Action adventure RPG Shattered: Tale of the Forgotten King will launch for PC via Steam Early Access on June 4, developer Redlock Studio announced.
Shattered - Tale of the Forgotten King is an rpg-adventure game with heavy challenging boss fights and a deep lore inspired by Dark Souls, Shadow of the Colossus and Legacy of Kain.
Put on the Wanderer's coat and explore strange worlds adrift within the void. Retrace the fall of an entire civilization through the testimonies of its rare survivors in Shattered - Tale of the Forgotten King, an adventure game mixing exploration and boss fight.
Between dreamy exploration and epic battles
In the world of Hypnos, a wide continent scattered with huge fortresses and cities in ruins is yours to roam. Switch between 2.5D and 3D phases and dive into the story of a forgotten universe where fierce opponents await. To reach victory, precision in your movements and observation of your enemies will be vital. Are you ready, Wanderer?
- Several zones to explore: A semi-open world in which you can walk several paths. You can choose the one that suits you. Or choose to discover new ones.
- Terrible bosses to fight: Observe them and learn to anticipate their moves. The timing of your assaults and parries will be crucial to your victory.
- Constant progression: May it be by crushing enemies or discovering new areas, you'll have the possibility of making the Wanderer evolve. Will you choose to level up, buy new equipment or purchase more lore items to learn everything about Hypnos?
« I had travelled through forgotten paths for days, weeks and months to reach the Thousand-Door Palace. A place where only silence reigned now. Where the wind had stopped and the tides retreated with the Great Rift. The great Departure.
And here stood before me this towering beauty of onyx and obsidian - the divine home where once echoed every whisper of the world. So vast that the greatest city of any kingdom would only be an anteroom in comparison. Peculiar green lights shone from inside the building, pulsating though the circular openings in the floating columns. The lost reverberations of an empty throne...
And here I was, bathed in my mist of past and future memories, standing in this mythical place that remained, still. The only location anyone in Hypnos could have found with no map or compass back when the King still reigned.
And I Remember the Silence In My Soul.
The Bitter Raindrops In the Wind. »
Early access Details
Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?
“We would like to release the game before the end of the year 2019.”
How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?
“We plan to include every area imagined for the game for the release of the game, whereas the early access will only open the doors of the few areas that are done at this stage. We also plan to add a wider variety of foes and bosses, as well as more narrative content and non playing characters that the player can meet.”
What is the current state of the Early Access version?
“We think of the early access as a beta. Most of the final features are integrated but some foes, NPCs and areas have not yet been included. You can already explore wide spaces, fight various enemies, level up, discover lots of lore and start piecing together the world of Hypnos’ past. We plan on including every area imagined for the game for the game’s release, while early access will only open the doors of the few areas that are done at this stage. We also plan to add a wider variety of foes and bosses, as well as more narrative content and NPCs the player can meet (their choices and behaviour having an influence on the NPC's own stories outcome), and glyphs to customize even more the character's skills and features.”