DANGEN Entertainment has announced that Evertried, a tactical roguelite game headed to Nintendo Switch, will launch on the eShop on 21st October.
Set in the afterlife, Evertried has you taking on the role of a fallen warrior who must ascend a mysterious tower. Each floor of the tower offers up a unique turn-based combat challenge, where you'll need to make great use of your positioning, attacks and movement to win each fight and make it to the next floor.
You can see some of this combat in action in the new trailer up above – note that luring your enemies into traps and thinking carefully about your own positioning is key to victory. The official PR teaches us everything we need to know:
Test Your Strategic Might
Hitting or defeating enemies in succession increases your Focus Level, which determines the shards you receive and unlocks special powers called Modifiers. The Focus Level goes down when you are idle or just moving, so there is incentive to keep up the action. Luring enemies to traps and getting hit by hazards will also affect the gauge, adding to the strategy.
Outsmart Enemies with Dashes and Skills
Moving strategically and attacking is vital. Close the gap with a Dash — a mechanic that allows you to move twice the distance and ignore collision, allowing you to transverse an obstacle or gain a better position. Don’t forget Skills and Modifiers-- abilities and passive effects that can be equipped to create your build. Skills improve and carry over into successive runs, whereas Modifiers become stronger based on your Focus Level.
Customize Your Ascent Toward Destiny
The Tower has 50 floors divided into 5 Areas. Each area is unique and introduces new types of enemies. The higher you get in The Tower, the more complex floors will become. Each area has a Shop Floor, where you can spend shards acquired in exchange for health recovery, Skills and Modifiers. Plan accordingly to increase your chance of getting to the top.
Overcome the Guardians, Overcome Your Weaknesses
Each area ends with a Floor Guardian, a boss battle to truly prove your strategic might. Upon losing all your health, the Warrior will dissipate and lose previously acquired powers, reappearing at the First Floor to start ascending again. However, mastery in Skills will carry over into following runs. Rise again Warrior, and face your destiny.
Evertried will cost $19.99 when it launches on Switch next month. Make sure to let us know if you'll be (ever)trying it with a comment below.