Kingdom Of Night

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: Dangen Entertainment
Developer: Black Seven Studios
Release Date: 2021

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'Kingdom Of Night' (ALL) Launches Slacker Backer Campaign - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2020 @ 12:00 a.m. PST

Set in small-town USA, Kingdom Of Night is an 80’s themed isometric, story-driven, action RPG with an expansive, interconnected map and open-ended quest system.

Kingdom of Night follows the story of young John, who is awoken one night by the kidnapping of his neighbor Ophelia, and sets out into the town at night to fight back against a demonic invasion and rescue Ophelia before it's too late. The aesthetic of the game is an ode to 80’s action, horror and fantasy, and has been labeled, “Diablo meets Earthbound.”

Battle nightmarish creatures, customize your abilities, and collect unique items and equipment. In order to beat the game, you’ll have to infiltrate the massive lairs of the five demon lords, and take on the apocalyptic boss battles at their centers.

Kingdom of Night is a game about coming of age, cosmic horror, and true love. The player takes control of John as his adventure's lead him through an hour by hour experience of what may be everyone's last night on Earth. He will encounter unearthly evils, Demon lords, afflicted townsfolk, and high school bullies... All nested in a larger than life fantasy that brings ultimate evil to a neighborhood near you.

Developer Black Seven Studios and DANGEN Entertainment have launched a Slacker Backer campaign via Fangamer.

Funded on Kickstarter, Kingdom of Night made a strong showing with an early demo at BitSummit 2019, showing off its isometric action RPG gameplay that takes place in an 80s-inspired rural town of Watford, Arizona where the neighborhood gets thrown into chaos when a group of cultists summon a demonic invasion.

The brand-new trailer shows off a number of never before seen elements for fans to get hype about, including: never before seen melee action mechanics, use of magic in battle, co-op gameplay, gameplay featuring the rogue class, new areas, new bosses, new music, new cutscenes, the new in-game character sheet and more.

The Slacker Backer campaign will be fulfilled by Fangamer and is set to go live on November 30th. The Slacker Backer campaign gives game fans a chance to back the continued development of Kingdom of Night by pre-ordering digital and cool physical rewards that were once available during the Kickstarter campaign. Not all rewards during the original campaign will be available through Slacker Backer, however

Kingdom of Night Local Co-op achievement allows two friends to sit down and play the game at the same time. John is joined by his neighbor and friend from school, Timothy, and each player is able to choose their own class, level up, and collect their own loot. Players will share quest notes and screen space. The camera will follow and move forward with Player One. Two-player save files are permanent; there is no continuing the game when your partner is away. Local co-op also increases the difficulty and number of enemies, with bosses more difficult, requiring teamwork to defeat.

The Class Pack achievement unlocked two additional classes for John and Timothy to undertake, bringing the total number to 9. There are three melee classes: Rogue, Barbarian and Knight, three ranged classes: Gadgeteer, Hunter and Demon Slayer, and three magic classes: Sorcerer, Necromancer and Wizard, each with their own unique attributes and abilities.

Iconic music composer Vince DiCola, best known for composing the movie soundtracks to Rocky IV and The Transformers: The Movie, will compose a theme for a vital part of the game

Vince DiCola is an Italian American platinum selling artist. He co-composed eight songs for the John Travolta starring and Sylvester Stallone directed film, Staying Alive in 1983. DiCola and co-composer Frank Stallone received a Grammy nomination for their work on Staying Alive in the category of Best Album of Original Score written for a Motion Picture or Television Special. Vince was also nominated for a Golden Globe for the song, “Far From Over”.

In 1985, Vince’s soundtrack to ROCKY IV went platinum with over one million copies sold.  Vince’s cues from this classic selling soundtrack have been used in radio spots, TV commercials, sports programs, other outlets as well as everyone’s workout playlist for over three decades.

One year later DiCola had another hit with The Transformers: The Movie soundtrack, which included cues from his score as well as the popular song “Dare”. For many years Vince has been hearing, “You scored my childhood” from adults who were kids in the 80’s. A few years ago, Intrada Records released expanded scores for Rocky IV & The Transformers: The Movie.

Kingdom of Night is in development for PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, scheduled for 2021.

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