Daedalic Entertainment and new development studio Unfrozen announced today a new fantasy RPG, Iratus: Lord of the Dead. In this new game, players assume the role of the resurrected necromancer Iratus who is trapped inside a dark dungeon prison and seeks vengeance against those who imprisoned him.
According to the press release, Iratus: Lord of the Dead will let players use heroes they vanquish to create fearsome monsters for their personal army. With a heavy focus on tactical combat, Iratus promises to be a complex and rewarding experience for those with dubious ethics and a love of dark fantasy.
In Iratus: Lord of the Dead players will use bones, flesh and other… squishy parts from deceased enemies to create monsters which they personally control and customise, with more than 50 different skills to choose from. As players defeat enemies and venture further into the dungeon, Iratus’ power grows too with different alchemy, magic and tactical talents to unlock and utilise.
“Challenging turn-based battles are a matter of life and (un)death in Iratus. When defeated minions perish in battle they vanish from the game forever, so you will need to proceed carefully in the gameworld and learn the strengths and weaknesses of all enemies faced in order to succeed.”
Iratus: Lord of the Dead is coming to Steam Early Access in Summer 2019 and here are the game’s key features:
- Join the powerful undead necromancer Iratus on his path to freedom and vengeance
- Deep and challenging turn-based combat with permadeath
- Grimdark fantasy atmosphere with stylish 2D graphics
- Create minions from enemy bodies using a powerful crafting system
- Choose from alchemy, magic and strategic powers to enhance Iratus’ combat abilities