September 19th, Kraków, Poland – “RITUAL: CROWN OF HORNS” is scheduled to transition from Steam Early Access on November 7th, 2019 on PC (Steam) and will be made available in the Nintendo Switch store on the same date.
RITUAL: CROWN OF HORNS is a fast-paced 3D top-down, base defender shooter, using a selection of the best horde-mode mechanics and offering a mature complex plot developed by Draw Distance.
The game is a unique cocktail of story-driven base defense game centered around visceral action and desperate survival in the face of overwhelming enemy forces.
It’s a serious, demanding, skill-based game that offers dozens of hours of gameplay to master all the levels, skills, and weapons.
Manage resources and time wisely. Note what’s at your disposal and prioritize your actions – sometimes it’s better to wait for the perfect moment to launch a powerful, ultimate skill than find yourself empty-handed when you need it the most.
Gather the souls of your fallen enemies and use them to purchase helpful gadgets, like a murderous Gatling gun.
Master every level to obtain souls – you’ll need them to unlock new weapons, skills, and spells.
Don’t worry if you fall – optimize your selection of guns and inventory and try again, stronger than ever.
The only game in its genre, set in the unique Weird West environment – a surreal version of the American frontier that mixes typical tropes of Wild West tales with occult horror, as inspired by Alejandro Jodorowsky’s cult movie El Topo or the Deadlands pen and paper RPG setting.
Unique Selling Points
Horde mode game based on gut instinct tactics – it’s all about fast-paced visceral action!
Possibilities for experimentation with various combinations of weapons, skills, spells, and gadgets – dozens of hours of gameplay.
An explosive fusion of hardcore action and mobile accessibility. Ritual: Crown of Horns blends many inspirations – Diablo, Dead Cells, Devil Daggers, Metal Gear Solid 2, 10tons’ twin-stick shooters, and more – to become a one of its kind hybrid, suited perfectly for both short and long gameplay sessions, both at home and on the go.
Stylish art from the creative team who brought you Serial Cleaner.
In making a statement on the agreement, Rafal Basaj, Director of Publishing at FEARDEMIC, said:
“Ritual: Crown of Horns fits perfectly in our portfolio. The game is full of horror themes and overflows with dark atmosphere, but most importantly, it’s fun to play.
Draw Distance is an established and experienced company, able to provide one of the best arcade experiences on the market, and it’s our utmost pleasure to be working with them.”
Michał Mielcarek of DRAW DISTANCE said on the conclusion of the publishing partnership: “We look forward to working with our cousins at Feardemic and we know that they are the best choice for the publishing and distribution of our game.”
Ritual: Crown of Horns is coming out of Steam Early Access and to Nintendo Switch on November 7th this year.
More information about the game can be found on the official website, Facebook and Twitter.
Review copies (both PC and Switch) will soon be available. To secure one for yourself please get in touch with Agnieszka Szóstak at [email protected] or call +48 881 951 601. Please share the information for what region do you need the review copy if the Switch version is of interest.
FEARDEMIC sp. z o.o, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BLOOBER TEAM S.A, is a publisher of computer games and their related entertainment products. The company strives to deliver the most interesting entertainment experiences which involve situations that evoke the most fascinating and important human emotion: fear.
The company pursues this direction not because it is evil or sadistic, but because through the contrast of intense emotions, humanity can learn more about who or what it truly is.
This targeted use of horror provides a framework that allows the company to focus on the key propositions and values of each of the intellectual properties that they create.
The single direction also allows the company to grow and share the specific knowledge that has been acquired through the many years’ experience in specializing in psychological horror games.
FEARDEMIC has published two games, The Padre (Shotgun With Glitters) and 2084 (Feardemic Studios).
FEARDEMIC sp. z o.o. is based and is registered at Cystersów Street 9, 31-553 Kraków, Poland, entered into the Register of Entrepreneurs of the National Court Register kept by the District Court for Kraków – City Center in Kraków, XI Commercial Division of the National Court Register under the number KRS 0000354722, NIP 675-142-99-42.
About DRAW DISTANCE
DRAW DISTANCE was founded in 2009 as iFun4all, and the company was rebranded as Draw Distance on April 9, 2019. Draw Distance symbolizes a new philosophy behind the company’s activities and aspirations – the company aims to become a renowned developer of true indie gems, visually breathtaking multiplatform titles with rich stories, and engaging gameplay. Draw Distance – the sky is the limit!
Draw Distance is currently working on several games, including Ritual: Crown of Horns – a dark 3D action game in a top-down perspective set in a dangerous world inspired by the Weird West genre; Far Peak – a 3D narrative-driven management game with survival elements, set in the high mountains in the 1980’s; fully licensed Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York, Halls of Horror board game and other unannounced projects.
Draw Distance press kit: https://presskit.drawdistance.dev/
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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