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Death's Gambit

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: Adult Swim Games
Developer: White Rabbit
Release Date: Aug. 14, 2018

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'Death's Gambit' (ALL) Gets Retail Edition In June - Trailer

by Rainier on May 9, 2019 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT

Death's Gambit is a side-scrolling, monster-slaying action RPG that raises you from the dead to serve as an agent of Death in a highly stylized, gothic world of beasts, knights, horrors, undying guardians and more.

Death's Gambit is a hardcore 2D action platformer with rich RPG elements. Master the precise combat, utilizing a wide variety of weapons and abilities to confront the horrors that lurk deep within Siradon. Explore a mysterious and unforgiving world to uncover the true price of immortality. Embrace the challenge of being an agent of Death.

Defeat gruesome enemies and legendary bosses with an arsenal of uniquely powerful weapons and abilities in wickedly challenging battles that demand creative thinking, strategy and precise skills. Scale towering buildings and giant beasts alike with a trusty grappling hook to reach the farthest limits of the realm, and get ready to die – a lot.

Explore Siradon, a vast, unforgiving land of dark forests, medieval ruins, frozen wastes and more, each filled with treasures, secrets and twisted characters that may help or hinder your journey. Death’s Gambit delivers a non-linear adventure; discover multiples routes between areas, gaining access to new surprises with every challenge overcome.

The promise of immortality lies at the heart of Siradon. As Death's right hand, challenge the undying guardians of the realm and endure the eternal struggle to purge their souls. But what reward awaits a faithful servant of Death?

Hundreds of thousands of Metroidvania and platformer fans have already assumed the role of the Reaper of Death in Death’s Gambit on digital platforms and yet the call to arms to slay legendary immortals continues!

Alongside Adult Swim Games and developer White Rabbit, Skybound Games are bringing this 2D action platformer to retail and online game stores around the globe in a first-ever physical edition for PS4.

Developers have worked closely with the playerbase, taking  feedback on board. As a result, here is a list of improvements that have been integrated into Death’s Gambit in the past year:

  • An “Animation Cancelling System” has been added, providing a more fluid combat experience
  • Speedrunners have the option to skip cutscenes, and an in game timer is now available to keep track of each run.
  • Performance and stability has been fine tuned
  • Numerous other quality of life improvements and bug fixes have been implemented thanks to player feedback and support.

Originally released digitally through the PlayStation Store, Steam, and in 2018, Death’s Gambit will be available to purchase on and at retail locations on June 25th in North America and June 28th in EMEA.

Key Features:

  • Incredible Bosses - Hunt towering monsters and other creatures of legend. Each boss is a test of skill, requiring unique strategies to defeat.
  • Character Customization - Outfit your character with over 10 weapon types including bows, scythes, longswords, halberds and more. Harness 30 weapon abilities and spells to create your own build.
  • Expansive World - Travel across the beautifully rendered Obsidian Vale, Witch Woods, Sanguine City, and more. Meet quirky characters from all walks of life, and uncover their narrative threads and secrets.
  • Heroic Mode - Defeated bosses experience a second wind in an exponentially harder heroic mode accessible immediately after defeating them. Give yourself an all new challenge and master their new abilities.
  • Evocative Score - Experience an intricately crafted score composed by Kyle Hnedak, that sets the tone for Death's Gambit's world with over 2 hours of evocative music.
  • New Game Plus - Complete Death's Gambit to unlock New Game+ in brackets of three to set your own difficulty, and endure the struggle all over again.

Death’s Gambit is currently available for PS4 and PC (Steam)

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