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Vambrace: Cold Soul

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Headup Games
Developer: Devespresso Games
Release Date: May 28, 2019

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'Vambrace: Cold Soul' (ALL) Introduces Turn-Based Combat System - Trailer

by Rainier on May 22, 2019 @ 8:37 a.m. PDT

Vambrace: Cold Soul is a single-player strategic fantasy adventure with roguelike elements.

The King of Shades has cursed the great city of Icenaire. Now cast under a permanent blight of frost fall, its former residents have returned from the dead as mad Wraiths. Survivors take refuge deep underground where they lead a desperate campaign against this unearthly power. Woefully outmatched, they are forced into hiding as the King of Shades amasses an army of the undead above them. One fateful day, a mysterious stranger appears in the city with an enchanted vambrace. Now, she may be their only hope…

Take on the role of Evelia Lyric as you embark on several expeditions that will truly test your mettle as a leader. Before departing, visit the recruiting board to assemble your team. Each member brings their unique strengths and abilities to combat and the expedition itself. Craft new items from old loot, make sure your party is properly equipped, and journey to the surface to fulfill your objectives. The path ahead will be fraught with difficulties, but every one of the game’s seven chapters offers unique challenges emphasizing different party combinations and a high level of replayability.

Lyric comes into ownership of an ancient relic known as the Aetherbrace, after her father’s passing. She then embarks from the human realm of Edena on an expedition into the frigid, Dwarven kingdom of Dokkheim. It is there she hopes to find answers that may reveal more about the strange artifact and her father’s mysterious past.

The surface of Icenaire is cold and unforgiving, so you will need to use every advantage you can muster to survive

Devespresso Games' previous title, indie horror title The Coma: Recut, represents a major departure from the survival adventure mechanics of their previous title. For Vambrace, the team instead reveals a gothic fantasy tale from the minds of Minho Kim and T.L. Riven. The game features multi-class party building mechanics, punishing roguelike expeditions, and an immersive narrative with high replayability. Vambrace also boasts Minho's signature hand-illustrated graphics that is sure to please 2D and retro game enthusiasts.

It's time to uncover the combat of upcoming roguelike fantasy-adventure game Vambrace: Cold Soul in a new trailer showcasing the the turn-based combat system you're going to use to fend of your enemies.

Once your party is assembled, you will take place in dangerous expeditions at the frozen surface of Icenaire. Up there you will meet different types of enemies in the form of wraiths and the even more dangerous spooks. Each character is able to do one action per turn; you choose between individually ranged attacks, defense, skip and flourish attacks. The last option depends not just on the character's class but also on your equipped relics.

The 3-part feature will propel you on a journey filled with memorable characters, brutal challenges, and deep strategy. 

Stay tuned for the 3rd and final feature video on the explorations through Icenaire!

Key Features

  • Embark on an epic fanasy-adventure spanning 7 intriguing chapters
  • Complete sub-quests to unlock up to 26 new, thematic character skins
  • Assemble your party from 5 races and 10 unique classes of recruits
  • Craft items and armour from precious materials gathered on your trips that will unlock new skills and enhance stats
  • Make crucial decisions - one wrong turn can seal your party's fate
  • Prepare well or condemn your comrades to permanent death
  • Find codex pages to expand upon the world's history and mythical lore

Vambrace: Cold Soul will come to PC and Mac on May 28, 2019, with Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One following in Q3 2019.

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