Recently, we have come across a most promising project. Necropolis: A Diabolical Dungeon Delve the game is called and might we add that it looks gorgeous. And from what we can gather, we can safely assume that Necropolis is the next Dark Souls.
Let’s start easy: what is Necropolis and what does it want from us? Necropolis: A Diabolical Dungeon Delve is a third-person, hack-and-slash, action-adventure game with many RPG elements. And looking at the Necropolis’s teaser trailer we also discover that this is not your usual dungeon-scouring game.
The game has an awesomely-drawn cyberpunk-like environment, with sketchy characters and bloody monsters. But, maybe the most important aspect that we forgot to mention is that the game represents the fruitful collaboration between Harebrained Scheme Studio, the guys behind Shadowrun Returns, and the ever popular Banda-Namco who is responsible for the frustrating Dark Souls franchise.
Naturally, given the nature of the collaboration between the two major gaming companies, we can expect the game to have being borrowed quite a few element from Dark Souls.
Now, launch-wise speaking, the game was delayed by the company. Why? Because Bandai-Namco though that PC and Mac wasn’t enough to start it. So the two companies agreed to postpone the game until summer in order to launch a multi-platform version of the game.
From the Harebrained’s statements we have discovered that once the game goes live, it can be played on PC, Mac, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Back to the game itself. Again we ask the question: what is Necropolis? It’s a hack-and-slash game with a couple of elements borrowed from the Dark Souls franchise. Necropolis does not any goal, meaning that you won’t have quests to complete in order to level up or to end the game. In fact, the game is like never-ending, because it has procedurally generated dungeons.
All you have to do is to keep mashing those keyboard or controller buttons in order to carve pot roasts out of your adversaries. But thread carefully because you only get one shot at this. Yes, the player has only one live available throughout the game and once you’ve taken enough damage then you will have to start all over.
And you are sure to recognize Bandai-Namco’s signature throughout the game by the ways your character dies. Necropolis also features a co-op mode, which allows you to play the game with 3 other friends, tons of hours of fun and many scenes to show you how miserably you have failed.
Without a doubt, Necropolis is the next Dark Souls and we patiently await to see how many computers and consoles will get wrecked after the game is launched.