Independent game developer C2 Game Studio and Versus Evil, one of the leading independent video game publishers, have revealed Monolith: Requiem of the Ancients, a third-person action-adventure game set in a fantastical world full of ancient ruins. It’s up to you to unearth the secrets of a lost civilization and stop the world from falling into darkness when Monolith: Requiem of the Ancients launches on PC, Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox platforms in early 2024.
The world of Gliese is threatened by dark forces, revenants from a forgotten time. Astor, a young warrior, must unearth the secrets of the past, exploring majestic, mysterious ruins and ancient temples in an epic fight for the planet’s survival. Only he can gather the ancient powers and legendary weapons needed to stop an unholy ritual.
Journey across an expansive, colorful world, full of mystery and danger. Abandoned ruins and derelict temples from a long-forgotten era pepper the landscape, teasing mysterious tales that you must uncover. Aided by an enigmatic presence, Astor will dive into an intricate storyline filled with iconic and endearing characters. Explore deep forests, sprawling deserts, frozen tundras, and crumbling ancient structures as you embark upon a globe-trotting adventure.
Monolith: Requiem of the Ancients boasts a rich, deeply satisfying combo-based combat system with a variety of ancient weapons and special abilities. Wield the Runic Swarm to summon constructs, crush enemies with massive boulders, or protect himself with a rock formation shield. Master light, heavy, and ranged attacks, swap armaments on the fly, block and dodge with precision, and fill up your combo meter to unleash devastating finishers.
With Monolith: Requiem of the Ancients our goal is to create a mystical world full of whimsical characters and creatures, like the fantasy movies we grew up with back in the 80s and 90s. Beautiful, yet with a tint of darkness – We wanted to marry a lush, stylized world with first-rate combat and were inspired by titles like Kingdom Hearts, Devil May Cry, God of War, and Nier Automata. Monolith is a love letter to all the grandiose action-adventure games that inspired us so much, both in our youth and to this day.
Luis Correa – Founder & Game Director at C2 Game Studio
The Versus Evil team loved Monolith from the beginning, but it was the combat that really put it over the top for us – Today, there is no more credit for ‘it’s an indie game’ and teams have to meet that challenge, regardless of size or budget. The C2 Game Studio team, together working with Versus Evil, is intent on blurring the line between AAA and indie. The graphics, animation, production value, and scope of the project were miles beyond what I imagined such a small team could be capable of and we are proud to present Monolith as another quality RPG adventure to our line up.
Steve Escalante – General Manager Of Versus Evil