Tomorrow sees the launch of Moonshades, a dungeon-crawler RPG that hopes to let you relive the experience of playing old-school classics.
Said to offer "a deep, captivating story," Moonshades is inspired by Dungeons and Dragons and has you taking on quests and puzzles, jumping into combat, upgrading your equipment and more. "Epic legends are forged as you venture into this offline role-playing game," the eShop listing reads. Here's the game's official summary:
Your adventure will lead you beneath ruined towns, through grim, eerie dungeons... and towards monsters lurking in the ghostly half-light. Forces of darkness have invaded the realm, but some survivors from the kingdom of Harten still resist their fate, preserving the secrets of their ancestors' magic. Join the mission to restore liberty and enlightenment to this fantasy land! The kingdom's glory may be faded and its treasures buried, but hope for changing the course of history has not been completely lost in the darkness of the dungeons... and the rewards for your efforts will be great!
Here's a closer look at the game's 3D environments, as well as a tease of some of the fearsome beasts you'll be coming up against. Oh, and can you spot the HUD?
From the "thousands" of upgradable items and the otherworldly abilities to discover to the NPCs you can trade with and the potions and legendary items you can craft, it sounds like there'll be plenty to get your head around if you decide to give Moonshades a go.
The game launches tomorrow, 27th August, and will be available for $17.99. Let us know if you're interested in checking it out with a comment below.