Made by Clock Drive Games, Warlander is a hack and slash adventure with a prominent Souls-like atmosphere in its dark fantasy approach and Permadeath element. For some players, Permadeath is a daunting prospect that they try to avoid at all costs, but it is an interesting feature that many games over the years have successfully used. After all, even arcade classics like Pac-Man and Space Invaders made good use of Permadeath.
In Warlander, we play as a hero returned to life, looking for vengeance. While the Techno Order reigns, the Clans under their rule fight to survive, but hidden in the shadows, the Druids plan their revenge. Kill your enemies to satisfy the Old God who returned you, but beware. Die, and you will be forced to start again right at the beginning, losing all the progress and experience you gained. A steep price to pay for the Old God to resurrect you.
Fighting for the vengeance our hero craves, we will have many features at our disposal including stamina-based fights, an interactive environment to use against our enemies, and a skill tree to upgrade and improve our skills. As well as this, Warlander is described as ‘procedurally generated’, offering unique playthroughs where every path in our hero’s adventure is different with each replay.
Warlander will be available on PC (Steam) on 26 February 2020, and will release later in the year on Playstation 4 and Xbox One.