Today's Day of the Devs Summer Game Fest stream revealed new footage for upcoming 2D battler Unto the End. The new footage shows off the game's deliberate combat system, which is based around tells and dodges.
Developers 2 Ton Studios describe Unto the End as a "hand-crafted cinematic platformer" about taking a desperate journey home. You'll need to observe your enemies and improvise extensively to overcome threats. Not all creatures need to be battled; some can be reasoned with and even traded with. Mastery of your skills - all of which are available at the game's outset - is crucial to succeed. You can check out some gameplay footage for Unto The End right here:
If you want to master Unto The End's harsh, cold wilderness, you'll need to gain mastery over the combat. The game will feature sword combat and ranged weapons, so you'll need to switch intelligently between them. Developer 2 Ton Studios says Unto The End will feature "carefully crafted encounters", each of which features intelligent opponents with their own motivations and place in the game world. There won't be any tutorials and the devs are promising "minimal handholding", so if you're a fan of hands-off brutal combat games, then this looks like it might be one to watch.
Unto The End comes to PC this year. If you want to get a taste of the gameplay, you can play the demo right now on Steam. It's also hitting PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, and will be a day one Xbox Game Pass title, so if you've got a subscription to that service then you can check it out as soon as it lands.
Does Unto The End look like your jam? Let us know in the comments below!