Xbox One’s New Exclusive Is A Delightful Dungeon Crawler RPG (VIDEO)
With titles such as Sunset Overdrive, Quantum Break, the Halo series, and Sea of Thieves, Xbox One is stepping it up a notch with yet another exclusive called Operencia: The Stolen Sun. A magical dungeon crawler, role-playing game is coming soon to Microsoft’s console platform and the folks over at Zen Studio are as stoked as can be. Of course, those who don’t own the platform will see this in the Epic Games Store for PC. Check out the latest trailer from Xbox:
With tile-based movements seen in classic dungeon crawlers, players will explore a world where “history meets legend” of various Central European folktales. There are countless monsters and enemies to encounter, traps, and even “mind-bending” puzzles. Operencia: The Stolen Sun offers 13 levels, over 50 different enemy types, 7 traveling companions you can upgrade, complete 3D environments and so much more. Need more? Here are a few key features of the Xbox One exclusive:
About This Game
Zen Studios’ modern homage to classic first-person dungeon-crawlers takes you to the land of Operencia, an unconventional fantasy world inspired by a faraway land referenced in countless Central European folktales. An old-school turn-based battle system combines with Central European mythology to offer an RPG experience that feels unique yet also familiar.
Where History Meets Legend
Operencia is home to an intriguing mix of unexplored mythology and fantastical versions of actual historical locations (e.g., Deva Fortress, Bálványos) and characters (e.g., Attila, Seven Chieftains of the Magyars), all coming together to form one cohesive new gaming universe. Several of your own seven party members take influence from heroes of forgotten tales told hundreds of years ago, such as the brave knight Mezey and Sebastian the Dragon Slayer.
A Tale For The Ages
An unknown force has abducted the Sun King Napkirály, leaving Operencia in a state of perpetual darkness – and eventual doom. From hidden royal tombs and cursed castles to an ascent up the World Tree to reach the Copper Forest of the Land of the Gods, explore diverse settings throughout the far reaches of the land…and beyond. Each location boasts its own unique atmosphere, visual style, level design and puzzles, and many take place entirely outdoors.
Breathtaking hand-drawn cutscenes and fabulous 2D character portraits bring the story to life in a style not easily compared to any other game. More than 30 colorful roles are fully voiced through top-tier performances authentic to the game’s Central European roots.
From intricate riddles to selecting the proper ingredients to craft new items, dozens of puzzles challenge your brainpower throughout all of Operencia. CLASSIC GAMEPLAY AND EXPLORATION Along with a deeply strategic turn-based battle system full of spells and special skills to execute, tile-based movement encourages thorough exploration of each area. For added challenge, turn on Cartographer mode to plot out each of the 13 maps yourself. How many secrets will you find?
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Operencia: The Stolen Sun doesn’t have a release date yet, but it’s expected to arrive soon exclusively for Xbox One and PC (via Epic Games Store), and accessible for Xbox Game Pass subscribers the day of launch.
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