Inkulinati launches in Early Access on January 31, 2023Switch version due out at full launch.
Inkulinati will launch in Game Preview for Xbox Series and Xbox One, and in Early Access for PC via Steam, GOG, and Microsoft Store on January 31, 2023, publisher Daedalic Entertainment and developer Yaza Games announced. It will also be available via Xbox Game Pass. A demo is now available for all platforms. A Switch version is also planned for the game’s full release.
Here is an overview of the game, via Daedalic Entertainment:
Inkulinati are a legendary group who battle one another on the pages of medieval manuscripts. They fight by drawing beasts with the Living Ink. Thanks to this magical substance, those creatures come to life and an epic battle ensues. Donkeys playing trumpets with their bottoms, bishop cats vanquishing heretics with prayers, heavy but deadly snails that eat units alive, and more. Much, much more.
—But be not deceived by the tomfoolery of rabbit bottoms and braying mules—Inkulinati is neither for feebleminded coxcombs, nor harebrained half-wits. These comical illustrations belie the tactical depth of Inkulinati’s turn-based combat. Players assume the role of master Inkulinati commanding living illustrations on 2D manuscript battlefields. Each stylishly inked creature plays a strategic combat role, while legendary medieval characters such as Dante and Hildegard can turn the tide of battle.
Inkulinati includes both solo and local multiplayer gameplay. Players can ready their troops to delve into the game’s demanding single-player campaign, or challenge other Inkulinati locally in a revival of the old-school hot-seat-mode. The game features intricate maps that influence duels, and allows for different gameplay styles (e.g. aggressive vs. cunning).
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