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2D Metroidvania Action-RPG 'Skautfold: Usurper' coming to Xbox, PlayStation and Switch on June 23

2D Metroidvania Action-RPG 'Skautfold: Usurper' coming to Xbox, PlayStation and Switch on June 23

Published: Wednesday, May 03, 2023Tagged: Gaming, ID@Xbox, Pre-order, Xbox One, Xbox One X, Xbox Series X|S

Red Art Games announced that its challenging 2D Metroidvania Action-RPG Skautfold: Usurper, the second part in the 5-game Skautfold saga developed by Pugware and ported to consoles by Red Art Studios, will be available for Xbox One, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch on June 23.

2D Metroidvania Action-RPG 'Skautfold: Usurper' coming to Xbox, PlayStatation and Switch on June 23

Skautfold: Usurper is a Metroidvania Action-RPG with a battle system built around its "Guard" system. It allows the player to charge through attacks and take risks, rewarding accurate timing and risk assessment. Instead of immediately losing health when the player is hit, they will loose "Guard points" (which function like a regeneration shield). When these run out, the player will take damage normally. However, if the player accurately dodges incoming attacks, they will turn a large portion of that attack damage into "Guard points", which allows you to turn the tide of the fight, and gain the upper hand. This is a system that will allow anyone to get into the game, yet still provide a high skill ceiling for those players looking for a challenge.

With eight different stats to spec into (along with stat reallocation), countless varieties of character builds are possible. Skautfold: Usurper also features over 90 different weapons and spells: from swords, spears, axes, great swords, scythes, whips, katanas, rapiers, daggers, bows, guns, rifles, canons, spells and summons.

For those looking for even more content, there also are innumerable secrets, additional areas, and optional bosses to discover. Players looking for an even more challenging experience can set their own difficulty by activating special conditions such as a no-guard mode, 1 HP mode, perma-death, or a built-in speedrunning mode. However players choose to play, The Citadel is a massive and versatile interconnected world. There are countless shortcuts to uncover, and a variety of diverse areas: from human towns to alien landscapes, grand libraries to ethereal gardens, and from an Eldritch engine to a crashed spaceship.

Pre-orders for the PEGI-rated physical editions of all three titles will open at 5PM CEST on Friday, May 5th on the official Red Art Games online store. Players who pre-order Skautfold: Usurper’s physical version directly from Red Art Games will receive its exclusive Deluxe Edition which features a sleeve and a double-sided poster as well as an exclusive keychain featuring the game’s main character as a pre-order bonus. People who pre-order the Skautfold: Bloody Pack from RAG’s online store will also receive its exclusive Deluxe Edition which features a sleeve and a double-sided poster and get two keychains featuring both Skautfold’s protagonists as pre-order bonuses.

In North America, ESRB-rated boxed copies of Skautfold: Usurper, the Skautfold: Bloody Pack, and Skautfold: Shrouded in Sanity will retail for $24.99, $39.99, and $19.99 respectively. Those ESRB-rated physical copies of the game will be distributed by Video Games Plus (VGP), Red Art Games’ North American partner. North American consumers will be able to pre-order the ESRB-rated version on VGP’s site from 5 PM CEST on Friday, May 5th.

Skautfold: Usurper releases digitally on Xbox One, Xbox Series, PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch on June 23, 2023, for $14.99 / €14,99. Physical PS5 & PS4 editions, priced at $24.99, will come out in September. The Skautold: Bloody Pack, which includes both Skautfold: Shrouded in Sanity and Skautfold: Usurper on a single cart will also release on Switch on September 1st for €39.99. As for the previously announced PS5 version of Skautfold: Shrouded in Sanity, its physical edition will come out next June and cost €19.99.

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