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The Devil makes his return in Rogue Lords, the turn-based roguelike developed by Cyanide and Leikir Studio. Published by NACON, the game is available from today on Steam and the Epic Games Store.
Rogue Lords takes you to a dark and mature world inspired by 18th century New England and the Salem witch trials. You play as the Devil. You have returned to the human world to take revenge against the Demon Hunters who subjected you to a heavy defeat 10 years ago.
Build your team from 9 infamous evil geniuses – Dracula, the Headless Horseman, Bloody Mary, The White Lady, Lilith, Hecate, Baron Samedi, and Frankenstein and his Creature are all available to serve you. Use the special talents of each Disciple, combine their powers to create devastating attacks, and defeat the members of the Sanctua Lumen, a new cult hunting down your followers.
A roguelike with deep gameplay and unique mechanics – During each run, you will build a team of three Disciples, progress through the game on a 3D map, and choose the events you want to trigger. This includes:
- Turn-based combat in which your Disciples will face the Demon Hunters and the Sanctua Lumen
- Interactive events in which you choose the best way to give mortals excellent reasons to fear you
- Encounters with the Grim Reaper, who will trade new relics and skills for the souls you have collected
Fights and events offer a choice of rewards, but you need to select them carefully based on your tactics.
Use the Devil’s powers to play by your own rules – In exchange for some of your own health, bend the rules in your favour. For example, you can alter the health bars of your Disciples and enemies, swap buffs and debuffs to suit your fighting strategy, open portals on the map to reach inaccessible areas, or even tip the odds in your favour during interactive events. Mastering this mechanic is essential for crushing your enemies at key moments. But be careful: there’s a cost, and losing all your health will bring your run to an end.
The Devil does not know the meaning of defeat – The turn-based battles are challenging and require mastery of the various gameplay mechanics. Your enemies are many, determined and well-trained. Luckily, the Devil plays by his own rules: acquire new skills, unlock new Disciples, and return run after run until you impose your rule over all mortals.
Play as the Devil, find artefacts with legendary powers, and regain your former strength to take revenge on the Demon Hunters in Rogue Lords, a roguelike in which cheating is part of the game.
Rogue Lords is now available on Steam and the Epic Games Store.
The game will arrive in early 2022 on Playstation ®4, Xbox One, and Nintendo SwitchTM.
NACON is a company of the BIGBEN Group founded in 2019 to optimize its know-how through strong synergies in the video game market. By bringing together its 11 development studios, the publishing of AA video games, the design and distribution of premium gaming devices, NACON focuses 20 years of expertise on the service of players.
About Cyanide Studio
Cyanide is a French video game development studio created in 2000 and based in Nanterre. It has two subsidiaries located in Montreal and Bordeaux. The studio is known for its sports games, such as the popular PC series Pro Cycling Manager and its console version, Tour de France. Cyanide is also the author of Blood Bowl (Sport/Fantasy, 2009), the adaptation of the famous Games Workshop board game; Game of Thrones (RPG, 2012); Styx: Master of Shadows and the sequel Styx: Shards of Darkness (Infiltration, 2014/2017); and Call of Cthulhu, a game adapted from the tormented world of HP Lovecraft (investigative RPG, 2018). Since 2018, NACON, one of Europe’s leading video game publishers, holds a 100% stake in the company.
About Leikir Studio
Leikir is a studio specialized in PC and consoles game development. Creating video games for core and hardcore gamers, the team values systemic games and stylized art direction.Sponsor this Article!