The Serpent Rogue
Image: Sengi Games

It's pleasing to still see a steady stream of game announcements for Switch that look rather good, and we think The Serpent Rogue falls into that category. Developed by Sengi Games and published by Team17, it's an action adventure game that seems to have some intriguing possibilities.

Its medieval fantasy setting is suitably dark and it's described as a 'sandbox roguelike', so we've filled our roguelike quota for today. It seems to have some clever ideas, in which your actions are varied but also have a notable impact on the world.

The Serpent Rogue features an engaging mix of crafting and experimentation, as The Warden discovers new potions and recipes that change – or even create – situations to their advantage. The Warden’s actions also have consequences for the ecosystem, from dreaded Reapers devouring too many pets left in a single location, to ghouls attracted to the unburied going on to attack everything standing in their way. The wonders of alchemy even extend to therianthropy and shapeshifting, allowing The Warden to transform into any creature, and allow any creature to be transformed into another – including The Warden! Combined, the breadth of options to evolve through the game opens up a wealth of potential strategies and tactics to overcome the darkness of Morbus.

It's due out in 2022 on Switch and various platforms, but if you have a decent machine you can try it out now as there's a demo on Steam.

Do you like the look of The Serpent Rogue?