Your life is your currency in this “dynamic action roguelite.” You play as a special piece of burning coal called Ignis, and are challenged to restore fire to the Eternal Flame. However, in doing so you drain your own life.
As you battle your way through a world of darkness and monsters, you must find the perfect balance between your continued progression and staying alive. To succeed, you will need to learn from your mistakes as you die trying – adapting your tactics, skills and abilities to overcome the odds stacked against you at every turn.
The publisher has outlined the game’s key features as below:
- Fight Like You Mean It: Take on hordes of enemies using a multitude of moves and attacks including punch combos, fiery dashes, wide area-of-effect stomps, and powerful finishers that deal decisive damage. Each biome in Flame Keeper is inhabited by unique foes and obstacles of increasing difficulty that you’ll need to learn to beat.
- Your Ignis, Your Play Style: In order to progress you’ll also need to upgrade little coal via skills and passive abilities. Mix and match skills in the same run to create tons of different builds.
- Here’s To Your Health: In order to restore the Eternal Flame, you must scour each environment for what remains of its energy and transfer it back into each stage’s Fire Camp. Find the right balance of keeping yourself alive and fighting while still progressing
- Recharge In Vulpis Village: At the start of each level lies Vulpis Village. Here you can rest, enhance abilities, rebuild and upgrade structures thanks to resources you collect.
Flame Keeper will release digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in early 2023.