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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' Is A Competitive Turn-based Strategy Game Coming To PC And Meta Quest Later This Year - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 2, 2023 @ 12:30 a.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. 

“It’s been incredible to watch Demeo players work together to vanquish villains in the fantasy world of Gilmerra since the game’s 2021 debut — but fairly early in the process, we found ourselves asking ‘what if turn-based tactics could be a team-based sport?’,” said Tommy Palm, founder and CEO of Resolution Games, “Demeo Battles is our answer to that question. With its focus on quick competitive play mixed with cooperative teamwork, the second installment in the Demeo franchise is poised to satisfy current fans while welcoming a whole new audience to the world of Gilmerra – tactical thinkers with a taste for competition.”

“While Demeo Battles may be competitive at its core, cooperation plays an important role,” said Gustav Stenmark, Producer at Resolution Games. “Every champion brings their own unique strengths into the arena, and finding ways to balance those strengths when teamed up is crucial to securing a win. This is important when playing 2v2, but even when you’re entering competition without another player on your team, you’ll still benefit from controlling two champions in your party. In Demeo Battles, someone’s always got your back — just pray that it’s not the other team’s assassin!”

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 in 2023 for $19.99, and will support cross-play across PC and VR.

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