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No Rest For The Wicked

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: Private Division
Developer: Moon Studios

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'No Rest for the Wicked' Early Access Delayed A Few Months, Needs More Polishing

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2024 @ 6:05 p.m. PST

No Rest for the Wicked is a mature, precision Action Role-Playing Game that is poised to reinvent the genre.

No Rest for the Wicked introduces a hand-crafted world, rich in details and with an inimitable, “painting” art style. Players explore an intricate and vast island called Isola Sacra that allows them to experience verticality in a way that is unmatched in other ARPGs with spelunking depths of crypts, lush forests, and treacherous mountain passes. Each location is home to complex protagonists with their own problems, hidden treasures, ferocious creatures, and secrets to discover.

With No Rest for the Wicked’s brutal, precision-based combat system, Moon Studios is pushing the envelope on the art of combat. Fights in the game are animation-driven, direct, and tactile, allowing skilled players to combine visceral strikes and deadly moves. This innovative combat system results in a highly satisfying gameplay experience that is unique in isometric ARPGs, where skill and timing is required over simple “button-mashing.”

No Rest for the Wicked’s painterly art direction and brutal combat is complemented by a dark, mature narrative: In the year 841, a pivotal moment dawns upon the kingdom, marked by the passing of King Harol Bolein. A devastating conflict arises when a peaceful transition of power devolves into chaos. In addition to this political turmoil, a deadly plague has reemerged on the remote island of Sacra, twisting the land and its inhabitants. Players must brandish their arms in an effort to quell both the grotesque beasts and the Kingdom’s invading army throughout a turbulent atmosphere where they are pulled in every direction.

In No Rest for the Wicked’s multiplayer mode players can share their world and progress with up to three friends by their side in the campaign’s online co-op mode. Every quest, boss, and square foot of Isola Sacra is theirs to share with others…or they can simply venture off and do as they please.

When Take Two/Private Division announced No Rest for the Wicked in late 2023, it was scheduled for Steam Early Access release in the first quarter of calendar 2024, but Take-Two’s recent earnings report reveals that it has been pushed back a few months, now planned for Q1 Fiscal 2025, which is anywhere from April to June 2024.

More details will be revealed during “Wicked Inside”, the digital showcase airing on March 1, 2024.

No Rest for the Wicked is in development and does not yet have an announced release date. It is expected to first release in Early Access on Steam during Take-Two's Fiscal Year 2024. A full release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC is planned for some time after Early Access. 

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