Sword of the Necromancer Releasing in December
JanduSoft and Grimorio of Games have announced that action roguelike Sword of the Necromancer will launch on December 10, 2020. The game will release on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions are also planned, but will be released at a later date.
The developers also released a new developer diary video, viewable below alongside the release date announcement trailer. The four-minute video gives a quick overview of the gameplay and major features. Those interested are currently able to try the game out for themselves, with a limited-time demo available on Steam until October 13, 2020, as part of the Steam Game Festival: Autumn Edition.
Sword of the Necromancer follows Tama, a rogue tasked with escorting priestess Koko on her continental pilgrimage. Unfortunately, Koko dies on their travels, and Tama carries her body to the Necromancer’s crypt, where the power to resurrect the dead is said to lie. In addition to using fallen enemies to fight, Tama also has access to numerous weapon types. Two-player local co-op can also be unlocked through an item called the Flask of the Homunculus, which creates a copy of Tama. The copy has access to all of Tama’s abilities except for being able to revive enemy monsters.