Dark Point Games are working on isometric action RPG Achilles: Legends Untold, which brings Souls-like combat to ancient Greece.
The new ARPG has you step into the sandals of the legendary titular warrior himself as he journeys to battle the son of Ares, Phobos, as the two primary gods battle over the ancient world.
A key gameplay mechanic in the game that sets it apart from other ARPGs is what they’re calling the Goal-Oriented Action Planning system, or GAIA. This is an AI-based layer of scripting that has enemies and Achilles himself move based on the environment, or even have enemies work tactfully to overwhelm you.
Achilles: Legends Untold is set to launch at some point in Q1 2022, with an early access release on Steam.
Here’s a previous trailer for the game:
Here’s a rundown on the game:
Achilles: Legends Untold is an isometric action-RPG, greatly inspired by the souls-like genre and old-school hack & slash games. Players will have to rely on Achilles’ raw power to overcome legendary characters and creatures from Homer’s Iliad while taking in Ancient Greece through rich lore and environmental storytelling as they make their way to the gates of Troy and beyond.
As the studio wanted to create an easy-to-learn-but-hard-to master-experience the combat is designed with souls-like tactics in mind, without letting it become a barrier to newer players. This way, Achilles: Legends Untold may be enjoyed by souls veterans and new players alike. For those who prefer fighting side-by-side with friends, the game also provides a robust co-op experience with procedurally generated dungeons to explore, allowing you and your friends to hone their skills even further.
The gameplay features satisfying and skill-based combat, RPG elements, and resource management. Collect raw materials to bring to the forge to create new deadly weapons and sturdy shields to take Achilles to the peak of his power. As you watch Achilles become stronger and more ferocious with each ability you pick up, you as the player will also have to adapt to the world, as Achilles is not the only one picking up new tricks along the way.
Achilles: Legends Untold features the innovative GAIA system, responsible for the AI characters’ actions to feel lifelike and work together in unpredictable ways. Experience immersive battles in which monsters adapt to your playstyle, try different strategies, or create ambush scenarios, driven by this contemporary, in-house-designed system.
Rewrite the Myth
Take part in the journey of Achilles, who stands in the middle of the centuries-long conflict between Hades and Ares. The young hero is being sent to battle the War God’s child – Phobos. His journey will take him to many different corners of mythological lands where he will obtain powerful artifacts that will aid him in his quest. Achilles is not alone as Hephaistos – the god of blacksmiths – is always ready to craft new weapons in exchange for materials.
Hack Your Way, Slash the Monsters
Achilles: Legends Untold is an isometric action RPG game, greatly inspired by the souls-like genre and old-school hack&slash games. The players will venture through many unwelcoming locations, battling legendary creatures and trying to piece up the story of the world. The game is a bit lighter on the “souls” side, as the studio wanted to create an easy-to-learn but hard to master experience. Because of that, Achilles: Legends Untold may be enjoyed by the souls veterans and new players alike. And if help is needed, just summon your friends to play together in jolly cooperation, and explore various dungeons together.
Forge Your Playstyle
The gameplay features enjoyable and skill-based combat, RPG elements, and resource management. Every item found on the journey might prove itself useful in creating new weapons and gear when brought back to Hephaistos. Throughout the game, players will become more and more skillful alongside the main character, gaining the ability to take on even more powerful foes! And you can be sure there are plenty of abominable and dreadful enemies that will cross your path.
Experience Combat Like Never Before
Achilles: Legends Untold also features an innovative GAIA system, responsible for the AI characters’ actions who feel lifelike and work together in unpredictable ways. Experience immersive battles in which monsters adapt to your playstyle, try different strategies, or create ambush scenarios, driven by this contemporary in-house designed system.
Will you be persistent enough to grow in strength and take down Ares?
- An engaging and original story inspired by the Greek mythology
- Beautiful, eye-catching graphic design
- Deep combat inspired by the souls-like genre and old-school hack&slash games
- Easy to learn and hard to master gameplay
- Jolly cooperation!
- Innovative GAIA system responsible for enemies’ AI