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An Ankou

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: PID Publishing
Developer: Alkemi Games

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'An Ankou' Is An Action/Roguelike Coming To PC, Playable Demo Available Now, Early Access In July - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 29, 2023 @ 4:00 a.m. PDT

Offering open world exploration and vast enemy waves, alongside swift movement, rapid crafting and pin-point combat, An Ankou creates a unique action-packed roguelike adventure with stunning style.

Set in an alternative 19th century Brittany, An Ankou sees players assume the role of “The Ankou”, a servant of death and the last dead of the year. Reborn as one of the first three playable classes (Soldier, Apothecary or Nun), players will re-enter the world to reincarnate spirits and guide them to their final rest. 

With death comes a new job. An Ankou is a fast-paced action roguelike where you usher souls from the land of the living whilst battling hordes of demons. As the servant of Death, explore a haunted open environment, scavenge resources, craft equipment, level up and fight back against powerful enemy forces. If the Ankou fails in their task, they’ll be reborn to try again.

Set in a beautifully hand-crafted open map filled with random events scattered across the maps and challenging bosses, An Ankou offers pin-point combat, instant replayability with each playthrough unique, all wrapped in a striking artstyle.

Death has given you a new purpose. Legends state that the last dead of the year becomes the Ankou, who helps lost souls depart the land of the living. And for some reason, this is a busy year.… With your scythe, cart, and tools from your living profession, collect resources and souls to craft weapons, upgrade and survive.

Each run, a newly dead person inhabits the role of the Ankou, and they bring the knowledge and tools from their profession in life. Each version of the Ankou gives you access to new weapons and abilities to unlock as you dispatch unruly demons. How many souls can you aid using the skills of a blacksmith, a soldier, an apothecary, a cook and others?

Developer Alkemi Games and publisher PID Games will be bringing An Ankou to Steam Early Access in July, but eager fans can try out a playable demo already.

Roam the haunted lands searching for resources to craft and upgrade your gear. Use your scythe to harvest wood, plants and metal, or hunt dangerous beasts for rare and precious components.

Most of your challenges will begin with a handful of evil creatures to defeat, but they will quickly escalate into waves of hundreds of demons fighting alongside increasingly powerful bosses. An Ankou has a fast-paced progression and swiftly shifts from careful exploration to frenetic fights.

Multiple tools of your old trade are ready to be used, but more can be unlocked as you play. Choose your gear based on the available resources, challenges you have to overcome, and the playstyle you prefer. But can you craft what you need before waves of deadly demons overpower you?

Key Features:

  • Multiple game modes with game durations between 15 minutes and 1 hour
  • Tackle objectives and increase difficulty at your own pace
  • Different control schemes for all profiles: 2 sticks, 1 stick, 1 stick with auto-aim, mouse and keyboard

An Ankou is in development for PC (Steam).

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