Fearless developer Ronimo Games (Awesomenauts) and their trusty sidekicks Devolver Digital (My Friend Pedro, GRIS) have emerged from the mist to announce Blightbound, a dark and stylish co-op action RPG that will battle its way onto PC later this year.
The world lies in peril. Decades ago, a band of legendary heroes finally defeated the dreaded Shadow Titan after a long and ferocious struggle, but their celebration was short-lived. Despite the incredible victory, the war left behind a broken Sun that plunged the world into darkness. The Shadow Titan’s true intentions revealed themselves when from his broken husk flowed the Blight; a corrupted fog that alters any living creature exposed to its evil for too long.
High in the mountains - now the only refuge from the Blight - our heroes learn that their ancient forebearers, the Aetheri, had crafted powerful items capable of offering protection to any of those brave enough to descend into the Blight and strike back and the horrors that lay within. Now, our heroes must unite once more in their quest to recover more relics, defeat the darkness, and one day reclaim their homelands.
In Blightbound players will team up in groups of three heroes, locally or online, and venture down from their mountain refuge to face the abominations of the Blight. Heading out into the mist will see them explore dungeons, solve puzzles and fight a terrifying range of mystical and monstrous enemies. Each player will fulfill a role in the team, either as a warrior, an assassin or a mage.
From these dungeon runs they can recover more heroes and loot to bolster their refuge. The refuge can also be expanded by recruiting more artisans, providing ways to craft items, train heroes and fulfill bounties. Each hero also has a personal journey to complete. Once finished, they can assist the artisans to make them even more useful.
Stunning 2.5D visuals mixing hand-painted characters with realtime 3D models and lighting effects.
Over 20 unique heroes to collect. Each with a differing skillset, a unique passive ability and fully narrated story to complete.
Over 100 unique items to loot and craft. Effects range from simple stat changes to significant gameplay alterations.
A refuge to expand. Recruit new artisans to craft more items, fulfill bounties or train your heroes. Even train your heroes to further assist your artisans!
3 unique environments. Explore dungeons set in the eerie Gravemark, the opressive Underhold or the precarious Blade's Edge.
Distinct class roles that reward teamplay. Block damage as a warrior, interrupt enemies as an assassin or heal your allies as a mage.
Powerful ultimate abilities that charge from fulfilling your class role.
Can you collect and complete all the challenges, and conquer the Blight once and for all?