The Hand of Merlin sci-fi horror gets a release date Linux gaming, Mac, and Windows PC. Thanks to developer Room-C Games and Croteam. Which is due to make its way onto Steam Early Access and GOG.
The rogue-lite RPG game The Hand of Merlin will be releasing in Early Access on May 11th. This may also include Linux support at release. Which is due to remain in the development stage for roughy 4 – 6 months. Since the debut will offer the core features of the game. I’m really eager to see the performance of the release, since the support in Linux gaming will offer Vulkan rendering.
But now, the dev’s clarify that Linux may be due to arrive “within the first month“. This all depends on the success of the QA team.
The Hand of Merlin is a turn based rogue-lite RPG written by Jonas Kyratzes. Who is also responsible for The Talos Principle and Serious Sam 4. Including work by Verena Kyratzes working on The Lands of Dream and Serious Sam 4. Where the Arthurian legend clashes with sci-fi horror. Players recruit three mortal heroes on a desperate journey from Albion to Jerusalem. While exploring richly imagined medieval lands on the brink of an apocalypse. Which is then assaulted by an otherworldly evil.
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In The Hand of Merlin, choices are permanent. So the decisions you make echo for eternity. This can make all the difference to your party’s synergy and combat prowess. Search for the lost fragments of your soul, scattered across the multiverse. Then save as many worlds as you can. This is a world where items imbued with magical power are scattered throughout. Ranging from a peasant’s humble luck charm to the legendary sword wielded by Arthur himself.
The Hand of Merlin utilizes squad based and turn based combat. This is where players can employ tactical cunning and using cover. All while putting together ambushes and coordinating attacks. Working to conquer both human and demonic foes. The battle for good against evil has only just begun.
“The popularity of roguelite RPG’s, coupled with the uniquely disruptive clash of worlds in a beautifully crafted game like The Hand of Merlin really emphasizes the game’s narrative. Versus Evil prides itself in finding immersive games with great storytelling. This is an exciting addition to the ranks” Said Steve Escalante, General Manager of Versus Evil.
The Hand of Merlin will be available as both a standard edition and a Deluxe edition when it releases next month. The Deluxe edition will includes a copy of the games soundtrack. Due to make its way into Linux gaming, Mac and Windows PC. Due to arrive via Steam Early Access and GOG.