Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn Next Month; Demo Tomorrow

A44 Games and Kepler Interactive announce their "souls-lite" action/RPG Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn will launch globally on July 18 for Windows, Game Pass, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5. This was announced in 2022 for release later that year, so this hit a speed bump along the way. But now that the Siege of Dawn is set to dawn, we have a new Release Date Announcement Trailer and word that a demo will join the Steam Next Fest tomorrow. Here's more:
If five weeks is too long to wait, A44 Games announced a demo for PC via Steam from June 10. The demo* starts players at the beginning of Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn, giving them a glimpse into the world of Kian, which has been under siege for 10 years, and a chance to hone their combat skills. Now the Gods are loose, set free inadvertently by Nor, who must make amends aided by her mysterious companion, Enki, by defeating them to save humanity before they take over the world.

Players start their journey in Three Peaks where they learn to use steel weapons and guns, master parrying, powder jumps and powder dodges as they embark on a quest to kill the Gods. Battles are rhythmic and combat is fast and fluid with the best attacks coming from chaining combos together. Working with Enki adds another dimension where using his magic unlocks the ability to ‘prime’ enemies. With each hit the magical gauge fills and when fully primed, players can land critical attacks to remove armor from tougher enemies or kill them with one devastating hit. Each encounter earns ‘reputation’ which can be used to upgrade weapons and armor and unlock new skills belonging to one of three paths - Powder, Magic or Steel. In addition, the demo enables players to challenge themselves on the demanding Possessed difficulty mode, ideal for those who desire a greater test of skill after mastering the combat.