Today, Keen Games officially reveals Enshrouded, a new Survival Action RPG for 1 to 16 players, set in a vast abandoned realm corrupted by a mysterious fog. Players must vanquish punishing bosses, build grand halls, and upgrade their hero to withstand the mist and uncover the secrets of the kingdom’s downfall. Enshrouded is the next title from Keen Games, the independent development team behind the award-winning Portal Knights, and will be available in Steam Early Access on PC in 2023.
The synopsis is pretty straightforward and interesting. Enshrouded is set in a decaying world of magic and beauty, ruined by a pestilence unleashed from the depths of the earth. The mutated remnants of its fallen people are roaming and ravaging the land — driven to madness and controlled by the fog. But above the mists and hidden deep in ancient temples, warriors from a forgotten age sleep, dreamless and impervious to time.
“Enshrouded is the culmination of what Keen Games dreamt of creating for years.”, as explained by Antony Christoulakis, Creative Director of Enshrouded. “We can’t wait to bring this to our players and to shape the future of Enshrouded together with our community.”
Players awaken as “Flameborn,” the last hope of an ancient civilization. Guided by nothing but a latent arcane power in their veins, they must hunt, gather, and craft to unleash their power and untangle the secrets of a ruined realm of epic beauty. To unlock truth, treasure, and wisdom, the player must venture into the lush forests, unyielding deserts, deep fissures, and lost dungeons of the land.
But set against them is the Shroud, a creeping blight that absorbs and mutates all life it encounters. To push back the Shroud, the Flameborn must ascend a deep open skill tree to master powerful weapons, spells, and armor — developing their own unique playstyle to withstand warring factions of fell creatures and conquer merciless bosses in heart-pounding combat.
To protect themselves from the fog and bring life back to the kingdom, players can shape the world’s terrain and unleash their creativity to build bases and epic homes customized to the last detail with a vast array of materials and furniture. Beyond showcasing treasure, powerful NPCs can be awakened, unlocking advanced workshops and the ability to craft unique items and mythic weapons.
One of the key features of the game is its survival and its exploration. In Enshrouded, players must survive and conquer Embervale, a vast open world full of mutated creatures, mysteries, and secrets to discover. To do this, you’ll play as the Flameborn and battle the Fiends, Fell, and other corrupted creatures in rousing ARPG combat. Learn their tactical schemes, upgrade your character’s skills, and battle the hordes of enemies to dispel the Shroud. But mobs aren’t all; players will also face the scourges of Embervale by challenging the faction’s monstrous leaders; you’ll need courage and your mythical weapons to triumph over them.
Outside of combat, the game offers up crafting too. Players will rescue legendary artisans, discover long-lost recipes, and build awe-inspiring homes designed to the last detail and shape the world’s terrain to their liking. And of course, you’ll also get to personalize your character and appearance and upgrade your weapons and armor in Enshrouded’s extensive crafting system.
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