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Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones is releasing on September 26th

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Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones is releasing on September 26th

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Thu 1 August 2019, 01:18:21

Tags: 1C Entertainment; Cultic Games; Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones

After the release of its demo on Steam back in January 2018, it seemed like Cultic Games' Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones couldn't be far off. Alas, when dealing with the Mythos such optimism is misplaced. Already delayed from late 2017 to late 2018, the game was postponed again to late 2019 back in December. There were a handful of Kickstarter updates during this time, but little tangible sign of progress. But you know what they say about that which eternal lies. Today Cultic announced that Stygian will finally be out on September 26th. Here's their new trailer and the accompanying press release:

The town of Arkham. Unspeakable horrors from beyond the veil. A... release date on Steam? Open your mind to Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones, a cosmic horror CRPG set to wrap its tentacles around PC gamers on September 26, available for $29.99 USD (24.99 EUR) on Steam. Drawing directly from the works of H.P. Lovecraft and employing a gorgeously grotesque hand-drawn visual style, Stygian offers a turn-based RPG in a broken and mysterious world.

Step into the 1920s as you create your own character based on one of eight different archetypes pulled from the pages of cosmic horror history - from the academic to the occultist - each with their own unique attributes, skills and belief systems. These belief systems in particular determine how your characters cope with the warped reality of the world around them. This, like the classic CRPG titles that came before it, provides players with an open-ended narrative to unearth as they attempt to find sense in the mysterious otherworldly happenings that have befallen the town of Arkham.

Faithful to its mind-rending subject matter, combat in Stygian is understandably tense. Featuring strategic, turn-based combat from a 2D perspective, players will come face to face with everything from fanatic cultists, to monstrosities that are so horrifying that we’ve been instructed not to describe them for your safety and well-being. Balancing physical combat that’s inconsistent at best against creatures from beyond and powerful eldritch spellcasting that has dire consequences on one’s mind, combat in Stygian deftly matches the cosmic horror experience that surrounds it.

Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones arrives on Steam on September 26, following its successful Kickstarter funding. For those attending Gamescom, be sure to stop by 1C’s booth for a chance to get your hands on the game early and experience the terror for yourself! For more information, make sure to Wishlist the game on Steam and follow Cultic Games and 1C Entertainment on Twitter.

Stygian has long been one of the Codex's most highly anticipated indie titles. If it's as good as it looks, we could be looking at something very special here, and hopefully a GOTY contender.

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