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Moonlighter

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: RPG/Action
Developer: Digital Sun
Release Date: May 29, 2018

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'Moonlighter' (ALL) Reveals 11 Vital Facts - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 24, 2018 @ 3:15 a.m. PDT

Moonlighter is a 2D action/RPG with rogue-lite elements following the everyday routines of the aforementioned Will, Rynoka’s ambitious shopkeeper that dreams of becoming a hero.

Moonlighter’s story dates back to a time many years ago when a set of magical Gates was discovered during an archaeological excavation. People quickly realized that these ancient passages lead to different realms and dimensions — providing brave and reckless adventurers with treasures beyond measure. Rynoka, a small commercial village, was founded near the excavation site providing refuge and a place for adventurers to sell their hard-earned riches.

Moonlighter is the story of Will, a dexterous shopkeeper by day who secretly dreams of becoming a hero while stocking his shelves. By night, Will ventures into the dungeons behind the Gates to vanquish the monsters within and fill his pack with loot.

One part rogue-lite and one part shop management, Moonlighter from 11 bit studios and Digital Sun sends you into the dungeons in search of loot to fill your shelves. But, the shop won’t run itself. Between runs, you’ll need to set prices, craft new wares, hire assistants, and keep sticky-fingered shoplifters at bay.


In the 11 Facts about Moonlighter video, Digital Sun and 11 bit studios set you up with everything you’ll need to know about surviving your adventure. Learn of a different world flooded with monsters, see what kind of bosses await you in the darkest of dungeons, discover the nuances of economy in the village of Rynoka where Will — Moonlighter’s adventurer and shopkeeper in one — is living and competing with other merchants (or cooperating with them if that’s your choice).

If you ever wondered how all those legendary weapons and armour make their way into fantasy shops and markets - Moonlighter solves this conundrum by showing step-by-step the route of each item. From locked chests protected by vicious bosses in the deepest dungeons to convenient and elegant store shelves.

During an archeological excavation - a set of Gates were discovered. People quickly realized that these ancient passages lead to different realms and dimensions. Rynoka, a small trading village, was found near the excavation site - providing brave and reckless adventurers with treasures beyond measure.

Rynoka operates as a safe haven and a marketplace for all travelers, those careless and cautious alike - but achieving both glory and gold proved more challenging than expected.


Key Features:

  • Moonlighter's dual nature is represented by both adventuring and shopkeeping activities, guaranteeing a well balanced, rewarding experience
  • While managing your business in Rynoka, player can put items on sale, manage gold reserves, upgrade the shop, and many more. Understanding needs of customers is important - some of them may have special missions for you, requesting rare items and offering handsome rewards in return
  • Exploring randomly generated dungeons, player will encounter variety of enemies and bosses, collect special items and manage loot using special inventory-based abilities. Moonlighter's goal is to make each run unique and force the player to take some smart decisions
  • Moonlighter has a crafting and enchanting system that is essential for the player progression. Interacting with the NPCs in Rynoka is the way to craft new armors, weapons and enchant existing equipment. This creates a great deal of flexibility and spices up the way the equipment is used
  • Moonlighter is very challenging and has deep combat mechanics. The depth of combat depends on the interactions between weapons, abilities, enemies and secondary effects of items. We want players to feel comfortable developing their own battling style

Containing a double-sided Medallion from the game, the Signature Edition also includes a glossy artwork poster and a squishy Jelly-Monster that you can repeatedly squeeze all while thinking about how to economically outsmart other merchants in the village of Rynoka.

Moonlighter will be available for Xbox One, PC and PS4 in digital stores as well as in retail (both standard edition and limited Signature Edition), on May 29th, 2018 for $19.99 USD, with a Nintendo Switch version planned for Q3 2018.


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