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Achilles: Legends Untold

Platform(s): PC
Genre: RPG/Action
Developer: Dark Point Games

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'Achilles: Legends Untold' Available On Steam Early Access - Trailer

by Rainier on May 12, 2022 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT

Achilles: Legends Untold is an isometric action RPG that draws inspiration from soulslike and hack & slash genres.

It's time to uncover the unknown pages of mythology! Confront the god of war in Achilles: Legends Untold and face your destiny.

Play as Achilles, the Greek warrior and hero of the Trojan War, who is recruited by Hades to confront the god of war Ares on his behalf. Face hordes of mythical beasts, mercenaries and demigods roaming the Earth. To do so, the hero sets out on a journey through ancient lands to find powerful, magical artefacts that will allow him to fulfil his mission as divine executioner. Hephaestus, the god of blacksmiths, will lend Achilles his helping hand by transforming any resources he gathers into new weapons.

The combat in Achilles: Legends Untold brings a unique isometric approach to traditional Souls-like gameplay. Learning enemy movements and timing your attacks will be key, while Dark Point Games also added devastating special abilities like the shield toss to overwhelm enemies with Achilles’ raw power. This way, Achilles: Legends Untold may be enjoyed by souls veterans and new players alike. 

The gameplay features satisfying and skill-based combat, RPG elements, and resource management. Collect raw materials to bring to the forge to create new deadly weapons and sturdy shields to take Achilles to the peak of his power. As you watch Achilles become stronger and more ferocious with each ability you pick up, you as the player will also have to adapt to the world, as Achilles is not the only one picking up new tricks along the way.

In addition to the single-player campaign, Achilles: Legends Untold offers players who prefer fighting side-by-side with friends a robust co-op experience with procedurally generated dungeons to explore, allowing you and your friends to hone their skills even further.

Achilles: Legends Untold is now available through Steam Early Access for $19.99 / EUR 18.99.

The Early Access version of the game features two story chapters and score challenges that allow you to compete with players from all over the world in randomly generated dungeon runs. In Early Access, the challenge modes are playable with up to 2 players in co-op.

Through the course of the two story chapters (Prologue and Chapter 1), you can find different kinds of weapons, secret rooms, and many interactions within the world.

The EA version represents about 20% of the content we have planned for the game with around 30% of features implemented already - including an early version of the GAIA AI system. The final game will feature 5 story chapters, multiple game modes, and major updates and improvements in various aspects of the game including up to 4 player cooperation. We will update the game regularly during the Early Access.

The full version will feature the entire story of Achilles with proper conclusions presented in two very different endings determined by the player's choices. On top of that, you will be able to play multiple challenge modes solo or in co-op that we will be adding regularly during the Early Access period.

Early Access Summary:

  • Story mode in Early Access features a prologue and first chapter,
  • Randomly generated dungeons,
  • Side quests,
  • 2 players co-op in dungeons,
  • Different kinds of weapons, items, and secrets to find,
  • Skill tree,
  • Intense boss fights,
  • GAIA system.
Full Version Summary:
  • Story mode with 5 chapters with 2 different endings,
  • New locations to explore,
  • Expanded skill tree,
  • Up to 4 players co-op,
  • Upgraded and expanded GAIA system,
  • A bigger variety of enemies,
  • Even more weapons, items, and secrets,
  • More of everything!

Achilles: Legends Untold features the innovative GAIA system, which means the AI characters’ actions feel lifelike and work together in unpredictable ways. Experience immersive battles in which monsters adapt to your playstyle, try different strategies or create ambush scenarios, all driven by this contemporary, in-house-designed system.

Inspired by action RPGs like Dark Souls and Diablo, Achilles: Legends Untold has a much lower level of entry. The creators wanted to make a game that would be more accessible to beginners, who are just starting their adventure with this type of gameplay. It doesn't mean, however, that Achilles: Legends Untold is a title aimed only at newcomers, because it is filled with optional challenging missions, which will certainly also satisfy experienced players.

Key Features

  • An engaging and original story inspired by the Greek mythology
  • Beautiful, eye-catching graphic design
  • Deep combat inspired by the souls-like genre and old-school hack&slash games
  • Easy to learn and hard to master gameplay
  • Jolly cooperation!
  • Innovative GAIA system responsible for enemies’ AI

Achilles: Legends Untold is in development for PC with full launch planned for 2023.

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