The game, set to release in Q1 2016, takes inspiration from hack ‘n’ slash games from the 80’s and 90’s.
Playing as Bathoryn, who is the hero in this Gothic world, the aim of Slain! is to emancipate seven great towers. You will do this by making your way through an ill-fated land that is full of horrific pixel art enemies that will come between you and the tower. You will need to ascend (or occasionally descend) each tower whilst fighting off monsters, overcoming traps and working out puzzles on your way to the tower’s heart – where you will find the and face off against a ‘mighty overlord’. You will need to defeat this enemy to continue with Bathoryn’s quest. Failure will be met with a gruesome death for our hero, falling victim to any of the following – being mauled by werewolves, disintegrated by floating monstrosities, squashed by great weights or torn apart by hidden blades.
If that doesn’t already sound awesome, there will also be an heavy metal soundtrack, just to make the experience even more memorable.
Are you looking forward to Slain!? I know I am! Be sure to keep an eye on The Vita Lounge for more news on Slain! between now and its release!