NECROPOLIS: A Diabolical Dungeon Delve is set to come to Steam, not Early Access, and will spread its harsh perma-death and procedurally generated dungeon exploration across the world on July 12th. Although that is tomorrow as of this writing, Bandai Namco and Harebrained Schemes’ game will head to both PS4 and Xbox One sometime this summer.
I’m pretty sure on release quite a bit of people will enjoy this game seeing how the devs want NECROPOLIS to be like Dark Souls in the sense of being brutal and unforgiving. However, it will also feature permanent deaths and randomly generated locations. This means no two playthroughs of the game will ever be the same, or spawn the same creatures in another person’s game.
One thing that I think is pretty cool is that you will be able to play the game and the randomized maps with up to three other players. The devs say that death will be something very prominent throughout the game, which I’m sure multiple players will help prevent that as much as possible from happening, assuming enemies and traps don’t drastically hinder the group’s plans for success.
Anyways, the official description offers up more info pertaining to the action adventure rogue-like game:
“Introducing NECROPOLIS: an addictive blend of third-person action and procedural dungeon-delving. Oh, and perma-death. Adventure alone or with up to 3 friends in a magical deathtrap that reconstructs itself each time you play. Will you find the exit, or die trying? SPOILERS: You’ll probably die trying.”
I think it’s best to show you a nice glimpse of the game, although the trailer below is a year old, it might help clarify what the game is about. The official trailer comes in courtesy of the Harebrained Schemes‘ YouTube channel.
Looking over to a more recent trailer — though again a bit old due to the devs not updating their channel with more recent videos — we see the video proudly showing how easy it is to die with friends.
NECROPOLIS: A Diabolical Dungeon Delve will go live on PC via Steam on July 12th, while gaining a PS4 and Xbox One release later on this Summer. For more information you can hit up necropolisgames.com.