Shores Unknown, a tactical RPG from developers Vallynne and publisher Hitcents, has launched into Early Access today for Windows PC.
Batten down the hatches for an adventure through a vibrant, medieval land as you explore beyond the Murk – an all-consuming wall of fog that slows closes in on all who take to sea. In Shores Unknown, you’ll take the role of a freshly promoted mercenary captain in the midst of a land dominated by the tight-fisted Crown and their stalwart Inquisition.
When swords are drawn, it’s up to you to co-ordinate and customise your crew, and take charge in Shores Unknown‘s fluid, gridless tactical combat. When asked the inspiration behind Shores Unknown, Lead Developer Ilya Rudnev said, “We’re fans of RPGs – both Western and Japanese classics – and with our game, we wanted to express and share our love for the genre by creating an original blend of narrative, exploration and combat, inspired and affected by our varied cultural backgrounds.“
He continues, “Our goal is to create battle experiences which are thoughtful and tactical, but also feel dynamic and fast-paced. Your decisions as a player matter, but the characters aren’t mere pawns and will use their AI to position themselves, manoeuvre around the enemies and react to the ever-changing battlefield situation accordingly when acting out your orders.“
“Player feedback has been incorporated from the start, always been vital for our decision-making. Now, we’re taking it a step further with Early Access, to help shape Shores Unknown into the best experience it can be.”
Shores Unknown is available now in Early Access for Windows PC via Steam.
Features of Shores Unknown
- Gridless tactical turn-based combat -take your time to assess the situation and command your characters in the Order Phase, then watch your strategy come to life during the Action Phase as the characters maneuver around the battlefield and carry out their orders.
- Adaptive character advancement system -characters learn new skills and unlock new classes depending on their equipment and combat choices.
- Deep party customization options – allow the player to build the perfect mercenary team of their choice, allowing full control over equipment and skills used by each character.
- Vibrant world – rendered in low-poly stylistic full of little details to immerse yourself in. Explore the various locations of the game, interact with dozens of characters and uncover the secrets of the Shores.