At Summer Game Fest, Amplitude Studios unveils the first minute of gameplay for its next title, the splendid die-and-retry rogue-lite Endless Dungeon. The Endless Universe is back and things are about to go haywire!
What exactly happens? Well, your ship has been stranded in a mysterious space station. You will have to recruit a team of heroes and protect your crystal from endless waves of monsters. Or die trying, recharge and try again!
For those of you who prefer things in writing, these are the basic rules that we have news about:
- Rule # 1: Certain weapons work best against hundreds of monsters. Learning this will help you get the upper hand when using the twin-stick in action.
- Rule nº2: Protect your crystal by placing turrets, because if they fall, you will fall too.
- Rule # 3: Teamwork is everything. You can control an entire squad alone or test your skills with friends in multiplayer mode.
- Rule # 4: Adapt your squad by unlocking new heroes and changing them when you feel like it.
The most bad ass piece of #DungeonoftheEndless art 😍
— Endless Universe (@EndlessUniverse) May 5, 2021
Finally, you can sign up for the Endless Dungeon mailing list here and get a free skin — when the game is released — for the platform of your choice.
Game details as shared on Steam:
Endless Dungeon is a Rogue-lite Tactical Action game, set in the award-winning but often lethal Endless universe. Recruit a team of shipwrecked heroes, plunge into a long-abandoned space station, and protect your crystal against never-ending waves of monsters… or die trying, get reloaded, and try again.
A NEW ADDITION TO THE ENDLESS UNIVERSE
Well, your ship is dead as a doornail and you’re stuck on some spatial station that went to the dogs back before they knew how to bark. There’s some folks been marooned here for decades, full of tall tales about what is and isn’t; stories about how you might get out – or how you might be stuck here pretty much forever… It’s all on you to figure out what’s happenin’, team up with some other castaways, and survive a brand spanking new story in the Endless universe.
OPENING NEW DOORS FOR THE ROGUE-LITE GENRE
You’d best check your gear and tighten your belt, because behind every door you open is a room that is nasty, new and different. But if you’ve got the right turrets, and got the right iron for the right target, and you use your special talents to hold off the monsters tryin’ to chew your crystal, well, you might just live… to open the next door.
RECRUIT YOUR SUICIDE SQUAD
Round up your posse from a roster of “heroes” (that’s stretching the term) from all over the galaxy. Every one of these explorers, treasure hunters, and outlaws has their own tale to spin and their own… peculiarities. So head to the Saloon, equip your squad of three, and see if you can get to the core of the station in one more or less contiguous piece.
VOLUNTEERS WANTED, GENEROUS REWARD!
You can control the whole squad by your lonesome, or round up some friends to unlock the Station’s secrets – and see if you can manage to high tail it out of there together. Have you got the grit to escort the crystal solo, or would you rather test your tactical team survival skills through heaps of doors and herds of monsters?
CRYSTALS ARE FOREVER
You’re gonna mostly be concerned about the health of a rock. Yep, you heard me right. Because without those crystals the whole caboodle falls apart – literally. So ride herd on that crystal and say your prayers, ’cause bugs, bots and blobs are waiting to bushwhack you around every corner.
Endless Dungeon will be released for PC and consoles in 2022.