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Demeo Battles

Platform(s): Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest 3, PC
Genre: Strategy
Developer: Resolution Games
Release Date: 2023

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'Demeo Battles' Gets Release Date, Reveals PvP Turn-Based Gameplay - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2023 @ 2:41 p.m. PDT

Demeo Battles is designed to give strategy gamers on PC and in VR the opportunity to prove their worth in team-based PvP high fantasy combat.

Welcome to the arena! Demeo Battles is a competitive turn-based strategy game for 1-4 players.

At the start of every match players will choose a champion, special action cards, and monsters that become the army they’ll take into battle against their competition. Once on the battlefield, monsters act according to their own unique behaviors, exploring the map and pursuing enemy champions and opposing armies to try and give their player the upper hand. 

Utilizing familiar turn-based tactics, players will move their champions and play cards on each turn that deliver damage, healing, magic and more in their quest to become the last hero standing. And while positioning and movement are important in any tactical strategy game, they’re absolutely paramount in Demeo Battles. If you’re not thinking about placement it’s entirely possible you’ll find yourself caught in “The Burn” — the all-consuming threat of fire and brimstone that grows larger with each and every turn, determined to eventually dominate every inch of the map.

Demeo Battles will revisit familiar Demeo environments — like the Elven Necropolis and Ronth Desert — in all new ways with map layouts explicitly designed to create stunning moments in PvP play. And players won’t be visiting these environments alone. Whether playing 1v1 or 2v2, each side will always choose two champions to pair up and bring into the fight. 

Resolution Games is thrilled to announce that Demeo Battles will launch for PC and VR on November 9, 2023.

Alongside the release date announcement, Resolution Games is releasing a full match playthrough ofDemeo Battles for the first time, featuring Jerry Holkins (aka Tycho) and Mike Krahulik (aka Gabe) of Penny Arcade.

“We know the Demeo audience has been clamoring for more to play, and after several years of developing a competitive approach to our fantasy world, I’m excited that we’re able to share the first full look at a playthrough of Demeo Battles,” said Tommy Palm, founder and CEO of Resolution Games. “With shorter play sessions, as well as maps and mechanics that have been built from the ground-up for PvP play, the world of Demeo is more accessible than ever. Demeo Battles offers a robust, highly replayable experience for tactics-minded competitors — and we believe it offers more than enough fun to earn its place as the second standalone entry in the Demeo Action Role Playing System.”

As shown in the playthrough, Demeo Battles offers a wide variety of characters to choose from, along with a plethora of maps to enjoy. Buy units and cards to prepare for battle and unleash devastating attacks – or smart strategies – to outplay your opponents. Each match typically takes between 15 and 20 minutes to complete, making it easily digestible for short play sessions, so you can come back for a rematch again and again.

“Demeo Battles is a really cool take on a formula that was already incredibly good,” said Jerry Holkins, co-founder of Penny Arcade. “Individual rounds are fast and tense. ​ It's a welcome addition to the family and I think it could have real legs.“

A playable PC demo is coming to Steam Next Fest starting October 9, with Meta Quest pre-orders opening today.

Key Features:

  • Turn-based Tactics - Battle your opponents in dungeons, forests and more as you square off against your opponents in grid-based action combat
  • Monstrous Minions - Assemble an army of chaotic critters to fight alongside you — from rats and goblins to cave trolls to giant slimes, all with a mind of their own!
  • Teamwork FTW - Bring two champions to the battle in every match and leverage their synergies; control both heroes directly or partner up with another player to defeat competitors cooperatively
  • Classic Classes - Choose a champion that matches your favorite fantasy play style to unleash magic, melee mayhem and more
  • Bespoke Builds - Spend your coins wisely when you enter the arena to build a unique loadout in every game, choosing from a randomized selection of action cards and monsters
  • Speedy Strategy - Challenge yourself to battle after battle with average matches lasting just under 20 minutes

Demeo Battles will launch for PC (Steam), Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest 3 on November 9, 2023 for $19.99, and will support cross-play across PC and VR.

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