Headup and Devespresso Games will be releasing Vambrace: Cold Soul on Steam come May 28, 2019. The upcoming game has been described as a turn-based fantasy-adventure with unique mechanics.
In Vambrace: Cold Soul, once your party is assembled, you “will embark on a dangerous expedition to the frozen surface of Icenaire. It is there you will meet different types of enemies in the form of wraiths, mad survivors, cultists, and the most dangerous of all – Shades.”
Each character can perform one action per turn; “you choose between individually ranged attacks, defense, skip, and flourish attacks. The last option depends not just on the character’s class but also on your equipped relics.”
Here’s the trailer which showcases the combat system!
Here’s the official description:
The King of Shades has cursed the great city of Icenaire. Now cast under a permanent blight of frost fall, its former residents have returned from the dead as mad Wraiths. Survivors take refuge deep underground where they lead a desperate campaign against this unearthly power. Woefully outmatched, they are forced into hiding as the King of Shades amasses an army of the undead above them. One fateful day, a mysterious stranger appears in the city with an enchanted vambrace.
You play as Evelia Lyric, bearer of the Aetherbrace and the only human capable of entering the cursed city of Icenaire. You must choose party members who will lend their unique strengths to your cause. Embark on expeditions and use perceptive allies to avoid traps and strange encounters. Leverage the strengths of fighters and magic wielders to survive deadly combat. You may be Icenaire’s only hope…
The Key Features include:
- Embarking on an epic fantasy-adventure spanning 7 intriguing chapters.
- Completing sub-quests to unlock up to 26 new, thematic character skins.
- Assembling your party from 5 races and 10 unique classes of recruits.
- Crafting items and armor from precious materials gathered on your trips that will unlock new skills and enhance stats.
- Making crucial decisions – one wrong turn can seal your party’s fate.
- Prepare well or condemn your comrades to permanent death.
- Finding codex pages to expand upon the world’s history and mythical lore.
As for Headup, it is a hybrid games publishing and development company “providing players worldwide with the best content in the independent gaming sector.” Established in 2009, it is active on all major platforms such as consoles, mobile devices, and PC, and was awarded as “Best Publisher” at the German Developers Awards in 2012, 2013 and 2017.
Devespresso Games is an independent, four-man team based out of Seoul, South Korea and San Francisco, USA. The team focuses on “crafting interactive stories, immersive worlds, and memorable characters through the medium of games.”
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