Next month, a rather unique strategy game by Game Source Studio will be released in Early Access. Mahokenshi is a combination of adventuring, deck-building and strategy battling on a hex-grid system, and you can try out a special free preview of the game this month on Steam.
What’s a Mahokenshi? It’s a mystical samurai who guards the four Celestial Isles of the game’s map from evil forces. Doing this involves the use of over 300 cards in your virtual deck and strategic placement of your forces on hex-grid battle screens. The House your mage originates from will also affect your gameplay style. Collect more cards to diversify and enrich your deck, and beat back the demonic army that seeks to corrupt your homeworld.
Become a Powerful Samurai Mage: Travel the beautiful lands and build your card decks, wielding blade and magic to protect the floating Celestial Islands from powerful foes who seek to corrupt them. Evolve your character with every playthrough, and become the Mahokenshi the world needs.
Choose Your Samurai House: Will you hail from the sturdy House of Sapphire? The cunning House of Topaz? The fierce House of Ruby? Or the secretive House of Jade? Each house draws its strength from a different elemental spirit and helps you create different playstyles.
Tactics, Exploration, and Deckbuilding Combined: There are more than 300 lovingly illustrated cards to discover. Begin with a basic set of cards and choose how to build your deck as you defeat formidable foes, uncover treasures, and find remote locations. Evolve your playstyle and strategy as your deck grows and leverage the strengths of your samurai house to create powerful combos.
Immerse Yourself in the Celestial Islands: Explore the vibrant and beautifully designed 3D maps. Meet the different people of the Celestial Islands, save villages, track, and defeat deadly demons. See your battles brought to life with fully animated characters. Perform magical maneuvers, fiery attacks, strong defensive moves, swift counterattacks, set deadly traps on your way to restoring peace to the world.
The preview version of Mahokenshi is downloadable now from Steam. The full Early Access version will go live in the first quarter of 2022.