JanduSoft and Grimorio of Games have announced that Sword of the Necromancer will release on Nintendo Switch this year.
In this “dead raising roguelike” you play as former rogue Tama, who is determined to resurrect the priestess Koko who she swore to protect on her pilgrimage.
This leads Tama to a legendary crypt rumoured to hold the power to raise the dead, where she obtains the Sword of the Necromancer – a cursed relic that can resurrect dead monsters turning them into allies in the process.
That means that every enemy you defeat can be transformed into a battle companion, but nothing will last forever. Whenever you die you will need to choose between losing all of your gear or half of your level.
“We’ve been a big fan of action roguelikes like Enter the Gungeon and The Binding of Isaac, so we wanted to make something that took what made these games great and add our own unique spin on it,” explains JanduSoft CEO and founder Jose Antonio Andujar Clavell.
“And for us, we thought it would be cool if you could turn the very monsters that were just trying to kill you into weapons that could be unleashed against the opposition. We think this gives Sword of the Necromancer a lot of strategic depth, as you must decide which foes are worth the risk of fighting. Bite off more than you can chew and you’re a goner. But if you emerge victorious you’ll have amassed a major asset to your arsenal!”
Sword of the Necromancer will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2020.