November 23rd, 2018 – Merge Games together with developers, Team Crimson, is proud to announce the imminent release of Crimson Keep, a rogue-like, first-person, action RPG. The game is set to launch on PC and Nintendo Switch on Thursday November 29, 2018.
Thirty years ago, a curse destroyed the entire village of Larkstead. Banished to the dungeons below, your only hope is to explore, scavenge, and fight for survival. Will you find the mysterious Crimson Keep? Will you escape this terrible place? Or will you be food for the innumerable beasts and horrors that lurk in the depths below?
Crimson Keep’s a game about exploration, combat and survival. The team have combined RPG progression, rogue-like gameplay and first-person action to make something very rewarding and fun. Descend into an ever-changing labyrinth full of monsters, traps, and treasure. Locate the sunken remains of an ancient castle and cleanse it. The great power you find within could be your only hope of escape. Every drop of XP, every piece of loot, and every bit of damage you take could determine whether you survive, or succumb to The Keep’s dark power. You will die… often.
Crimson keep features procedurally generated dungeon layouts meaning enemies never appear in the same spot and objects such as traps and shrines move every time the player dies. Crimson Keep challenges players with perma-death, cursed items, hunger and deities. If you die you lose everything. On the plus side, if you manage to complete a zone, you’ll begin from its start point when you respawn.
Players can choose from three character classes – Berserker, Witch and Drifter. Gameplay is perfectly paced with players able to frequently empower their characters with new abilities and equipment. Characters have access to a wide range of weapons to suit all players – each comes with different speeds, damage arcs and ranges. As they level up, players gain access to new abilities, useful for different combat situations. Many enemies require special strategies such as hitting them in their weak point. Successful players will learn the best methods for defeating foes.
Crimson Keep is set for release on Thursday November 29th, 2018 and will carry a price tag of $14.99/£9.99/€14.99 on Steam with an introductory discount of 15% until December 13th. The game’s Steam page can be found here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/632110/
Crimson Keep is currently available to pre-order from the Nintendo eShop and will carry a price tag of $19.99 / £14.99 / €19.99 on the Nintendo Switch. All purchases made between November 22nd and December 6th will receive a 20% discount as part of an introductory offer.