One of my favorite things about the state of PC indie gaming is the appearance of Western games strongly inspired by Japanese classics. Earthlock: Festival of Magic is a new title that takes up the standards of classic RPGs with a modern take on turn-based combat. And it’s beautiful, to boot.
Developed by Norwegian studio Snowcastle Games, Earthlock has you playing as a desert scavenger named Amon in a journey across a planet that has stopped spinning. You’ll naturally pick up a party of fellow heroes and set out to solve mysteries, fight bad guys, and maybe in the end save the world.
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The game promises fast-paced but deep turn-based battles, a full crafting system, extensive character customization, heroes with unique fighting styles, and a Talent Table system which lets you combine skill tree choice and equipment to guide your character’s progress. Also, it’s gorgeous. Did I mention that? Just watch the trailer.
I hadn’t heard of Earthlock before seeing this press release, but after watching the trailer above I can’t wait to hear more. The game will be available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One later this year.