Outward, a strategy co-op RPG from publisher Deep Silver and developer Nine Dots, has now launched on consoles and Steam.

Outward is described as a punishing, uncompromising game, and while it can be played alone, Deep Silver advises that groups will stand a better chance. Anyone can drop in or drop out of the game map at will….sometimes friends, sometimes foes. Foes are more likely.

When forming your team, keep in mind: the groups that succeed are those who plan ahead. Magic attacks, poison items and nasty traps are all crucial elements of battle, but none of these things are handed to you….the group has to search the world to find them. Of course you’re gonna run into stronger groups who already have those things. The developer says you should expect failure at first, but eventually you’ll grow stronger and stand a chance out there.

OUTWARD is an open world RPG that you can play alone or with friends, either online or in split-screen. It’s more than just an open world RPG you can play coop though and brings a new spin to the beloved RPG genre by putting players in the shoes not of a typical hero but a simple adventurer. Combining story telling elements that differ with each play through with survival elements, players can expect failure. But failing might not be the end of their journey but merely another spin of their personal epic story! A unique new magical system, thrilling combat and mastering the challenge of survival in a world full of dangers are key elements of this fantasy RPG.

The early adventurers will hold the advantage. Begin your Outward journey on launch day today. The game is available on Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam.