it’s something which is well known and needs no clarification. But that does mean that when Team17 come to market with a new game, the hype is real – and that’s the case with the creature taming, alchemy mastering, everchanging medieval fantasy world of The Serpent Rogue.
Coming to Xbox Series X|S, PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC, The Serpent Rogue has been created by the Sengi Games team, helped along by those at Team17 (previously behind the likes of Golf With Your Friends, The Escapists and of course, Worms!) in hope of taking down the world.
It’s a game which combines alchemic adventures and experimental exploration as players take on the role of The Warden, embarking on a quest to save the world from a corruption known only as the titular Serpent Rogue. It’ll be up to you to utilise the tools at hand, hoping to cleanse the realm and restore balance to Mount Morbus.
Launching on April 26th 2022, there’s looking like much to take in with The Serpent Rogue. Alchemy is one of the key ingredients in the gameplay and mastering it will be pivotal to The Warden’s success; collect and research ingredients to unveil their uses, experiment with different mixtures to craft unique potions, and use those concoctions in a variety of ways to progress through the everchanging world.
The thing is, each and every action The Warden takes has an effect on the wider world; for instance, if too many items are left littered around an area, rodents will arrive en masse to cause havoc; if bodies are left unburied, ghouls will be lured by their scent leaving death and destruction in their wake.
The key features of The Serpent Rogue include:
- Sandbox roguelike: Explore the mysterious world of The Serpent Rogue; locations and items are randomised by storms that sweep the land
- Permutations aplenty: Utilise the magic and crafting of alchemy to create new tactics to overcome the many threats and situations created by the Corruption
- Cause and effect: The Warden’s actions have consequences that can be used to their advantage; but will they become the hero of the tale… or the villain?
Interested? You can wishlist The Serpent Rogue right now on Steam, downloading the demo too if you so wish. Other than that, it’s a case of holding tight until The Serpent Rogue releases on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC come April 26th 2022. We’ll be sure to remind you when that time comes.
You’d do well to take in the beautifully crafted trailer below too.