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Crown Trick Scratches That Roguelike Itch in Fall 2020

August 28, 2020 3:54 PM

By: Robert N. Adams

 

Crown Trick has been revealed at the Future Games Show as a brand-new roguelike game from NEXT Studios and Team17, pitting players against deadly challenges in an ever-changing dungeon.

In Crown Trick, you'll dive into a procedurally-generated maze full of perils, ensuring a new experience every time you play. You'll have to carefully manage your resources and make smart decisions to survive, and it looks like you'll probably die a lot anyway even if you're careful.

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Check out the Crown Trick Switch trailer from the Future Game Show to see how you'll probably die in this upcoming roguelike game!

Players will also have to master the elements in this game, especially for the later areas. Deeper dives into the dungeon will uncover opportunities to combine your elemental powers with natural features and do crazy amounts of damage to the bad guys.

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As with other roguelike games, the enemies will only move when you do. You'll be able to take as long as you need to plan out your decisions, but choose wisely — each move you make can bring you one step closer to death.

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Crown Trick Lets You Steal Skills From Enemies

This new roguelike already seems like a pretty robust entry in the genre, but there are still some more surprises in store! One of the coolest things you can do in this game is steal enemy skills and use them for your own.

As your journey throughout the labyrinth, you'll occasionally encounter elite monsters bearing Familiars.  Defeat these monsters and you'll gain access to the very same skills used against you, giving you a new way to fight in the battles ahead.

You'll be able to play Crown Trick sometimes in fall 2020 on PC and Nintendo Switch. For now, you can add Crown Trick to your wishlist on Steam.

What do you think of Crown Trick? Do you think you'll be able to survive this upcoming roguelike game? Let us know in the comments below!

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Author: Robert N. Adams | Senior Writer
One of my earliest memories is playing Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo Entertainment System. I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since! I love the freedom,… Read More