Whats up, expensive PlayStation.Weblog readers! Undead Horde releases as we speak on PlayStation four! The sport is a “necromancer simulator” combining parts from action-RPG, technique, hack ’n slash and minion video games. I’d prefer to share some background particulars from our growth course of, to attempt to reply the query: “What’s Undead Horde?”
In late 2017 we have been furiously making an attempt to provide you with a brand new sport venture at 10tons. We had achieved a number of top-down shooters in a row together with Neon Chrome, Jydge, Time Recoil and at the moment we had practically completed Tesla vs Lovecraft. Although we love top-down shooters, we actually wished to do one thing completely different for a change. At that time, video games with bigger armies preventing one another in some type have been considerably contemporary, so we began to dig round there.
We began to do some prototyping. First we created a sort of “large fantasy battle simulator,” however in the long run the prototype wasn’t that well-liked in our inside testing though the workforce appeared to love it.
A battle between amazons and undead barbarians
We continued on and remembered a enjoyable and considerably well-liked little sport known as Proper Click on to Necromance (RCTN). It nonetheless felt enjoyable so we took on a brand new job: Can we make a sport the place you increase the useless like in RCTN, however in order that the sport would have a narrative and a marketing campaign lasting a number of hours? This was the essential query behind Undead Horde. We additionally felt that the entire theme of necromancy hasn’t been totally explored but with video games. A sport known as Nekro was canceled and a whole lot of different minion video games didn’t have precise necromancers.
So that is what Undead Horde grew to become: A sport the place you command undead minions which you’ll increase instantly from the battlefield. You may also increase undead from summoning statues & graves additionally, however the principle supply is normally your slain enemies. You’ll find a really early growth shot from this section and examine it to the ultimate shot above — rather a lot modified alongside the way in which visually too.
Undead Horde early growth screenshot
In contrast to in RCTN, the participant controls a necromancer as a substitute of the horde. This was achieved since we wished to have a fundamental character to deal with. The undead minions are principally axe fodder, so the precise development occurs via your necromancer with objects and leveling. There are some heroes and stronger models although, which the participant can attempt to maintain alive if he needs to attempt “high quality over amount” ways. The participant can do a whole lot of standard ARPG stuff as nicely: combat, forged spells, loot, full quests and discover the world.
We predict Undead Horde brings one thing new to the ARPG desk — there’s no mixture of necromancy, motion RPG, and minion management prefer it. The brand new parts additionally offered us with some challenges, as many gameplay issues had no off-the-shelf answer, and we notice that the gameplay fashion isn’t essentially for everybody.
The story in Undead Horde is sort of easy — you’re Orcen, the final necromancer. Your purpose is to take again the Overworld the place the undead as soon as dominated. A paladin named Benevictor is your arch enemy and the chief of the dwelling; the demise of the undead was of his making.
The sport takes Orcen via forests, deserts, catacombs, and wastelands of ice & fireplace with the final word purpose of reaching the Citadel the place Benevictor has retreated. After the primary playthrough, the sport might be replayed with the total choice of minions from the beginning and with mutated world parameters.
I hope this put up supplied an fascinating first impression in regards to the sport. Watch the trailer to study a bit extra in regards to the sport and its story. Choose it up as we speak to do some undead re-animation your self!