Promising Combat Action Game Varvarion Shows Battle With AI Companions in New Trailer

Published: August 20, 2023 1:52 PM /



Today indie developer Polygonomicon released a new gameplay trailer of its promising sword combat action game Varvarion. 

This time around, we get to take a look at more hack-and-slash action gameplay, but with a twist. Instead of fighting alone, the players takes on plenty of enemies with an AI companion by their side. 

This was recorded on a build of the game presented at the indie event Yokohama Game Dungeon in Japan. If you want to play it and you happen to be in town, it'll be hosted on August 27 at the Yokohama Digital Arts College. 

You can watch it below. If you'd like to see more, you can check out another trailer showing the 1 vs 1 arena mode, and another gameplay video with commentary from an indie event earlier this year.

Varvarion is developed in Unity and doesn't have a specific release window just yet, albeit according to what we hear and it's still deep in development. PC via Steam is the "most likely" platform. 

The game includes support for local split-screen with up to 4 players in both co-op and versus modes, and a single-player campaign will be included in the final release. The implementation of online multiplayer is also possible, but it doesn't have a high priority according to what the developer mentions on the official website. If you want to learn more about this promising indie game, here's an official description.

"Varvarion is a 3D sword fighting action game currently in development, which puts you at the center of playable, anime-styled sword fights. Flipping and dodging to evade ferocious attacks, parrying at the last possible split second to reposte with a deadly blow, and doing it all with the style and flare of an anime battle; this is what Varvarion is setting out to achieve. 

Another goal is to support a wide assortment of combat situations, ranging from 1 on 1 duels to group melees.

Varvarion is being developed to balance tactical, Fighting game-like skill with the wide variety of combat scenarios found in Action games."



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