Four Circle Interactive, the studio behind lightning-fast platformer 10 Second Ninja, has announced its newest project. Abermore is a procedurally-generated first-person stealth RPG that takes influence from games like Dishonored and Thief, and it's arriving next month.
What do we know about Abermore?
In Abermore, you play as an unscrupulous roguish type preparing for "the ultimate royal robbery", according to a press release. You'll need to accept jobs from a ragtag band of fellow criminals and misfits in order to assemble a crew and pull off the ultimate score. It's like a cross between a Thief 2 fan mission, a Dishonored level, and a round of roguelike sneak-'em-up The Swindle. You can check out the Abermore announcement trailer right here for a first look at this rather promising little stealth game.
To pull off your heists in Abermore, you'll have to craft equipment, fence your stolen goods on the black market, and thoroughly ransack all of the houses you break into in order to maximize your haul. You'll have access to a range of mystical powers courtesy of magical tarot cards, as well as the ability to use almost any object you find as a weapon. Clocking guards over the head with Garrett's blackjack pales in comparison to lobbing a banana at them and running for the hills.
When is the Abermore release date?
You'll be able to try out this sneaky RPG pretty soon. The Abermore release date is March 29th, so you've got just a little over six weeks to wait for it. Abermore will have some stiff competition in the form of games like Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin and GhostWire: Tokyo, but it should make a nice alternative to those games' massive AAA budgets. If you like your thievery and your post-steampunk city exploration, Abermore looks like it'll scratch those itches.
Abermore launches for PC via Steam on March 29th. With Dishonored still very much "resting", as Arkane's Ricardo Bare put it back in 2018, Abermore could be your best chance to get close to that game's aesthetic and gameplay feel. Here's hoping the finished product can live up to the promise of these lovely-looking screenshots and trailer images. We'll have more for you on Abermore as soon as we get it, but until then, be sure to wishlist it if you're interested.
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