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Dark Devotion headed to Switch, PS4 and PC

by: Sean Colleli -
More On: Dark Devotion

Publisher The Arcade Crew and developer Hibernian Workshop have announced that their Gothic hack and slash Dark Devotion is coming to PC, PS4 and Nintendo Switch in Q1 2019. Dark Devotion takes place in a society that his given itself over completely to a macabre faith, and sacrificed freedom on the altar of numerous insidious gods. The trailer's iconography and boss fights has me more than intrigued; there's something about the imagery and symbolism here that makes me uncomfortable, and morbidly fascinated.

Dark Devotion made the show rounds at Gamescom, Bitsummit and PAX East, gaining recognition and enthusiastic press response. You can bet I'm keeping an eye on this one.

Merciless Action RPG Dark Devotion to Combat Heresy on Nintendo Switch,
PlayStation 4, PC in Early 2019

New Video Introduces Deadly Templars, Beasts Which Will Help Players Repent in Q1 2019

PARIS – January 8, 2019 – Publisher The Arcade Crew and developer Hibernian Workshop today announce that Dark Devotion, the sidescrolling action RPG depicting a society’s commitment to a macabre religion, will test the dedication of Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC owners at launch early this year. Dark Devotion has received positive praise in previews, receiving several nods from PAX East 2018, Gamescom and Bitsummit for impressive showing in early preview rounds. 

Today’s platform reveal is paired with a new gameplay clip detailing a few of the pivotal battles awaiting those brave enough to prove their faith in Dark Devotion’s unforgiving temple. These fights demand flawless reflexes, keen intuition, and an unwavering determination to persevere over an army of godlike adversaries. Only by overcoming these peerless, horrifying warriors can true allegiance to Dark Devotion’s divine designer be proven, a feat well worth unending anguish to the faithful.

Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E6vJ3nwFwk&feature=youtu.be  

Dark Devotion encourages adventurers to explore and experiment with caution; traps and ghoulish enemies stand ready to punish a careless pace, and favoring the wrong weapon could bring a staunch disadvantage in its style of weighty, calculated combat.

The game’s atmospheric world draws inspiration from French gothic architecture and the works of H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe, informing its labyrinth of foreboding chambers with a distinct sense of dread and danger. Meticulously crafted pixel art brings every encountered horror to life, lending a sense of beauty to Dark Devotion’s grim world despite it being plagued with suffering.

Subjects eager to prove their staunch dedication to the latest Dark Devotion news should visit (https://www.darkdevotion.fr/) and add the game to their Steam wishlist (https://store.steampowered.com/app/718590/Dark_Devotion/).

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About Hibernian Workshop
Hibernian Workshop is an indie game studio based in France. For more information please hit up https://www.darkdevotion.fr/ or follow us on Twitter @HibernianWS.

About the Arcade Crew
The Arcade Crew is based in Paris as a separate division of Dotemu. The boutique publisher is dedicated to producing and publishing awesome original games with a retro feel from small creative teams. The Crew is thrilled to discover and support new talents and create a real community around classic inspired titles. Get in touch with us at https://www.thearcadecrew.com/ and follow us on Twitter @thearcadecrew.

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