2D dueling sim Griefhelm comes to Steam and Itch.io on August 20th. The release date was announced during today's Summer Game Fest Day of the Devs live stream.
Griefhelm is a tactical dueling game which revolves around "lethal medieval weaponry". The game's combat system will feature plenty of dueling mechanics like feints, thrusts, and slashes, and will also feature a dynamic narrative system that will change the story each time you play. A dynamic campaign changes up perks and rewards for each stage, and you can play the game either in couch co-op mode, on your own, or as a competitive multiplayer experience locally or online. Check out a combat highlight trailer for Griefhelm right here:
Griefhelm will feature a number of variations on its core combat mechanics, including battling enemies with different weapons and while obscured in shadow. You'll also be able to battle enemies atop horses during various points in the game. Developer Johnny Dale Lonack is promising a "wide arsenal" of medieval weaponry to get to grips with, so if you're not a fan of the sword, you'll still find something here to like. Fans of For Honor and Mordhau, as well as those who like 2D dueling battler Nidhogg, should find plenty to get excited about in Griefhelm.
You can check out Griefhelm on Steam and Itch.io on August 20th. No word yet on whether the game will be coming to consoles at any point. A focus on local multiplayer seems the ideal reason to bring this one to PS4 and Xbox One, so stay tuned for more info on this.
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