El Dorado Hills, Ca. – September 22, 2022.
The El Dorado Hills-based (California, the US) indie games developer Stingbot Games today announced with great thrill and happiness that their dark fantasy time-survival roguelite “Soul Survivors“, is coming to PC via Steam Early Access in Q1 2023.
The first-ever playable Soul Survivors demo debuts during Steam Next Fest Oct. 3-10, with a Nintendo Switch version to follow after vanquishing Early Access.
Suit up and head into combat against waves of enemies threatening to overrun unprepared champions in the Lands of Chaos. Weave in and out of progressively more challenging foes, auto-attacking to cut a path forward and absorbing souls from felled creatures to level up and acquire powerful new abilities. Cast down legions of shambling zombies, corrupt mages, and giants in tense showdowns across richly detailed pixel-art stages.
Select one of two character classes available at Early Access launch, with 6 planned for v1.0. Charge into enemy hordes as the powerful Bogatyr, or use the realm’s undead legions as the Necromancer. In Soul Survivors, each character class features distinct active and passive abilities to provide for wildly differing playstyles. Spend hard-earned gold accrued during sessions to unlock persistent Talent Tree upgrades for different characters, boosting stats affording even more firepower in subsequent sessions.
Alter a character’s auto-attack in dynamic ways by spending experience-granting souls. Transform Bogatyr’s standard sword into an AOE-inducing hammer with the Iron Smash ability or upgrade to the Butcher’s Blade to deliver powerful overhead strikes capable of cleaving through waves of deadly foes.
Experiment with different character builds across numerous runs to create the perfect champion capable of outlasting thousands of enemies and challenging malicious bosses at the end of each stage, like the hulking Flesh Golem.
Soul Survivors will debut on Steam Early Access with over 24 different enemy types and two playable stages, with content updates planned throughout its ongoing development. Brave adventurers can download a playable demo during Steam Next Fest from October 3-10, 2022.
“We are excited to share the first look at Soul Survivors with the world, and are even more thrilled to invite players to go hands-on with the game during the October Steam Next Fest,” said Sterling Selover, designer, Stingbot Games.
“Soul Survivors is all about risk versus reward as you try to topple thousands of increasingly more difficult enemies and build up your character. We’re also building, and look forward to sharing even more content when Soul Survivors comes to Early Access in early 2023!”
Soul Survivors will launch on PC via Steam Early Access in Q1 2023 with English-language support. A Nintendo Switch version will debut alongside the 1.0 PC version in the future. For more information, visit the official website, follow Stingbot Games on Twitter, and wishlist Soul Survivors today.
About Stingbot Games
Stingbot Games is an El Dorado Hills, California-based independent game development company comprised of avid gamers with an insatiable thirst for creating fantastic gaming experiences. The studio’s first title, The Forbidden Arts, was released in 2019.
For more on Stingbot Games, visit the official website.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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