Indie developer Baykal Arts has announced their upcoming isometric souls-like hack-and-slash game, Ashen Knights: Foreshadow.
There are so many souls-like games out there, that it can be hard to choose just which one you should play. Fortunately, there are a handful of titles that try and break the mould with a truly unique experience. Ashen Knights: Foreshadow, the debut game of indie studio Baykal Arts, is looking to do just that with its blend of hack-and-slash gameplay and souls-like precision combat. Its lead designer, Deniz, spoke about switching things up and making sure players are never bored.
“Our goal is to make sure that whoever plays this game never gets tired of the same repetitive gameplay. […] The moment boredom starts looming over the horizon is the very moment we change the genre. […] We have decided to make something different, something super dynamic and everchanging.“
Ashen Knights: Foreshadow is a souls-like hack and slash set in a dark fantasy world consumed by the Abyss. You’ll take on the role of two Ashen Knights and will switch between souls-like and hack-and-slash gameplay with each. Through exploring and fighting the corrupted monsters, you’ll uncover the mystery of the Abyss and the very world itself. If you’re in the mood for a gritty mystery and emotional turmoil then look no further than Ashen Knights: Foreshadow. Here is a quick breakdown of some of its best features:
Explore a dark fantasy world torn apart by the mysterious Abyss
Play as two different characters, each with a unique fighting style
Switch between souls-like and hack-and-slash combat
Take on huge bosses and gigantic groups of enemies in explosive action
It is due to launch in 2023. However, for those who are excited for this upcoming project, the developers are releasing a free prologue. Ashen Knights: One Passage will allow players to experiment with both characters and explore the world. It is coming out in 2022. Head on over to the game’s Steam store page to wishlist it and be notified of any future updates.