If you're keen to take on the monstrous denizens of a world that's certainly seen better days, read on below for everything we know about Enshrouded, including details about its release date, story, gameplay, and more.
Enshrouded Release Dateconsole release will occur at a later point in time, although the developer hasn't offered any details just yet.
Overrun by a corrupting blight called the Shroud, which was unleashed when the world's former inhabitants began digging for a magical elixir, it's up to us to help restore the world while uncovering its secrets and learning about its past cultures.
Enshrouded aims to shake up the traditional survival recipe by mixing in action-RPG elements alongside a handful of awesome traversal tools.
The staples of its genre are very much still there. Starting from scratch, we'll have to set up campfires to get by as we collect resources to build increasingly imposing bases.
Its sprawling voxel-based continent features a variety of biomes, from dark forests to rough mountainous regions and vast, dry deserts.
Regardless of where we choose to head, we'll be able to build our homes both above the ground and under it. Where blueprints allow us to more quickly build up our shelters, we'll also be able to tweak them one block at a time.
Decorations can make the empty rooms of large castles or dark dungeons feel more homely, while NPCs found across the world can also be convinced to join us in our bases. Aside from providing some much-needed company, the latter also help with crafting, and offer quests.
Crafting stations and farm plots then give us something to look after while ensuring that we're prepared for the next big challenge waiting outside our bases.
As we explore, we'll encounter a variety of enemies, which we can engage both up close and at range, both made easy thanks to a lock-on mechanic.
Enshrouded's combat relies on stamina management and proper timing. Blocking attacks using a shield drains stamina, but timing blocks properly enables us to parry strikes.
Successful parries drain enemy stamina, exposing them to a powerful finishing move.
At range, bows allow us to use different types of arrows which suit a variety of situations, alongside wands and staves that enable using lighter and heavier elemental magic attacks.
Aside from choosing the range at which we battle, the world's voxel-based nature allows us to create impromptu ambushes by digging paths behind enemies or using gliders to get around quicker.
Co-op support extends up to 16 different players who can buff, heal, and revive each other as they tackle powerful foes.
Enshrouded Platforms and Pricing
Enshrouded is confirmed to launch on PC, via Steam Early Access, before eventually making its way to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.
Its pricing has yet to be revealed (double check for FAQs/Twitter or Reddit replies), but we expect to learn more closer to its actual release date.
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