Following its announcement trailer we saw a few months ago, developer The Arcade Crew has now shared a story trailer for Dark Devotion, a 2D action game with handcrafted visuals and deep gameplay mechanics.
There is currently no set release date, but the original plan was to launch it sometime this year.
About the Game:
A strong RPG influence
You will have the chance to loot a lot of different weapons, armours and relics, which have their own qualities so that you have the chance to create your own build… for better and for worse…
Each weapon has its own specificities and statistics which you will also be able to custom with mystical runes. Roughly speaking : you have the choice to adapt your arsenal depending the enemy you’re facing and/or your preferences. Choose wisely.
Pray for your safety
Kill enemies to collect some Faith. Indeed, Faith is necessary to many things such as : unlocking secret paths, special chests, and more… So use it sparingly.
The general amount of Faith you gather during a run is saved, and will be usable in the Filthblood Shelter (the HUB) to upgrade your unlucky character.
Items for your salvation
Of course you will be able to heal your wounds or illnesses by consuming the right item. If you have the chance to loot the right one! A lot of other consumables are scattered in the Temple, spend them carefully to survive.
The Temple can be a place of virtue for those who deserve it
If your prowesses are witnessed your God might want to give a hand, who knows? But it can also be a place of despair and sickness if you’re not paying attention to what’s surrounding you so be vigilant and cautious, the Temple will not think twice about crushing you.
You can’t go back, every door automatically closes behind you
Each world has 3 or 4 different paths. Each path has its own environment and atmosphere. Some of them are inter-connected. As you can guess, every game will bring you through differents paths.
Secrets are shrouding the Temple, you must uncover them. But… watch out getting lost is so easy… However that’s how secrets are found, isn’t it? Do not worry, the Temple has its way to show good intentions. Indeed, you can find some hidden altars in the shadow which can save your equipment and/or your location if you take time to pray at them.
Discover the complex story behind this Temple
Meet the lost ones who populate it, either directly or thanks to letters left behind by lost travelers. Some will even arrive at the shelter.
The Temple keeps its secrets as fiercly as a dragon would keep his gold… Discovering a text or a secret room will not be an easy thing ; however their discovery is crucial for the good understanding of the background as well as your progression through the game since they often contain usefull and powerfull items.