A brand new video has been released for Sword of the Necromancer, showing off the game's anime-inspired opening cinematic trailer.

Made by Sunshine Animation Studio, the trailer gives us a quick tease of the game's story and the enemies you'll face ahead of the game's launch this December. A free 'prologue' version of the game has also appeared on Steam, letting players have a quick go for themselves to check out its mechanics and first boss.

Sword of the Necromancer is a dungeon-crawler action-RPG with roguelike elements where you can revive your defeated enemies to make them fight alongside you. Turn your foes into allies using the forbidden powers of the Sword of the Necromancer and help the rogue Tama reach the dungeon's depths in order to gain enough power to bring her beloved priestess Koko back from the dead. Gather a small army of monsters, equip yourself with weapons and relics, and level up to take on the guardians that stand between you and your goal.

As noted above, the full game will arrive on Switch this December. The development team says the title "is inspired by rogue-like games like Enter the Gungeon, 2D Zelda games like A Link to the Past and features monster-catching mechanics inspired by Azure Dreams."