Indie developer and publisher Item42 took advantage of The Escapist Indie Showcase to reveal their latest project, Perish. The title pits you up against hordes of thousands of restless souls together. The Purgatory lets you gain wealth with every soul you manage to crush, as you try to get up the platform to ascend to Elysium.
Co-operate with up to three other friends to get to the afterlife together. Balance risk and reward, as the longer you go without depositing souls into the Pantheon, the more you risk losing it all if you die. From the first look at the trailer, you get to feel inspiration from the likes of Call of Duty: Black Ops' Zombies mode. The continuous hordes and the abilities to upgrade weapons through accumulating credits are similar mechanics.
Perish brings with it unique enemies, and the higher you ascend to Elysium, the tougher you get. The studio drew inspiration from Ancient Greek, Roman and Christian mythologies to design the players' enemies. Once you think you are strong enough to take any of them down, you get to face the Dismal Lords of Purgatory in challenging boss fights. That's why some of them will require an extra hand to take down, so get your friends ready.
Perish is set to release on PC on yet-to-be-announced date. In the meantime, make sure to check the game's reveal trailer we got out of The Escapist Indie Showcase.
What do you think of Item42's latest reveal? Have you ever seen a more fearsome universe to step into and slay countless hordes of the undead? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.