A new turn-based strategy game is headed for PCs in a couple weeks. Trials of Fire. It comes to us from Whatboy Games, a team made up of ex-employees from Rocksteady, who previously worked on Batman: Arkham Asylum.
But Trials of Fire isn’t like that game at all. The game takes place in the desolate fantasy world of Ashe, well-named for being destroyed a long time ago in some kind of cataclysm. Your heroes are determined to restore hope to the land and build a better world for their people, but in the immediate moment they just have to survive. The game takes place in an overhead perspective and combat is deck-based, with tactical positioning and a winning hand of moves bring crucial to each battle.
“Throughout the almost two years of full-time development in Early Access on Steam we have been able to deliver on the complete content plan for Trials of Fire and also build a community around the game of insanely dedicated players and collaborators,” says co-founder and Studio Director at Whatboy, Dax Ginn. “Trials of Fire would not be the game that it is today without the incredible support we’ve received from gamers around the world. We’ll be forever grateful for their feedback and help in shaping and improving the game to where it is now at full launch.”
- A new kind of deck-driven combat. Tactical, turn-based battles on hex-based maps combine party tactics, positional play and deck-building skill. Optimise each Hero’s capabilities by taking advantage of powerful card synergies and by combining Heroes’ individual skills and
- Game-changing loot and limitless combinations. Players are able to build out their party with any combination of nine unique character classes. Equip their Heroes with over 200 unique items and over 320 upgradeable Skill Cards. Every run will be different.
- A vast and varied wasteland. Players traverse an immense overworld filled with combat and narrative encounters, choosing their own path and defining their own adventure as they search and fight for resources critical to their survival.
- Play your way. Six different game modes and customisable quests allow gamers to tailor their play session how they want. Blast through a quick-fire combat run, endure an endless survival mode or take on unique, daily challenges.
You’ll be able to get into Trials of Fire when the final version launches April 9 on Steam. It’ll come both in a standard edition and a collector’s edition with a digital map of Ashe, the complete soundtrack, and a 100-page digital artbook.