Winter is about to get hot.
Today, publisher Blowfish Studios and developer Sky Machine Studios unveiled Winter Ember, an isometric stealth game where the main character Arthur Artorias returns to his city of Anargal after years of exile. Unsurprisingly, Arthur is home for revenge, which players will be able to accomplish within the title's large sandbox. Players will be able to use shadows themselves as their weapon, flitting out from it while using their tools and special abilities to kill off a religious militant group that is now ruling the city.
Winter Ember follows the story of Arthur Artorias, who was stripped of his wealth, fortune, and past and sent into exile. Now, after nearly ten years, he has returned to fight the Greater Heaven, a faction of religious fanatics who have been ruling the city of Arargal with a tyrannical grip.
Players will be able to explore the Gothic sandbox by carefully observing areas by peeking around corners, looking through keyholes, and utilizing hidden passageways in order to search for foes. Players will be rewarded for using the different paths and solutions to each problem. Sometimes, the solutions are not always obvious. For instance, players can use one of thirty different speciality arrows to manage different situations. Water missiles, for example, can douse flames and help create new hiding spots for players to vanish in.
“Sky Machine has crafted an immersive stealth game that makes wonderful use of lighting, verticality, and a deep toolset to allow players to sneak around however they see fit,” said Ben Lee, co-founder, Blowfish Studios. “We look forward to showing more of Winter Ember soon.”
For those interested in Winter Ember, players can check out the developers website, where more information is available.
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