Rogue-like lovers, this is truly a time of rejoicing. Rogue-like games have been making a very strong showing as of recently with titles like Rogue Legacy and The Binding of Isaac. Don’t let your excitement die down there, as now you’ve got Necropolis on the horizon.
Hairbrained-Schemes, the wonderful developer behind Shadowrun Returns, has just announced their next title via a PAX 2015 trailer. Necropolis will take place in an ever-changing magical deathtrap, your only goal is to get out alive. To quote the official Necropolis website, “SPOILERS: You’ll probably die trying.”
As you can tell from the trailer, that spoiler likely isn’t too far off. It seems that HBS is going to be implementing their expertly chosen art-style to illustrate your gruesome death in as many ways as possible. Another note to take from the trailer is that the button prompts appear to be for the Xbox One, though no systems were officially mentioned in the trailer.
No release date was announced, but if you’re lucky enough to be in attendance at PAX, you can try out the Necropolis Pre-Alpha by taking a quick jaunt over to booth 10187 on the show floor. Enjoy your deaths, you lucky few!
I’m already sold. Ever since I randomly tried out Rogue Legacy on the PC, I’ve been a fan of rogue-likes. Normally, the idea of losing my gear every time I die would make me sick to my stomach, but the way rogue-likes handle death and restarting is kind of charming, I suppose. Regardless, HBS might have a hit on their hands. Necropolis is gorgeous, looks to have some tried and true combat mechanics and if the red and black splash scenes are indicative of what’s to be featured in the game, every death will have the potential to be more hilarious than the last. Hopefully HBS can team up with Sony and get Necropolis onto the PlayStation 4 or Vita.