Kalypso Media announces Shadows Awakening, a single-player action/RPG
coming this summer to Windows via
as a continuation of the Heretic Kingdoms saga. This is also coming to Xbox One
and PlayStation 4, and
this trailer offers a look at gameplay. The announcement includes lots of
Shadows: Awakening is the new adventure in the Heretic Kingdoms
saga. After the members of the secret council known as the Penta Nera are
assassinated, their souls are consumed by the Devourers – evil demons which
possess the ability to absorb the memories and personalities of the souls they
acquire and materialize them as their puppets. Re-emerging into the mortal realm
once again, the demonic Penta Nera continue their quest for power and
immortality, but at what cost?
Shadows: Awakening is a unique, isometric single-player RPG with real-time
tactical combat. You take control of a demon summoned from the Shadow Realm –
the Devourer – to consume the souls of long-dead heroes and embark on an epic
adventure with challenging gameplay, a gripping storyline and enchanting
graphics. Do you have the focus and wits to master the world of the Heretic
Kingdoms? Gather your party, control powerful heroes and use their skills to
your advantage. But who is in charge… the demon, or the souls that it has
devoured? It's up to you to either thwart a major threat and save the world, or
to plunge it into complete disaster…
A Tale of Two Worlds – In a parallel
universe inhabited by demons and monsters; seamlessly switch between the
Shadow Realm and the mortal plane and witness a gripping storyline in a
world full of myths, destinies and legendary creatures.
Unique Party System – multiple characters
in one demon, each retaining their own personalities with internal
dialogues, rivalries and communication between the characters.
Wide variety of Skills and Characters –
Choose from 3 heroes, each with their own personal storylines, quests and
dialogues. Consume the souls of 14 playable characters, each with their own
unique skillsets, like Kalig the Bandit King and Evia, Daughter of Fire.
Tactical Real-Time Combat – Combine the
skills of your various characters to maximize the effects of your
devastating skills and spells.
Extensive Gameplay – 20+ hours for a single
playthrough, but with substantial options for replayability which accumulate
to 60+ hours for the full experience.
Challenging Puzzles – Complex puzzles are
scattered throughout the game, and will take you through a vibrant set of
locations, from rustic towns to the deepest and darkest of dungeons.
Crafting and Looting System – Expanded
crafting and looting system will let you use rewards to configure the
Fully Voiced – All dialogues are fully
narrated, including actors like Tom Baker