Death’s Gambit coming to PS4, PC in 2016

Open-world 2D action RPG set on an alien medieval planet.

Death's Gambit

Death’s Gambit, indepedent developer White Rabbit’s February-announced 2D action RPG that looks like a crossover between the Souls series and Shadow of the Colossus, is coming to PlayStation 4 and PC in 2016, the studio announced.

The “non-linear, open-world game” sees players exploring an alien medieval planet filled with “beasts, knights, and horrors.” It promises “epic bosses that test your mettle and force you to think outside the boss,” as well as several bosses and creatures that require you to scale them and “fight while on the shoulder of giants.”

The combat system is said to be “deep” to the point where you feel like there is always room for improvements. There will be multiple weapon types with unique attacks and effects.

Here’s the story so far, via White Rabbit:

The central conflict of Death’s Gambit begins with your character on the verge of his own demise at the hands of an immortal. You come face to face with Death, who extends a bony finger and offers you a deal. Undeath, in exchange for destroying the source of immortality that plagues this world. A deal swiftly struck, for you are not yet ready to wander the afterlife.

Gematsu contacted White Rabbit for word on an Xbox One version. “As of now, it’s only a PC/PS4 deal,” a studio rep told us. “We’ve yet to announce anything with Xbox One.”

Watch the reveal trailer below.

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