Get ready to rock hard and slay demons with your custom deck, as the upcoming title Power Chord is heading to Steam in late January 2023.
We were able to preview the game back in October of 2021, and we learned that the game comes with some pretty nifty features and mechanics. The first is obvious; the musical element. Armed with several characters, each wielding a different instrument, you will choose your cards which will trigger different riffs and beats, which is refreshing. The characters players will start off with include the guitarist, vocalist, drummer, and bassist. The second feature to note would be the deck-building element, where every time you defeat a foe, cards are added to your deck. More so, you will obtain helpful gear and equipment as well as money that you can spend at the in-game shop for some gnarly items.
Big Blue Bubble Art Director Jamie Boylan went on to say this in regard to what the game has to offer.
"Rock music and its offspring have gifted fans with such incredible, emotive highs over the decades, and it’s constantly evolving to yield new joys,” said Jamie Boylan, Art Director, Big Blue Bubble. “In that same spirit, Power Chord evolves the roguelike deck builder with significantly more strategic options and complexity than its forebear while celebrating the visual legacy of rock, from demonic accessories to eye-catching album-cover visuals."
One of the most notable things about this game seems to be the difficulty. You can rise above the demons that rip metal just as fast as you can fall to them, meaning that it is quite easy to lose all of your progress in the blink of an eye. The shops are allegedly few and far between, making it imperative that players stock up on new items carefully and strategically.
Power Chord is set to release on Steam on January 23, 2023, and the developers say they are hoping to bring it to the Nintendo Switch later on down the line.