With Pathfinder: Kingmaker and its sequel, Wrath of the Righteous, writer Paizo already managed two very profitable variations of its common tabletop game to the digital realm—however apparently it isn’t stopping there. Where these two video games had been strictly trustworthy, Abomination Vaults makes use of the setting because the stage for a fast-paced, Diablo-like action-RPG.
The footage is not simply paying homage to Diablo in gameplay—its gothic type and darkish dungeons even make it appear to be the long-lasting sequence. With Diablo 4 on the best way, it looks as if a daring move for small developer BKOM to attempt to compete so instantly with Blizzard. Abomination Vaults does have lots of unique materials to attract on, a minimum of—it is primarily based on the hit tabletop marketing campaign of the identical title, a sequence of adventures all set in the identical “megadungeon”. A megadungeon is an underground complicated so large and stuffed with monsters and traps that it may well function a whole marketing campaign unto itself—which does admittedly sound like the right place for an action-RPG.
For these unfamiliar, Pathfinder is a kind of unofficial off-shoot and competitor to Dungeons & Dragons—so when you’re a fan of Baldur’s Gate or Neverwinter Nights, you may count on some comparable parts. The 4 playable characters, for instance, are taken from the paintings of the tabletop game, and are a ranger, a cleric, a barbarian, and a wizard respectively. And sure, there’s a minimum of one dragon within the Vaults.
It appears just like the game is not fairly a accomplished deal but, nonetheless—like Kingmaker and Wrath of the Righteous earlier than it, Abomination Vaults will probably be in search of funding on Kickstarter to get it over the end line and probably broaden its scope. A date for the Kickstarter’s launch hasn’t been introduced but, however you may join right here to be notified when it goes reside.