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Niche Spotlight – Shattered – Tale of the Forgotten King

Shattered - Tale of the Forgotten King

Today’s Niche Spotlight is Shattered – Tale of the Forgotten King, an open world action-RPG by Redlock Studio that recently left Early Access.

The King has disappeared, and civilization has fallen. As a Wanderer in a forsaken land, it’s up to you to piece together the events that led to the downfall of society.

Explore an open world that seamlessly swaps between 2.5D platforming, and 3D skill-driven combat; with quick melee slashes, counters, and long-distance spellcasting. Find new weapons and items to help you on your journey, and interact with survivors to learn more about the world around you. Beware, however, as not all of these survivors are trustworthy.

You can find the release trailer below.

Shattered – Tale of the Forgotten King is available on Windows PC via Steam for $24.99 USD.

You can find the rundown (via Steam) below:

In the beginning, there was the King.
From a thought, he conjured up the Void.
From a glance, he made the world.
And from a whisper, he created us.

The world as it was is gone, lost with the disappearance of the King. As a Wanderer of these forsaken lands, it is up to you to piece together the fragments of reality and retrace the fall of civilisation through skill based combat, innovative open-world platforming and the testimonies of survivors… some more trustworthy than others.

Ethereal exploration and epic battles
A ruined continent of untold stories and mighty foes is yours to roam. For those who brave its paths, the world of Hypnos contains many secrets, some to aid you on your way and others to illuminate the road that led to your existence. Experience precision based combat and 2.5D platforming set to a complex branching narrative in the reality spanning action-adventure of Shattered – Tale of the Forgotten King.

Are you ready, Wanderer?

Features:
A new world to discover: Explore a gorgeously rendered semi-open world with branching paths and mysterious secrets. Each new zone tells a story through stunning art direction and finely crafted design.

Monstrous enemies to defeat: Observe your foes, anticipate their moves and use their own attacks against them. Switch between close-combat sword fights and long distance spell slinging to dominate the battlefield, and experience seamless transitions between full 3D and 2.5D battles.

A tale 10 years in the making: The universe of Shattered is the culmination of over a decade’s worth of imagination and creativity: an epic reality conjured from the minds at Redlock Studio. Tale of the Forgotten King is but a first step into the world of Hypnos, with more games already planned.

A story all your own: Not all survivors of Hypnos are trustworthy: though most will help you on your way, there are those who seek to use you for their own ends. The world will remember the choices you make during your adventure, and only those with focus and dedication will see through to the truth beyond.

Constant progression: Whether through combat or exploration, the Wanderer will evolve. How is up to you. With your finite resources will you raise your strength or discover another truth of Hypnos? Buy a new weapon, or increase your spellcasting? The choice is yours but choose carefully: not every path can be taken.

« I had travelled through forgotten paths for days, weeks and months to reach the Thousand-Door Palace. A place where only silence reigned now. Where the wind had stopped and the tides retreated with the Great Rift. The great Departure.

And here I was, bathed in my mist of past and future memories, standing in this mythical place that remained, still. The only location anyone in Hypnos could have found with no map or compass back when the King still reigned.

And I Remember the Silence In My Soul.
The Bitter Raindrops In the Wind. »

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