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Platform(s): PC
Genre: RPG/Action
Developer: Keen Games
Release Date: 2024

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'Enshrouded' Gameplay Footage Shows Off Combat, Weapons, Enemies And RPG Mechanics - Trailer

by Rainier on June 5, 2023 @ 7:00 a.m. PDT

Enshrouded is a 1 - 16 player action/RPG survival game with a robust skill tree, detailed building/crafting mode, and a thrilling fog mechanic called The Shroud.

Players must vanquish punishing bosses, build grand halls, and upgrade their hero to withstand the mist and uncover the secrets of the kingdom’s downfall.

Enshrouded is set in a decaying world of magic and beauty, ruined by a pestilence unleashed from the depths of the earth. Roaming and ravaging the land are the mutated remnants of its fallen people — driven to madness and controlled by the fog. But above the mists and hidden deep in ancient temples, warriors from a forgotten age sleep, dreamless and impervious to time.

Players awaken as "Flameborn", the last hope of an ancient civilization. Guided by nothing but a latent arcane power in their veins, they must hunt, gather, and craft to unleash their power and untangle the secrets of a ruined realm of epic beauty. To unlock truth, treasure, and wisdom, the player must venture into the lush forests, unyielding deserts, deep fissures, and lost dungeons of the land.

But set against them is the Shroud, a creeping blight that absorbs and mutates all life it encounters. To push back the Shroud, the Flameborn must ascend a deep open skill tree to master powerful weapons, spells, and armor — developing their own unique playstyle to withstand warring factions of fell creatures, and conquer merciless bosses in heart-pounding combat.

To protect themselves from the fog and bring life back to the kingdom, players can shape the world's terrain and unleash their creativity to build bases and epic homes, customized to the last detail with a vast array of materials and furniture. Beyond showcasing treasure, powerful NPCs can be awakened, unlocking advanced workshops and the ability to craft unique items and mythic weapons.

Developer Keen Games debuted a new deep-dive gameplay trailer, providing a closer look at the game's combat mechanics as part of a dedicated video series showcasing the core pillars of combat, building, and survival.

The first deep-dive introduces players to the harsh and unforgiving world of Enshrouded, which is filled with dangers among the ruins of the lost kingdom and the wretched fog that consumed the world. Players have to fight to survive by locking on to their target, studying the enemies’ attack pattern and blocking or parrying incoming attacks. Once the enemy’s stamina is fully depleted, players can unleash a merciless attack — a devastating blow dealing massive damage to the target.

Enshrouded features a wide variety of powerful weapons to support different play styles. Light melee weapons like swords and heavy melee weapons like hammers and axes enable players to deal with enemies in close-quarter combat, while bows and different types of arrows allow for ranged attacks. Wands are suited for quick shots of elemental magic coming from a distance, and staffs create heavy magic attacks best suited for groups of enemies.

As players explore the world, they will encounter the many different enemy factions that inhabit the remnants of the lost kingdom. The wildlife is dangerous, inhabitants that were consumed by the mysterious fog turned into the Fell, scavengers are scouring through the lands, and wild beasts pose a threat to all who dare to approach them.

In  Enshrouded, preparation and strategy are key. Taking advantage of buffs, food and potions and being mindful of enemy types, is essential in conquering more challenging enemy camps. Additionally, players can penetrate enemy outposts using their grappling hook to scale enemy walls, dig tunnels through their defenses or surprise foes from above by gliding into battle.

The combat showcase also provides a deeper look at the level system, crafting and multiplayer mode. By gaining experience points, players can level up and get skill points to unlock more moves or improve their perks even further, allowing for a variety of different builds. Additionally, they can craft and improve their own weapons and armor and unlock additional perks, with special legendary gear hidden across the land.

Key Features:

  • Survival & Exploration: Survive and conquer Embervale, a vast open world full of mutated creatures, mysteries and secrets to discover.
  • ARPG Combat: Play as the Flameborn and battle the Fiends, Fell and other corrupted creatures. Learn their tactical schemes, upgrade your character’s skills, and battle the hordes of enemies to dispel the Shroud.
  • Boss Battles: Face the scourges of Embervale by challenging the faction's monstrous leaders you’ll need courage and your mythical weapons to triumph from them.
  • Crafting & Base Building: Rescue legendary artisans, discover long lost recipes, and build awe-inspiring homes designed to the last detail and shape the world's terrain to your liking.
  • Character Customization: Personalize your character and appearance, upgrade your weapons and armors in Enshrouded’s extensive crafting system.

Enshrouded is in development for PC, coming to Steam Early Access on PC in 2023.

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