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Shores Unknown

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Publisher: Hitcents
Developer: Vallynne
Release Date: February 2021

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'Shores Unknown' (ALL) Available On Steam Early Access - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2021 @ 7:00 a.m. PST

Shores Unknown is a tactical RPG where you'll set sail for a vibrant, medieval land at war, forge new alliances and seek your fortune in waters unconquered by any sailor.

Shores Unknown takes place in a land ruled by the iron-fisted Crown, and policed by the fearsome Inquisition, from whom it is said there is no escape. To the south lies the Empire and perpetual war, while to the north there is only the Murk — a seething wall of fog from which no ship has ever returned. In the midst of these grand forces, both natural and otherwise, our heroes must find a way to survive and to pursue their dreams of liberty.

Play as the newly-made leader of a mercenary company, fresh off an assignment gone awry. Now on the wrong side of the Crown, allies and loyalty are paramount. Forced to venture through the maw of the Murk in a search for truth, players will explore unknown lands, forge new alliances, and wage battle against those who would see to their end.

It's up to you to uncover the truth to what lies behind the seething fog that coats the seas. Take charge of your crew, and confront a wide range of encounters with Shores Unknown's innovative gridless turn-based combat system. Lead your growing mercenary team into battle, as your tactical skills are put to the test.

In this deeply customisable RPG, it rests on your shoulders to bolster your party, learn new skills and pursue your dreams of freedom and liberty.

What dangers await on Shores Unknown?

Shores Unknown is available through Steam Early Access.

When asked the inspiration behind Shores Unknown, Lead Developer Ilya Rudnev said, "We’re fans of RPGs - both Western and Japanese classics - and with our game, we wanted to express and share our love for the genre by creating an original blend of narrative, exploration and combat, inspired and affected by our varied cultural backgrounds."

He continues, "Our goal is to create battle experiences which are thoughtful and tactical, but also feel dynamic and fast-paced. Your decisions as a player matter, but the characters aren’t mere pawns and will use their AI to position themselves, manoeuvre around the enemies and react to the ever-changing battlefield situation accordingly when acting out your orders."

"Player feedback has been incorporated from the start, always been vital for our decision-making. Now, we’re taking it a step further with Early Access, to help shape Shores Unknown into the best experience it can be."

Key Features:

  • Gridless tactical turn-based combat -take your time to assess the situation and command your characters in the Order Phase, then watch your strategy come to life during the Action Phase as the characters maneuver around the battlefield and carry out their orders.
  • Adaptive character advancement system -characters learn new skills and unlock new classes depending on their equipment and combat choices.
  • Deep party customization options - allow the player to build the perfect mercenary team of their choice, allowing full control over equipment and skills used by each character.
  • Vibrant world - rendered in low-poly stylistic full of little details to immerse yourself in. Explore the various locations of the game, interact with dozens of characters and uncover the secrets of the Shores.

Shores Unknown is coming to Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam).

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