Clash: Artifacts of Chaos Announced, Launches June 2022

Clash: Artifacts of Chaos

Nacon and developer ACE Team have announced Souls-like martial arts game Clash: Artifacts of Chaos.

Seemingly a successor to 2009’s Zeno Clash, players control the powerful warrior Pseudo. Shunning the civilization of the strange and challenging world of Zenozoik, Pseudo encounters an orphaned creature that can heal wounds, and Gemini- mistress of the Artifacts- in hot pursuit.

Pseudo must now protect the child, and uncover the Artifacts of Chaos. Your battles will be determined by ancient tradition; where dice dictate the rules of battle. Master martial arts, and exploit your foe’s weaknesses with blocks, stuns, dodges, grabs; and keep yourself alive. Take on foes in multiplayer, where Pseudo’s dreams allow up to three players to take on arena combat.

You can find the announcement trailer below.

Clash: Artifacts of Chaos launches June 2022 on Windows PC (via Epic Games Store, and Steam), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below.

You are Pseudo, a powerful warrior living as a recluse in the strange land of Zenozoik. When you become embroiled in a quest for the Artifacts of Chaos, everything changes. Explore the world and defeat your enemies, but never forget the sacred rules of the Ritual.

The Mysteries of Zenozoik
You are about to enter a strange and inhospitable world. During your quest you will meet unusual characters, travel across breath-taking landscapes, and discover ancient secrets.

The Protector and the Protected
Pseudo is a formidable warrior. Despite his outer stoicism, he is haunted by his memories and chooses to live apart from civilization. This quiet existence is upheaved when he meets a small orphaned creature whose incredible healing powers have attracted the attention of Gemini, the terrible mistress of the Artifacts. Unable to leave the boy to face this threat alone, Pseudo decides to protect him – not realizing that larger forces are at play.

The Only Law
In Zenozoik, there is only one law. According to an ancient custom, the rules of combat are determined by a game of dice using artifacts with special properties. To succeed, you will have to search for the most powerful of these artifacts, fighting your battles according to the ever-changing rules of the Ritual.

Martial Arts
To succeed in hand-to-hand combat, you must master all the ancient techniques. Every warrior, no matter how strong, has weaknesses that can be exploited. Grab your enemies, block their hits, stun them, dodge attacks… every opportunity seized takes you closer to victory, but mistakes can be fatal. To bring down the toughest opponents, you will have to perfect your skills.

One Night, Infinite Stars
Every night, Pseudo’s dreams are so vivid that they literally come to life. Enter his mysterious dreamscape and embark on a multiplayer adventure. Play co-op with up to three players or challenge other players in arena combat.

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Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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