The Hand of Merlin rogue-lite RPG game gets a full release and sale on Linux, Mac, and Windows PC. All due to the ongoing work and creativity of developers Room-C Games and Croteam. There is a big discount on Steam, GOG, and Humble Store.
Indie developer Room C Games in co-production with Croteam are eager to announce the full release. The rogue-lite RPG game The Hand of Merlin has officially left Steam Early Access on Linux, Mac, and Windows PC. Even the console versions launch with all eight major updates from the full release of the PC version.
The Hand of Merlin is a turn-based rogue-lite RPG in which Arthurian legend clashes with dark and foreboding sci-fi horror. This unusual merging of genres bring a wholly unique sci fi element to its storytelling. Using both squad-based and turn-based combat. So that players can employ tactical cunning to use cover, set up ambushes and arrange attacks. While using ranged, melee and spellcasting combat to conquer both human and unworldly abhorrent creatures. And also other enemy characters they encounter on their quest.
The Hand of Merlin Official 1.0 Launch Trailer (Linux, Mac, Windows PC)
The Hand of Merlin will take players on a journey from Albion to Jerusalem. Due to explore richly imagined medieval lands on the brink of apocalypse. Now being assaulted by an otherworldly evil from a story crafted by Jonas Kyratzes. Known for this work in The Talos Principle and Serious Sam 4. As well as Verena Kyratzes for writing in The Lands of Dream and Serious Sam 4.
Do note, The Hand of Merlin is a game where choices are permanent. Well, depending on the decisions players make as they carve a path across the lands of Albion, Marca Hispanica, and al-Andalus. Adventurers will also need to find a keen balance. As they weigh the risk and reward for the paths they choose.
What players take with them on this journey will be essential since combat is inevitable. While trading in nearby towns can improve arms and armor. Then continue to roam and trade with hermit artisans in the wild. Renown is the backbone of progress in The Hand of Merlin and can be used to level up party heroes. Since players can choose between a randomized set of new skills or improved attributes. Due to balance out the combat prowess of their party.
Since entering Early Access in May 2021, The Hand of Merlin has had eight major updates on its path to version 1.0. Which has added a variety of gameplay options for players. Including randomized party creation, new epic questlines, meta progression, passive skills, alternate maps, and varied difficulty modes. One of these latest updates includes ‘Endless Mode’, a brand new way to play the game with a new biome. Complete with 20 unique new combat maps and a chance for players to learn Spells. As well as for fueling up Hard Mode+ run modifiers. Combined, these eight updates provide a comprehensive set of features. Designed to enhance the overall player experience for RPG fans.
With a large focus on exploration and encounter, mortality is the outcome of existence in human form. But even in defeat, players retain collected arcane knowledge as they jump from one parallel dimension to the next. No two worlds are ever quite the same. Each journey will be unique. Defeat is not the end in this realm, only a new beginning. For a full list of updates and features added to the game head over to The Hand of Merlin Steam page here.
The Hand of Merlin rogue-lite RPG full release is discounted on Steam, GOG, and Humble Store. Priced $24.99 USD / £18.99 / €22.49 for the Standard Edition with a Deluxe Edition priced at $29.99 / £22.49 / €26.99. Along plus a 40% discount until June 21st. A soundtrack of the game is also available for $7.99 / £5.99 / €6.99. With continuing support on Linux, Mac, and Windows PC. Which is also Steam Deck verified.