At Gamescom 2022, Avalanche Studios Group’s Systemic Reaction (Generation Zero, Second Extinction) introduced Ravenbound, an open world roguelite game steeped in Swedish folklore.

Lead Game Designer Simon Laserna mentioned in an announcement:

It’s actually thrilling to discover a brand new style as a studio for Systemic Reaction. It’s been a enjoyable problem to mix our open-world legacy with roguelite mechanics and the legendary monsters of the Swedish woods into its personal game world!

Ravenbound is at present in improvement for PC and will probably be launched through Steam (where you possibly can already check out the minimal and suggest necessities). Check out the game’s overview and announcement trailer under.

You are the Vessel. Carried inside you is a robust weapon solid by historic gods to defeat the Betrayer. They known as it Raven, and its sacred responsibility is to rid Ávalt of the darkish forces. Knowing this mission would take many lifetimes to finish, they enshrined the Raven within the physique of warriors, conduits for the Raven’s quest.

Prepare for demise, Vessel, however combat realizing that with each enemy you defeat, you serve those that’ll come after you. They inherit the knowledge you acquire touring throughout Ávalt, gathering sources, overcoming perilous challenges, and battling ferocious enemies. The loop closes when a Vessel arises highly effective sufficient to see the Raven fulfill its goal.

A Beautifully Deadly Open World

Ávalt is a lovely and huge open world fantasy world impressed by folklore that you would be able to freely discover on foot or on the wings of the Raven. The alternative of where to go and what problem to undertake in Ravenbound is at all times yours to make. But beware! This gorgeous land and its creatures are ever-changing, giving rise to new foes, places, and challenges once you least anticipate it!

Intense Action-Roguelite Combat

Face off with creatures from fantasy and folklore like Trolls, Hulders, and the fearsome undead Draugr. Armed with metal imbued with magic, you could interact in fast-paced shut fight where ways are every thing. Knowing when to dodge is simply as necessary as when to assault. Choose your battles correctly, as each Vessel has only one life to sacrifice to the Raven’s ambition. And battle correctly, because the fight talents you attain can profit the Vessel who rises in your home.

Play your Cards Right

Survival is determined by enjoying your playing cards right in Ravenbound’s deck constructing characteristic. Expand your deck when a Vessel falls, deciding on playing cards for extra highly effective gear, weapons, and magic. Choose correctly. These are the playing cards you need within the hand of the Vessel that rises subsequent. Though that Vessel should nonetheless endeavor to attract every card, the deck is best stacked for survival once they do. Make probably the most of every alternative to enhance your deck to provide every Vessel one of the best likelihood of bringing the Raven nearer to victory earlier than they fall.