Publisher Kepler Interactive and A44, the developers of the well-received 2018 action-RPG Ashen, have announced their next project: Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn. It is an open-world action-RPG due out later this year for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC (on both Steam and Epic Games Store). It will launch straight into Xbox Game Pass as well.
You’ll combine guns and magic in Flintlock’s combat, along with an AI-controlled magic-animal companion (who you can get a look at in the cinematic reveal trailer at the top of this page), in order to vanquish the undead hordes that threaten humanity.
Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn – Announcement Screenshots
As A44 describes the story, “The door to the Afterlife has been opened, allowing the old god’s army of the undead to escape from within. Join Nor Vanek, a member of the coalition army, and her mystical companion Enki, a strange creature gifted with magical powers, as they pursue their personal vendetta against the gods.” You’ll visit a number of bespoke locales, according to A44, including “desert sands, cavernous ruins and towering cities filled with secrets.”
We’ll have a lot more on Flintlock throughout the year.
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