Roguelite deckbuilder Brave’s Rage will leave Early Access and launch for PlayStation 5, Switch, and PC via Steam on February 2 for $19.99 / €18.99, publisher Astrolabe Games and developer ISVR announced.
Brave’s Rage first launched in Early Access for PC via Steam on April 22, 2022.
Here is an overview of the full release, via Astrolabe Games:
A Challenging “Active-Time” Deckbuilding Game!
Brave’s Rage is a highly challenging active-time deckbuilding game that combines an action-time bar (ATB) system that is commonly seen in JRPGs with the traditional deck-building gameplay. It entered Early Access in June 2022 and received very positive reviews. After eight months of fine-tuning and polishing, the full release version will finally be released worldwide on February 2, 2023, and will be available on PlayStation 5, Switch, and PC Steam simultaneously.
Optimized for Consoles with New Features
This game has officially passed the meticulous quality checks performed by Nintendo and Sony, and in order to better adapt to the features of the consoles, adjustments have also been made to optimize the gameplay experience. A brand new achievement system has been added to ensure that achievements are fun and “painless” to obtain. Additionally, to accommodate controllers, the game can now also be played at a slower speed during combat – 0.25x and 0.5x, for players who are not accustomed to the action-time combat system at the beginning. The players could also choose to take advantage of powerful features like “Bullet-Time” and “Time-Freezing” anytime during combat so that players will always have enough time to think about their potential card plays.
Additionally, to enhance the overall experience on both larger screens and portable devices, Brave’s Rage has also undergone a UI overhaul based on players’ feedback during the Early Access and made numerous improvements in design to make sure the game is enjoyable anywhere on any device.
A Complete Story-mode, and More Stages!
In the full release of Brave’s Rage, the storyline has been thoroughly fine-tuned and re-arranged. Now it will progress from Challenge Tier 1 all the way to Challenge Tier 15, organically connected with tons of unlocks waiting to be discovered. The players will be able to play as different Braves and find their favourite playstyles as they progress through the Story Mode, and eventually reveal the mystery troubling the Owl Kingdom for the longest time, unlocking the most important feature at the final Challenge Tier 15.
New Gameplay Modes, New Braves!
There will be five additional preset difficulties settings (Challenge Tier 16 to 20). Of course, with greater risk, there will be greater rewards! The players can unlock all kinds of different character designs and cosmetics (“Alter-ego”) for their favorite Braves.
In addition to the eight existing Braves, each with a unique skillset, playstyle and completely different deck, the full release of Brave’s Rage will also include a ninth Brave—The Princess. The Princess, who is the one originally to be saved, can use all cards from the decks of each Brave and also has some very powerful skills. As one may guess, the Braves have to complete Challenge Tier 15 and beat the fearful hidden boss to safely bring her back.
And there’s more to that! On top of the existing Default Difficulty and Custom Difficulty mode, there will be a brand new “Timed Trial” mode for those hardcore Braves. Of course, being hardcore, the “Timed Trial” mode is soft-locked behind some very high Challenge Tiers, so work your way up for it!
Massive New Contents, Total Balance Overhaul!
In the full release, the dev team has done a total game balance overhaul based on the feedback from Early Access players around the world and smoothened the difficulty curve, aiming to ensure that everyone can pick up the game quickly while retaining the most fearful foes and difficult levels for those who welcome challenges.
Tons of New Content Available in the Full Release
- New Designs for Braves – Seven completely new designs (“Alter-egos”) for different Braves, a total of 17 designs will different styles, will be introduced in the full release, unlocked through different Challenge Tiers as players progress.
- New Foes – Approximately 10 new types of carefully-designed enemies will appear in the full release, including some of the most powerful ones…
- New Cards – To help deal with those fearful monsters, each Brave also sees approximately 10 new cards added to their own deck pool, respectively.
- New Equipment – Designed and fine-tuned a number of equipment that could potentially be the key factor in determining the core playstyle for each round of adventure, providing more flexible deckbuilding ideas.
- Improved Enemy AI – Yep, with new skills and new AIs, some enemies are now stronger than ever (in higher difficulty settings).
- Improved Card Utility – Some previously underused cards see buffs and adjustments, providing more flexible deckbuilding ideas.
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